Yes, LOCAL GIRLS and RICH BOYS are finally out this week. Even though the weather all week sucked. Thunder storms and rain and wind. Who can think about hanging out on a beach (preferably with guys who look like the ones to the left) when it hardly feels like summer?
But even if it's not sunny and warm here in Boston, hopefully there are some readers somewhere who are hunkering down in the sand for a good read. Today it was actually sort of decent out and so I sat myself down by the pool and cracked open a book I just started. It's a total beach read - takes place on Nantucket during the summer. Which got me to thinking.
Everyone talks about a "beach read," but what's that really mean? Do you read more "beachy" (whatever that means) stuff in the summer? Are there books that just lend themselves to donning a pair of sunglasses while you're reading? What do you think? Is there really such a thing as a "beach read?"
(and one more thing, I've already given away two t-shirts in the Island Summer t-shirt contest, and there are more to come - find out how easy it is to win by going to my blog)