You know those summertime images you see.
Tanned legs and flip-flopped feet are embraced by a rope hammock, while a dime-store paperback lies facedown across the lap (presumably because the reader is indulging in a sun-drenched afternoon siesta.)
Somehow my summer never measures up.
Mine is whirlwind of activity. Everybody home all day means there are more dishes to wash, more laundry to fold, more food to be prepared. The animals are shedding, the grass is growing and there’s still regular work to be done! Every summer, my visions of getting lost in a novel get washed, mowed and swept away.
Well, this summer is different. I’ve realized that I do much better when I have a plan, and I’ve put together a plan for my summer reading. Even better, I’ve included the kids, so we can support each other and it’ll be even more likely to actually happen.
The plan I’ve developed is built around this tool.
So far Leo is just one away from having a bingo (though we are allowing him to cross off more than one square per book — might have to rethink that decision, though.)
They’ve also put together a Young Adult version (though we were happy to just use this one.)
I heard about this idea on one of my favorite podcasts — Books on the Nightstand. They have their own version of bingo, with different, randomly generated topics and I’m honestly considering switching to that one.
And hey, tell me what I should read!