day six - summer reading. [books]
I've always been a Reader, and to me, the absolute essence of summer is just...rolling over in bed as soon as I wake up and grabbing a book. These are some of the books that are around me right now, most of them obviously from the library. (The library. <3 My second home.)
Obviously, I never outgrew my love for childrens'/young adult books, so those are well represented: Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles, which I just finished this morning and recommend as a perfect atmospheric Summer Read; Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore, which is a recommendation from a kidlit group I belong to on Swap-Bot; In the Space Left Behind by Joan Ackermann; Bird in a Box by Andrea Pinckney; Sarah Dessen's latest novel (I've read allll her previous ones) What Happened to Goodbye?; and the beyond-beautiful Dinotopia by James Gurney, which I dug out of my bookshelf because I needed some reference pictures of dinosaurs for an art project.
Erik Larson's Thunderstruck, because I need to read more nonfiction and I liked Devil in the White City.
A little cooking: the excellent Vegan Brunch, which is full of awesome recipes and ideas, even for non-vegans-who-just-like-new-stuff like me; and a little crafting: the very cute Sew Me, Love Me and The Artful Bird, which is full of intimidatingly elegant projects. (I'm trying to learn to make sewn plushies. I don't know how successful I'm going to be...)