Sunday, June 17, 2012

5 Things I Love about the Summer


Even though to me it seems like summer begins in May when school lets out, the first day of summer officially starts on June 20th this year.  Here are a few of my favorite things about the summer months.

1. Books - This summer I've got several books waiting to be read.  Currently, I've got lined up Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship, Arthur Herman's How the Scots Invented the Modern World, Ann Brashares's Sisterhood Everlasting, Deborah Harkness's A Discovery of Witches, MacColl and Wallace's To Marry an English Lord, and Rebecca Well's Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Gaston Leroux's Le Fantôme de l'Opéra.  That's a nice mix of genres as well as fiction and non-fiction.  I'll have some book reviews up when I get finished with several of the books.

2. Smores - Who doesn't love making smores in the summer?  It's so simple--just graham crackers, chocolate, and a marshmallow.  Whether they're at a bonfire or just made in the microwave, these treats are a necessity.

3. Blueberries  -  These are one of my favorite summer fruits.  I love eating them when they're freshly picked, but you can also make lots of yummy foods with them.  Like cobbler, pie, or Blueberry White Chocolate Cupcakes.

4. Sandals  -  Sandals are definitely a summer staple.  Who wants their feet confined when the weather is so hot?  And besides, with so many different styles of sandals, everyone can find a good pair.  I somehow managed to include sandals on both Part 1 and Part 2 of Five Shoes Every Girl Needs which just shows how much I like them.

5. Sundresses  -  Dresses are my favorite things to wear, but I especially like them in the summer.  They keep you just as cool as short and a t-shirt, but they're much cuter.  I finally found a lace dress in pink which seems like its going to become my favorite dress for this summer.

I'd like to know what are you reading this summer?  And what are you favorite things about summer.


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