I hope everyone is enjoying the long holiday weekend! First off, Happy Memorial Day to all the Veterans out there, and a big thanks to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today!
I feel that Memorial Day weekend, with it being the unofficial beginning of Summer, is, for me, the beginning of my Summer reading season! Although, unlike last Summer, where I was able to get so much reading done, I think this Summer is going to be slightly different. The baby is due in less than four weeks, and I think with his/her arrival, I won’t be getting nearly as much reading accomplished as I have previously.
With that being the case, I’m not going to set any lofty goals and/or lists of books that I’d like to accomplish this summer. If I can get to one or two books this summer, I’ll be perfectly happy with that amount of reading. The one read that I would like to accomplish this summer is Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind. If I can get that read, I’ll consider this Summer a successful one for reading!
For this last week of May, I completed my reading of Bleak House and I began and finished George R.R. Martin’s second book in his Song of Fire and Ice series, A Clash of Kings. I enjoyed A Clash of Kings, but not nearly as much as the first book, Game of Thrones. I should have a post up on A Clash of Kings in the next day or so.
This week, I’m looking at reading Phil Hellmuth, Jr.’s Play Poker Like the Pros. I’ve had this book on my bookshelf for a number of years and haven’t touched it, so I’ll be reading that as part of my effort to read some unread books on my bookshelf.
How about you? Do you enjoy establishing a nice Summer reading list? What are you reading this long weekend?