They say to never judge a book by its cover, but when I saw these on the clearance rack how could i resist? I think somewhere between how do I love thee, and apple picking, these guys have got the season covered. I love a good Summer read these days, but when I was a kid you couldn't find a more befitting form of torture! I couldn't reconcile sitting around reading about something when I'd rather be out actually doing something, but now I can't think of a nicer way to relax than soaking in some sunshine, and reading a few lovely lines.
I'm pretty particular about the kinds of things I like to read, I've never been able to pick up just any ol' book and get into it. That's not to say that everything I read is some award winning, soon to be classic either. I like rich, full stories written in such a way that involves most, if not all of the senses. Which is why I was a little skeptical trying out Read it Forward. Every so often they add a new book to their line-up where you can score a free book to read and pass on typically before it hits bookstores. What's not to like ... you know, unless of course you don't like the book. I was lucky with my first attempt. I signed up for a copy of The Philosophical Breakfast Club, was actually chosen, finished it this week, and loved it! I was worried it would be smug, sterile, and just factually driven in almost list format, but I couldn't have been more wrong. It was a full story of four friends, their lives, and how they changed the face of science forever - to this day we still follow the methods they founded. Anyway, I can't wait to pass it on a story I thoroughly enjoyed!