It's summer time, and the reading is easy ~ Check out these book recommendations, too!

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Happy days are here again!  It's summer ~ or almost summer depending on where you live!  It's time to plan for reading some new books! 

Benefits of Reading for Fun!

Check out this excerpt from the Oprah magazine, June 2014, edition.  The title of the article is "Remember reading?" by Sarah J. Robbins (p. 107 - 108):

....According to a 2010 study conducted by market-research firm MindLab Intelligent Insights, reading an engrossing book to yourself for as little as 6 minutes reduces stress by 60 percent...Deep reading, it turns out, may strengthen our sense of empathy....the more fiction that people read, the better they are at empathizing with others....Another perk...:  Kids who read for pleasure excel academically - not only in language arts but, as recent research from the Institute of Education, in London, found in math as well.

It's a good thing that it's almost summer because I need to rebuild my empathy stores and reduce my stress.

Some Titles to Check Out Now!

My local library posted a list of the librarians' favorite books, and this book was on the list so I read it and really enjoyed it:
The books grabs your attention from the beginning with a customer committing suicide in the book store.  Book store employee, Lydia, must now solve the mystery!  Click here or on the book cover to read more at Amazon.


If you're in the market for a new page-turning book, you need to check out this new book:

You won't be able to put this book down ~ it's about an agoraphobic woman who spies on her NYC neighbors with her camera.  One day she sees a very disturbing and gruesome site.  You can click on the book cover to read more details!

 I'm currently reading this book:,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

If you enjoy Greek mythology, then this is the book for you!  Circe is a goddess who is banned to a deserted island when she is accused of being a witch!  I'm at the beginning when she is learning about native plants.  Click here or on the book cover to read more at Amazon! 

Please share your book recommendations in the comments!  I'll be on vacation on June 27th so I'll be looking for my next book!

Thank you so much for visiting today!


by Susan K.

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