I love summer and reading; and I do mean together. I was so disappointed all those years that there was no summer reading program at the local library for adults, when I took my then young children to sign up for it. Several years later, as my youngest was almost out of high school, I discovered the library had developed an adult program!!! I was so excited to learn this, and to get started with it. The little kid in me was jumping up and down at the thought of it.
Each year is a new theme. It’s so much fun to find out what the new theme is and to get started with books that fit into the program. I usually sign up before the school year is over, but I was a little late this year. I have read a lot of books that I would not have noticed without the program. I went searching for a “new” book to read, and headed out of the library to start on my new adventure; explore a place I’ve never been before; meet new people and learn something new.
When I was a young girl, the book mobile, a small bus filled with shelves of books, would come from a nearby town to my small town on a certain day each week. We were always there to swap the books we had just read for new adventures to devour. I mostly read about animals, and mysteries about girls who solved crimes and such. Now my favorite genre is Inspirational Historic Fiction, but sometimes I read other genres. Since last year, I have discovered some authors that are new to me through other reading friends of mine, and through exploring my own writing journey. I am so excited to get started with the Adult Summer Reading Program! Can you tell?
The name of the summer reading program this year is “Groundbreaking Reads.” We are allowed to count one library sponsored program, or one movie, to substitute for one of the four excavation slots, as they are called. I chose to attend the program, “Writing Your Own Groundbreaking Novel,” by local published author, Randy Rogers. It was well worth my time. I learned a lot, and appreciate his presentation very much.
For my first book in this year’s program, I chose, “Juan Ponce de Leon and the Spanish Discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida,” by Robert H. Fusion. It falls in the “Adventures & Explorers” category. So far, the part that I’ve read sounds interesting, and not at all like a dry documentary. I’m looking forward to reading it, and then choosing the next adventure. Now to curl up with my good book, and take a trip to Puerto Rico and Florida!
Have a blessed weekend, friends!