Friday, August 3, 2012
Letters From Camp: Reading And Writing
Dear Mom and Dad,
Well, you'll be happy to know that I've been keeping up with my reading this summer! My writing too, but more on that in a minute. Of course I had to indulge in the Fifty Shades series (I held out as long as I could but temptation and hype finally got the best of me), We Need to Talk About Kevin (I think every mother should read this one), I just finished 11/22/63 (Mom, I'm glad I talked you into that one), I just finished The Thirteenth Tale, and am starting on Gone Girl. I was going to try to read a book on the kindle app on my phone, but again, I'm sucked in by the hype of Gone Girl.
During one of our (expensive) forays in the book store, Abby spotted the book, Food in Jars. I've already made Blueberry Butter and have all kinds of ideas for future experimentation. Thanks to the two of you and all those years canning tomatoes and pickles, I do love "putting up" foods in the summer. If only it weren't so hot in my kitchen.
The kids have been reading too, and a lot more than I did as a kid. Why is that? Did we not have the right books? Was there no time? Was I just not a reader then?
As for the writing, this is the fun part. Blogfest time is here, so I've signed up for Jeremy Bates' The Dog Days of Summer, Christine Rains' What Was Your Childhood Monster?, and Cassie Mae's What If? These are bound to be fun and great practice for writing: removing the cobwebs in my brain for my best summer memory, facing my fears and having fun with a fairy tale (Mom, this one was inspired by you).
Ooooh. Rest hour's over!
Why I am writing Letters From Camp to my parents.