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Whatcha Reading? I just finished "The Associate" by John Grisham and "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella. Both were very easy reading, nothing too taxing for the brain--perfect for at the lake or traveling--or sitting in my lawn chair. The John Grisham book kind of fell flat for me at the end-- I miss the writing he did in some of his earlier books--and yet it did keep me interested. "Confessions of a Shopaholic" was probably pure "fluff" but I did find it very funny and laughed a lot and I see it is now being made into a movie.

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These books probably fall into the genre of what is called "Summer Reading." So what is "Summer Reading?" Here at the library we often equate it with our children's program that we run during the summer to keep them engaged in reading, but what about adults? When I go to the bookstores they have tables and tables of books with the advertising placard that says "Summer Reading" and so I have been wondering what exactly constitutes summer reading. It seems many people favor lighter reading during the summer, also many people love reading books about locations they will be spending summer vacations and that is why books like "Summer House"or "Beach House" tend to be popular. Also many people like the convenience of a paperback, lightweight to pack and carry, and so many classics are reprinted in paperback form just for the summer months. Book stores in tourist areas also tend to do well during the summer months and a lot of us share a delight in a finding a completely random read at a summer vacation destination. We have great new books here at the library for your summer reading pleasure--

Robert Ludlum's "The Bourne Deception"

"The Wednesday Sisters"

"Dune Road" by Jane Green

"Summer House" by Nancy Thayer

We also have two new magazine subscriptions-"Budget Travel and "The Saturday Evening Post"

Also some new horse books for girls, four in the "Lucky Foot Stable" series and four in the "Horses of Half Moon Ranch" series.

See ya at the Library!

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