Summer has brought a lot more to do - and the time passes much faster than school days (Why IS that?)
However, the niblets and I still make it to the library once a week. Not only to receive my fix of the greatest free addiction a person could have (I can have all the books I want for FREE? And I don't have to store them in my house; I can give them back?) but of course the kids also have reading assignments over the summer. Trying to convince them that yes, Dracula is a classic but no, I still don't think they will accept you reading the graphic novel form, has been a challenge.
Especially since the only time I read Wuthering Heights was in third grade. In a graphic novel. This is where the "Do as I say not as I have done" argument gets inserted.
But, I do have a stack in my living room that includes:
How I Learned To Cook: Culinary Educations from some of the World's Greatest Chefs, edited by Kimberly Wit
How To Freeze: Everything You Needed to Know about Freezing and Freezer Management by Carolyn Humphries
The Everything Canning & Preserving Book: All You Need to Know to Enjoy Natural Healthy Foods Year After Year
Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids Best Selves - Confident Parenting in a World of Change by Ron Taf
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg
Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life by Jenna Woginrich
I also recently purchased a book that I have read but knew I needed to add to my collection: Plenty by Alisa Smith. In Canada, this was called The 100-Mile Diet, and brought to light the notion of buying locally.
Many people used to think this was a quirk - local buying, canning and preserving, growing food. It used to be a pleasure, a hobby. For many, it wasn't a consideration. But in this day and age, with what our country, even our world, is facing, I believe a lot of the future will be based in the past. Ideas, pastimes, even civilizations are created and destroyed, picked up and put down and picked up again. The Wheel Turns.