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Celebrate Summer Reading
As someone who loathes the heat and the sticky “dirtiness” of summery places like the beach, I don’t automatically think “fun in the sun” or “shore vacation” when this time of year rolls around. For me, it’s all about summer reading.
Although, as adults (unless we’re teachers), most of us don’t actually get much, if any, extra time to read during the summer, even I’ll admit that there’s a relaxed “vibe” that comes with the change of season, one that lends itself well to doing some light (maybe even trashy) reading.
So, I was curious. What is everybody reading this summer?
Me? I’ve got a bunch of books going (as always—seasons be damned). I’m determined to get through both of Alison Weir’s Queens of the Conquest and Queens of the Crusades before the summer ends. On top of those, I’m currently reading Peter Sagal’s The Incomplete Book of Running, Peter Sims’s Little Bets, and (besides all that nonfiction) I always like to have at least one guilty pleasure novel on my nightstand. As I write this, it’s Emma Straub’s latest, This Time Tomorrow.
So, what’s in YOUR summer TBR pile? Share your answer with us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and you’ll be entered in our monthly raffle drawing for an Amazon gift card. (Answer our trivia question below correctly and you’ll get TWO entries and double your chances of winning! 🙂 )
I hope you’ll join me and seize the summer. The weather may be brutally hot and humid, but that’s never a reason not to get some good reading done!
Blydyn Square Book Club
In case you missed it in last month’s newsletter, don’t forget to join us on June 23 at 6:00 p.m. (ET) for a very special meeting of the Blydyn Square Book Club. We’ll be chatting with author James Brian Kerr about his new book, The Long Walk Home.
The Zoom link is: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89481868463. Hope to see you there!
Blydyn Square Happy Hour
Mark your calendar for our next Happy Hour, which will take place on July 21 at 5:00 p.m. (ET). We’ll chat about books, writing, working with a small press, and whatever else comes up.
Join us on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83404662673
Quote of the Month
“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.”
— Mary Wortley Montagu
Brain Teaser of the Month
Congratulations to Roger Craik, who won an Amazon gift card. The question was:
Tell us how to say “May” in a language other than English.
Now answer this:
The month of June has three birthstones associated with it. Name ONE of them.
Send us your answer (email@example.com) and you’ll be entered into our prize drawing.
That’s it for this month. See you next time!
Editor in Chief
Blydyn Square Books