Summer is reading time for me. So is winter, cozied with a blanket on the couch. Spring, too, and fall. Summer, though, bring to mind quilts on the lawn under the shade of the apple tree; lying on the deck swing with my latest novel; late evenings reading by the moonlight because we daren't turn on the porch light for fear of mosquitoes. Yes, summer is a time for reading.
I have to share what I've been reading lately. I just finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Fantastic. Brilliant. It's narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic boy (at least, I think he's autistic. It doesn't actually say so in the book, but if you put 2 and 2 together...). The story is about how he finds a murdered dog and goes about the neighbourhood trying to find the culprit. The fantastic part is that he writes the novel in the same style his mind works, which I must say, is absolutely astounding. I laughed, I cried, it moved me, Bob (name that movie).
Next, I've read a couple novels by Margaret Atwood. How is it that in almost 3 decades of living, I haven't ever read Margaret Atwood? She's Canadian for goodness' sake! And, IMHO, a literary genius! Granted, I've only read 2 of her books, but so far I love her. I'm reading Alias Grace right now. If you love historical fiction - or non-fiction, for that matter - give it a try. The Robber Bride was great, too.
Phillippa Gregory is a hot name if you like history, too. The Other Boleyn Girl, anyone?
What are you reading lately?