Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme #2 Beachy Reads

The theme of this week is -What is the best "beach" read you have ever read?
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The best "beach" read I've ever read? Ok, this is kind of a toughie for me! Not for lack of beach days-- I live in Southern California, after all. I avoid the beach because of my Lupus. I'm supposed to avoid the sun. BUT I DO go to the POOL! Under an umbrella and in my apartment complex so I can always run inside if my skin catches fire. ;) So I'm just gonna change "beach read" to "pool read."

I think there are a number of elements that make a good beachside read. For instance, short stories or novellas are perfect. You finish and then get back in the water! I also think that light hearted books are better for the beach. You don't wanna be depressed or thinking deep thoughts (you could get a migraine easily in the sun!) ;) I know many ladies like to read some romantic stories by the pool...lookin' at all those men in their swim trunks...bodies all shiny from the water/sunscreen (phew, did it just get hotter in here?) :k

 Here is the best "beach" read I've ever read:

The Mermaid Chair

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd 

What's YOUR favorite "beach" read? 8| 
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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.