I cannot believe summer is almost over. It seems like it went by so fast. With summer winding down, it can mean only one thing: back to school time. As a child I loved to read; well, I still love to read too. (Wow, that sounded like a Mitch Hedberg sentence.) By the time I was a freshman in high school, I was assigned summer reading to have ready by the first school day of the year. I actually loved summer reading. My parents would take me to a cabin about three weeks before school so I could read my three or four summer books in the course of a week and complete all my homework assignments. I think this is partially why I still love to read in spurts. I devour books sometimes in four or five hours. I have been known to pull the Harry Potter all-nighter.
So, I have been thinking about reading some books that take place in schools in honor of back to school time. I mean, it’s time to reread Harry Potter anyway. Also, I have been contemplating reading some Judy Blume books in honor of my second puberty (which I am having a much easier time with than the first one). I guess I am always destined to act like a teenager.
So dear Persphoneers, what have you been reading recently even if you aren’t gearing up to go back to school? Do you have any fond memories of back to school reading as a teen?
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