For the first time in a long time, I’m in a city for the spring and summer. Being naturally inclined to urban living and also a die-hard flower child, it’s hard for me to express just how excited I am about this. I envision Sunday bike rides to the Tam-Tams, hot afternoons and cold beers on terraces, sunny days passed in parks and cafés considering the finer things in life. Other than warm weather, beautiful blooms, and open air festivals, summer especially reminds me of reading! With the slog of school and homework done for another season, it is time to turn to that neglected Goodreads list, those dusty books on the shelf, a forgotten Kindle, the neglected library card. As it is always feast or famine with me, I’m almost paralyzed by the possibilities; should I be decadent and start with some contemporary fiction or studious and add another canonical classic to my list? Maybe I will seek to improve myself with some sort guide to a new skill, or I will educate myself with something a little more academic, like a sociological study. In order to beat this bounty inspired paralysis, I’m going to try something new: I’ve been working my way through older episodes of a Book-centred podcast, “Books on the Nightstand.” They created a generator to pump out summer reading Bingo cards and the instructions are quite straightforward: read a book that meets the criteria on one of the squares and work your way to a Bingo! The episode is over a year old and so the generator no longer works, but luckily for me there is one bingo card left on the site and multiple others available on the interwebs, so I’m going to give it a try. Of course the book I am currently reading meets none of the criteria, (No Great Mischief by Allister Macleod) but perhaps that’s just more incentive for me to finish quickly!
Just in case any of you were interested in what other books I am planning on reading (or hoping to own), take a gander at my Amazon wishlist. There are few better ways to get into a bookworm’s heart (and her pants) than a good piece of literature.