â€œJune is busting out all overâ€œ For me, memories of that old song bring recollections of many pleasant sensations: the warmth of a blanket on the beach, sounds of waves breaking on shore, the smell of suntan lotion (or baby oil â€“ OUCH, remember that?) and the luxury of uninterrupted hours spent reading - losing any sense of time, carried away by scenes my brain orchestrated in response to the words on the pages.
Sadly, I just realized I donâ€™t often allow myself the luxury of those getaways these days. There is always some project Iâ€™ve planned to do, some task to accomplish. I have two porches and two porch swings, but I am rarely in either of them JUST reading! Last week, because of a respiratory "bug" I unfortunately caught, I was home resting. And it wasn't easy! In the brief minutes when I felt better, I began thinking of "things I need to do." Thankfully, I resisted and gave myself permission to read, and read and read.
My friend, and website editor, Terry Gray suggested that we dedicate June's newsletter to books - ones we have been reading lately, and/or all-time favorites. Our plan is that we'll start by listing some of our favorites, with short descriptions, and then ask y'all to PLEASE send us your favorites. We'll publish them in the July newsletter.