Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tuesday ThiNgErS! (summer reading Q's and A's)

Tuesday Thingers ROCK!

Q:Since we’re past the Fourth of July and the summer season has officially started, what are your plans for the summer? Vacations, trips? Trips that involve reading? Reading plans? If you’re going somewhere, do you do any reading to prepare? Do you read local literature as part of your trip? Have you thought about using the LT Local feature to help plan your book-buying?

A: We are going to take tons of day-trips this year. To go hiking, swimming, and maybe some overnighter camping. I am not super brave yet with my 2 and 4 year olds. I guess I like my sleep, and I like it when they get theirs :) We will be able to do more this year, and more next...it just keeps getting better and better!!

I will read no matter where I am. I have a huge pile of ARC and I really am working on getting a handle on them this summer...it is going well so far, but I can't slack off since there are always more coming. I love getting them in the mail, but I hate seeing them while they sit there awaiting me on my shelf....it is my physical to do list. I don't have to visualise it, it is right there. There are about 25 or so right now.

Reading to prepare for trips? well, we use google maps to see where we are going, but besides that we usually know what is there so we don't need to.

I usually don't worry about buying books when I am away from home either, unless it is a dire need (as in I finished the books I brought with me!) I do like to brows used bookstores in small towns, it seems like their prices are so much better. And know, I don't think to plan things out like searching for them on LT local...I am more of a play-it-by-ear type o' gal. But I am sure the planners really know what is good, too bad I don't even think to do that!:)


Anonymous said...

Day trips sound like a lot of fun. If you take pictures, please share a few. I love to get a glimpse of what other people see while they're hiking. And I feel your pain about the ARCs. I'm hoping that my July Book Blowout will clear many of them away. Thankfully two out of the last three are historical fiction. That will make me exceptionally happy!

beastmomma said...

Your trips sound great. I am also amazed at your 25 ARCs. How did you get so many?

Kathleen said...

I can imagine it must be difficult to find time to read with two little kids!

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one who went crazy when books stay on the shelf too long. If there is a huge pile, I tend to get nervous...lol!