As those of you who live in the Northwest know, it’s been a very cool and wet spring and we’re not convinced that Summer has actually arrived yet. I just returned from spending some time with my mother in Salt Lake City, where it really WAS summer, including 96+ degree temperatures! The temperature in Seattle, when I returned home yesterday, was a full 30 degrees cooler! It was a lovely trip and I enjoyed my mother, the sunshine, and the gorgeous summer flowers everywhere.
Books were very much a part of this visit, too. Mom bought 3 books while I was there and has already started reading The Hemingses of Monticello, by Annette Gordon-Reed. While I was there, I read The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan. Discussing books over dinner, my sister-in-law recommended Life Class, by Pat Barker, and Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett, so I downloaded them onto my Kindle. My cousin (whom I hadn’t seen in 25 years!) told me she is looking for a copy of a book she’d heard about called, Abraham Lincoln, God’s Humble Instrument, by Ron L. Anderson. Sidney Poitier’s book, The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography, was sitting on the nightstand in my mother’s guest room. I wished I’d had time to read it. Wild Swans, by Jung Chang; The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton; The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson; and Visual Basic, by James Foxall, were books being read by the people sitting nearby on the airplane during my return flight. So it’s safe to say that everyone seems to be enjoying their summer reading! I hope you are, too!