Howdy, y’all! We are so excited to be kicking off Sweet Summertime Reads with Ginger at GReads and Tara atÂ Fiction Folio. You can read Ginger’s intro post hereÂ (where you can also enter her giveaway for TWO Jennifer Echols books!). In a nutshell, we’re going to be sharing our favorite summer books, songs, places, summer reviews, and doing a few giveaways on our blogs for the next few weeks! Some of our posts won’t be summer-related and there will be reviews as usual, but make sure you cycle between our three blogs for lots of great things to come.
To kick off Sweet Summertime Reads, we wanted to share our favorite summer reading locations with you guys.
Where do you guys plan to spend the next few sunny months with your books?
My husband and I purchased a house about a year and a half ago. Our neighborhood has a pool, but I wasn’t really one for having to worry about putting on a swimsuit (and worrying how I looked in it), lathering myself in sunscreen (because I am pasty and prone to sunburn), and then having to take a shower when I got back in.
EXCEPT – that all changed for me when I realized how relaxing it could be…
We went to our pool for the very first time (ever) a week ago and when I got back home, I’d gotten a lite
sunburn tan, lost myself in my book, and the sounds of the water crashing in the kiddie pool kind ofÂ made me feel like I was at a beach. Well…I pretended I was on a remote, secluded beach somewhere far, far away from Texas. I was super relaxed and thought, “I NEED MORE OF THIS IN MY LIFE.”
Here’s the view from our little cabana at the pool. Photo taken with Instagram on my iPhone.
If you need me while I’m not working this summer, you can find me there!
Mine is far less exciting. My husband and I have lived in our house for about 3 years, and are actually in the process of selling it. When we bought it, it was a foreclosure and a total mess. But over the time we’ve been here, we’ve made a lot of improvements and that scary smelly place we bought turned into a charming home. (Now someone please buy it!)
Anyway, after finally cleaning off a deck thick with grossness from being ignored, we bought some super fun Adirondack chairs that I like to call Kermit chairs because of their color and we BBQ and read out there when the weather is nice. It’s a nice alternative when we can’t get to the beach (which is pretty close too).
So here’s a small peek into my backyard. I hope to be hanging out there at some point this weekend!
I just realized my toenails are painted the same color as our Kermit chairs…
Hope you all have a great Saturday & get to hang out in your favorite reading spots!