Reading Through the Summer Blahs

We’ve made it half-way through the girls’ summer vacation, and I can tell that lethargy is setting in.   Not just with the girls, who seem to be harder to wake up every morning, but also with me.  Just responding to emails seems to be quite an accomplishment, and I have to work hard to even look at my to do list. It’s even harder to finish the tasks I set aside for myself each day.

But it is summer after all, so I’m giving myself permission to read more every day and treating that like an accomplishment. I also read to Madeleine every day, and I’m very aware of the fleeting time I have left to do that with her. She starts college at the end of September, so what time I do have with her is precious. Even at her age it’s still a great way to broach subjects that we wouldn’t normally bring up in everyday conversation.

I have not been reading to Catherine yet, but I’d like to start soon. I think she’s ready for The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and I can’t wait to share it with her. We have all of August to read before we start on our next book club book, which is North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley.

There’s still so much of summer to look forward to.


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