While she’s still in Seattle and I’m here in Tokyo, I could rattle off a million reasons why I’m sad we’re not near each other. Coffee dates, shopping, baking, movies, non-stop chit chat. One of the things we both love though is reading. When we first met, before tablets and Kindles and all those reading devices were popular (aka back in the OLD days, circa 2009-2010), we would go to Barnes & Noble together, armed with peppermint mochas and our rewards cards, and buy insane amounts of books. We even bought matching book shelves at Ikea for our libraries.
And then we’d read. At the Starbucks in Barnes & Noble. On the couch at home. In bed. On vacation together. In Seattle coffee shops. It was such an awesome way to enjoy each others’ company. Even better, she’s a quick reader and gives me the inside scoop on novels and series she thinks I might like.
Kelsey and I bought books faster than we could read them. We loved stocking our bookshelves at home. But then I moved to Portland, and my books had to get packed away. My epic, unread book collection sits in Dan’s mom’s garage, where whenever I visit, I pull a handful out and bring to Japan. Now that eBooks have taken off, I do most my reading on my iPad Mini.
But Summer is coming! And though I don’t have any vacations planned til August I just can’t resist a lazy, fluffy read.
This is my summer reading lineup! Some of these books I don’t even remember buying!
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, David Sedaris- it’s David Sedaris. I’m guaranteed some dark laughs w his dry humor
Weekend in Paris, Robyn Sisman- girl goes to Paris, falls in love. Or something. Good for a beach or plane
Marshmallows for Breakfast, Dorothy Koomson I don’t remember buying this, but it does have a “buy 3, get the 4th book free!” sticker on its cover. So I think that pretty much answers my question.
Walt Disney; An American Original, Bob Thomas I actually bought this book at Disney World a couple trips ago. I love reading my Disney books before a Disney trip!
Bringing Home the Birkin, Michael Tonello I’m currently reading this, it’s a fun read about a guy who sells the famed Hermès Birkin handbag on eBay. Interesting learning about the top tier of the fashion world
Realityland, David Koenig Because one Disney read is never enough!
NASM- The Essential of Personal Fitness Training Oh, the joys of having to read a textbook…
What are your fave genres/ series/ books?