The official end of summer is still over 2 weeks away but, for the purposes of summer reading, Labor Day signaled the end of our program. So, for better or worse, summer reading 2022 is done.
It was an awesome reading time for me! Even without a bingo coverall as a goal, I finished 26 books. And . . . bonus . . . I didn’t have to initiate Jedi mind tricks to get them to fit into arbitrary categories. It was a summer of reading freedom and, while I don’t think I’ll ever be able to capture the summer reading of my childhood . . . the long days of reading in the backyard . . . the nights of staying up with a flashlight under the covers . . . the trips home from the library with my arms full of books and possibilities . . . this came pretty damn close.
I hope it did for you, too. I hope you captured the childlike wonder of reading something you loved. I hope you flitted from book to book until you found just the right one to fit your mood. I hope you read for the shear pleasure of reading with no rules and no restrictions to tamper your enthusiasm. I hope the posts I wrote about finding the right book and making time for reading and why writing book reviews matters resonated with you and showed you a different way of thinking about books and reading. Mostly, though, I hope you had a wonderful summer of reading.
I’ve got prizes to share but I want to offer once last shot at winning so . . . comments on today’s post will be entered along with comments the other 6 summer reading posts. I’ll close the comments on all of the posts this Friday and announce the winners next week.
Thank you for taking this summer reading journey with me. And remember, fall is also a wonderful time for reading . . . let’s talk more about that soon.