June 17, 2010

It's Summertime and the Reading is Easy...

I was going to start off saying I'm sorry for not posting, but I'm really not.  I'm enjoying my summer and I hope you are as well.  I'm finishing up a couple of professional titles I hope to be posting on soon, but this week I had a couple days of in-services and I have family visiting for a number of so and doubt I'll get much screen time.

I don't get out much, so don't be surprised when I say I saw my first Kindle and iPad out in the wild this week.  Today I took my daughter to her swim team thingee and couldn't help doing the scout out for readers.  Is there a name for this move?  You know the one.  When you're walking down the aisle on a plane, bus or train and you're checking out all the books people are carrying or reading.  It was moderately busy at the pool so I did that today.

Young boy next to me was engrossed in The Melted Coins, a Hardy Boys mystery.  I seriously doubt that's on a summer reading list, but you never know.  There was a dad enjoying an old copy of Prince Caspian which was interesting.  A woman was reading the actual physical newspaper (which I don't think I've done in four or five years).  Little kid next to her had a picture book.  A tweenaged girl was reading a book called Lola at the Library to her little sister.  A woman was reading a hardback novel.  The woman next to her was reading a trade paper nonfiction health title.

There was a woman across the pool reading what looked like a Kindle in a case, but she seemed pretty paranoid when the kids came around all wet and dripping and kept wrapping it up in a thick towel.  A guy sat down next to me with an iPad and played a few hands of solitaire.  A kid at another table was playing it the old fashioned way, with a deck of cards.  I wonder which one would have been more chapped if they got splashed?

I was switching between my nonfiction professional book and my audio fiction book.

My daughter finished a Magic Tree House book she's been reading when we got home.

Tonight I go to my book club to discuss Plainsong, among other things.

Enjoy your summer reading!