Friday, June 26, 2009

Such a Summer Bummer

I will admit that when the fine folks over at Books on the Nightstand posted a blog requesting status updates on the Beowulf on the Beach Summer Reading Challenge, I begged off commenting because I'm an utter failure. I do have every intention of eventually reading Middlemarch (and hopefully Paradise Lost), but I keep getting books from the library that are so good that I rationalize, "I've only got them checked out for three weeks... I have to read them NOW!"

But it would seem that I'm in pretty good company. The New Yorker reports here that pretty much all summer reading is destined to fail.

So how about you? How are you doing on the plans you made for your summer reading?

4 comments:

Kristen said...

I'm sinking too - I was going to read just books I owned.. but well, the library called to me! It's like an evil seductive siren. I swear my car goes there on its own before I go to work! No joke.. I'm reading a lot, but not of the books I own that need to be read...

Marie said...

I put five books aside for my summer reading, and tagged them "summer reading" in my LibraryThing account so I could remember what they are. So far I've succeeded in reading one and starting a second. We'll see how I do from here! :-)

Jenny Girl said...

Middlemarch and Paradise Lost are both on my TBR. Don't know when I'll get to them, but someday :)
My summer reading is whatever I feel like, and a few challenges I need to get cracking on.

MizB said...

My only "plans" for summer reading were to read my own choices for July, and my review books (which are technically my "choices" too, but with deadlines) in August. I didn't request any for July, so that gave me "free time" to catch up on the other books I've wanted to get to -- or to read library books I happen across. And, that's just what I'm doing. ;)

~MizB