By that I don’t mean that I won’t take a book to the beach. On the contrary, I will ALWAYS take a book to the beach… or to the movies (time before the movie starts), or to the supermarket (checkout lines!), or anywhere and everywhere else I go.
What I don’t get is why any book would be more “beach worthy” than another. My most recent “beach reads” were Stephen King’s On Writing, Stephen King’s Under the Dome, and Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project (all of which accompanied me to Hawaii back in April); as well as our own Tawna Fenske’s fantastic Making Waves (which just accompanied me to Disneyland and Palm Springs). I didn’t bring those books because they were any more or less fun than others (although Tawna’s book was insanely fun — more on that during her debut week), I brought them because they were what I was reading at the time. When I was reading The Battle for America 2008 by Dan Balz and Hayes Johnson, I brought that to the beach. Same when I was reading Cultural Amnesia by Clive James. Whatever I’m reading, light or heavy, it comes with me to the beach, and I’m thrilled to have it there.
Are you with me on this? Are you happy to bring any book you’re reading to the beach, or do you prefer a specific genre to keep you entertained as you bask in the sun? Pass the sunscreen, then let me know!
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