Summer, it is all about relaxation, living life to the fullest, sitting on the beach, sipping something cool. Add some good reading to get lost in, accompanying your lemonade. I have always found it odd that that summer reading material was considered lightweight, does that mean that we slog through the heavy stuff in winter? Deep downpours, and intense tomes? I am a born a reader, probably got it from my Mom, passed on to me along with the blue eyed genes. She passed on those genes, and a healthy respect for using public libraries. Those amazing collections of books, to be discovered, borrowed, pored over, inspired by, and eventually returned, all for free. The only requirement, a library card. Although we do buy books, they tend to be something that we cherish, repeatedly opening up, and diving into. Visual treats, doled out sparingly. I depend on the flow of new books that my library purchases, and lists online each month. Being among the first to open the pages of a new book, is sublime pleasure. But lately it seemed that my stream of books that are interesting, absorbing, fulfilling, and worth spending my time with had run dry a little while ago. Kind of like the lawn that has gone dormant for the summer, my local library has hit a dry spot. I have read two amazing fiction books in the last week, both of them moving, evocative, heart breaking. The first is Still Alice, by Lisa Genova, a work of fiction, it depicts how a brilliant Harvard professor diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease lives her life true to herself, and how she and her family deal with this disastrous memory robbing disease. The second one has just been made into a movie, and you are probably very familiar with it's title. My sister's keeper, by Jodi Picolt, another work of fiction. But an amazing book, you will be tempted to see the movie first, don't. Read the book, it is well worth the wait. So, we come to the part where I am asking for your help, have you read anything worth sharing lately? Something that inspired you, made you think, made you wonder, did you get lost in a good book lately? Can you suggest anything that I can get lost in? I love fiction, mystery, suspense, and non fiction. Feel free to suggest anything. I'll be here, waiting with my bookmark.