Friday, July 29, 2011
I also like to read what the reviewers call "Beach Reads." Frivolous, light entertainment that doesn't break your heart if you forget it at the cabin! As a young woman I read Valley of the Dolls in the summer-real trash that! I think I read The World According to Garp in the summer. You might argue that it is not SUCH a trashy novel.... I read Stranger in a Strange Land one summer when I was young and impressionable-I read it later and it didn't hold up!
One summer in the early 70's I read Saul Bellow's Henderson the Rain King and loved it-again not trash!
The problem here is that I don't usually finish anything that is toooo trashy. I always figure that there are too many really good books out there to read something I don't really like! I give a book about two chapters and if it hasn't caught me by then-out it goes. That is part of the reason why I check so many books out from the library. If I don't like it, I just can't be bothered to finish it!
So now here is the question for you-What do you read in the summer? Trash, classics, or something in between?
Talk to you soon,
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.