Michaeline: Summer’s Here!

Summer is for discovery! (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Summer is for discovery! (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Summer’s been here for a few weeks, but I’m leaving for vacation in the States today, so I feel like FINALLY it is summer! Burgers and cook-outs and travelling to see exciting new things. Heat and sweating and cool crisp air-conditioning. And the chance to take a break; run away for the summer (why, yes, I’ve been listening to Hamilton. One of the great summer songs, even though it makes me cry every other time I hear it).

My WIP is in summer mode, too, and I hope my trip will inspire a flood of words and sunshine. I’m setting it in a summer camp, which is a rather weird choice because the only summer camps I’ve been to have been held on college campuses. You know, band camp, that sort of thing. What I want is lovely old log lodges, with roaring fires in the evenings and group dining, followed by days of swimming, hiking and crafting — crafting magic, that is.

And during my trip, I hope to have time to pick up a few books to read on the plane. Summer books would hit the spot. There’s this list of 10 books from The Guardian, by Tim Lott. Mmmm, he makes summer sound so good! And then there’s a larger list from Goodreads, here. I already see two books I want to re-read (The Great Gatsby and Welcome to Temptation), as well as some classics I haven’t gotten around to yet. (My school didn’t require us to read To Kill a Mockingbird. I think it’s about time!)

So, what are your plans for the summer? Time to store up memories for the winter ahead. (And a quick apology to our southern hemi friends; but maybe you can imagine a bright summer to warm up your winter days.)

2 thoughts on “Michaeline: Summer’s Here!

  1. Safe travels, Micki! Your wish for hot summer days is sure to be granted, since most of the U.S. seems to be under a heat wave at the moment. I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that it’s already August—that doesn’t feel like summer to me, more like almost-autumn, when nights started getting cooler, days grow shorter, and school starts in three weeks. Glad I don’t have to do that anymore, at least!

    I have six British murder mysteries I’m just diving into, thanks to Jilly’s DH, John, and I’m enjoying the summer replacement TV show Braindead, the story of how bugs from outer space entered the brains of politicians and turned them into automatons. So, a documentary.

    I can’t wait to read your summer camp story featuring s’mores and magic! Maybe this trip will inspire you to begin.

    • I’ve started on the story, but there’s a big problem — the hard thing is, I can’t see what the problem is, I can only feel it. But, I think I’m getting a grasp on it.

      (-: Summer reading is the best! I didn’t read any books on vacation, but I am gorging on magazines. I must have picked up 15 magazines here and there . . . .

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