Summer Reading List

No, I’m not going to tell y’all which books I’ll be reading over the summer months because I honestly have no idea. And no, I’m not going to link to some article that tells you what you should be reading. BUT I am making a little change here. I want to know about your summer reading habits! Y’all are well aware by now that I don’t care what any other person reads because another person’s reading has absolutely nothing to do with me. But I am curious to know if your reading habits change during the summer months.

I’m seeing article after article (not blog posts) about summer reading and books perfect for reading in the summer, and I just don’t get it. Are we allowed to read certain books during certain months of the year now? Are there books that are currently “in season”? This all sounds ridiculous to me, but I’m thinking I’m just out of the loop here. Are the summer months more conducive to specific stories? I’ve never tailored my reading to the seasons, but I also never said I have any idea about anything.

Anyway, do your reading habits change at all during the summer months? How so?

On this day in 2014 I published Introduction of my TBR Piggy!.


Stop Smelling Your Books


Photo Credit: We Know Memes


This blog is coming up on 12,000 comments, and you would not believe how many people have said something about the smell of a new book. I’m pretty sure each and every time I’ve read that in a comment I’ve rolled my eyes and proceeded to scream loudly on the inside.

I mean, new cars have a nice smell. New shoes have a nice smell. Heck, a pile of clothes out of the dryer has a nice scent, but books? I’ve never once smelled a new book. And I’ve never even thought to do so. I guess I missed the memo that told everyone how great paper and ink smell.

I’m writing this imagining all of you walking through Barnes and Noble or your local bookstore just picking random books off the shelves and smelling them. And repeating this over and over until….I don’t even know. Until you catch someone looking at you like you should be institutionalized? Seriously, there might be something wrong with you if you’re smelling your books so much.

Oh! I know! You’re actually in the drug trade and you’ve laced the pages of your books with some illegal substance and you sniff them to get your high. Glad I finally figured it out.