Reading at the Beach

Posted on: Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:00

As my family heads off to a week at the beach, everyone has packed books to read. There is something magical about reading by the ocean.

Throughout the year, most of the books I read are related to work. I have the opportunity to read two books a year in order to write a review for AASA’s School Administrator.  Members of Cabinet typically do a book study together as well—this year’s selection was Lead with LUV. Staff members also share books with me, like The Coddling of the American Mind and Dare to Lead.

Summer vacation is when I have the most time for personal reading, and I am excited by the selections I made for my beach reading this year. First choice is the One Maryland book, What the Eyes Don’t See.  Several friends have given the book rave reviews.

And then I am going to start the Harry Potter series. Yes, I know, I am a little late to the Harry Potter obsession. My daughter has loved the books for years, and so I surprised her with tickets to see the play on Broadway; well, I enjoyed the play so much that I decided I wanted to read the books! So, my Harry Potter reading journey begins. [My goal is to finish the original series before we return to see the second part of the play next spring—our plan to see both parts was interrupted by the blackout in Manhattan!]

But I know my favorite reading at the beach this year will occur with my grandson on my lap! I am proud to say that his parents have already introduced him to the joy of books, and he is only 2 months old. It is never too early to instill a love of reading!

Wishing you many wonderful summer reading adventures.