Monday, June 27, 2016

It's Monday! What are you reading?

My children and I left the house today at 9a, to escape the heat.

Not what central Texans normally do on a sweltering day in June, but with the air conditioning installation team on their way to our house, we felt it best to find cooler venues and let husband/ dad deal with the proceedings.

After breakfast at IHOP and a quick shopping trip to WallyWorld (a.k.a. WalMart), we went to our favorite library to relax and read.

My favorite thing to read at the library?


Let's face it--I have the Mount Everest of to-read piles at home.  More than a dozen from my school library, several self-purchases, and at least two professional books are stacked in various corners, hindering my husband's attempts to tidy up our shared spaces.

I used to subscribe to magazines, too, until they began to pile up.  Out of desperation and frugality, I let the subscriptions expire, and promised myself regular trips to the library to read those enticing articles on crafts with Mason jars, how to lose weight without feeling hungry, celebrity weddings, and cupcake recipes.

But the school year zings by without so much as a visit to our favorite book depository, too busy with work and activities and the reading that accompanies work and activities.

Summer, then, is our library time.  My time to indulge in some magazine mind candy.  The books are waiting for me at home, hopefully in an ambient temperature that rivals our central Texas winters.


  1. "Magazine mind candy" - love this phrase. I love settling in with a big stack of magazines to browse at the library. I haven't done it in a long time. Maybe soon!

    1. Thanks, Ramona! I'm making myself a promise to "play" at the public library more often this year.