I have a confession to make. I failed. And it’s not the first time. Though there is a silver lining – I didn’t fail as bad as I’ve failed in the past.
Back in May, I listed eight books that I planned to read over the summer. Five work related and three, you know . . . just for fun. And just like every summer I’ve created a reading list, I failed to finish the list. But I came close. I went seven for eight.
The secret? Go tech naked for five days and knock out four books one right after the other. In addition to the summer reading list, there was also a brief Civil War kick in early summer related to the 150th Gettysburg anniversary.
And of course, there’s always the annual Wiebe Labor Day bookapolloza.
For the last six or seven years, over the Labor Day weekend, my family and I travel to some exotic city (like Kansas City or Wichita), eat the same sort of food all weekend, and visit as many bookstores as we can. And, of course, we always name the weekend. Among other things. we’ve had Burgers and Books, BBQ and Books, Bolognese and Books.
This year? We wanted to focus on Asian food but couldn’t come up with a “B” word that went with “Books.”
We ended up with Thai and Texts.
Yeah. Not near as catchy. But still a good weekend. Great food. Great conversation. And four bookstores.
Nice story, Glenn. Thanks for sharing. But what’s the point? Read more