Looks like I might be missing something

I haven’t read or watched Orange is the new Black but there was a buzzfeed posting today listing all the books mentioned in one year of the series – it’s a long post but if you want to check it out – here’s the link

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jarrylee/all-the-books-referenced-on-season-4-of-orange-is-the-new-bl?utm_term=.ee4O2B7ao2#.pswr54mOv5

I am going to have to watch at least an episode or two – they seem to be picking up the literary legacy of The Gilmore Girls – which wouldn’t have occurred to me.

Summer Reading Lists

 

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The Sunday Globe today (6/26) has its summer reading list with suggestions from their critics – including Hallie Ephron and Bill Littlefield who have been guests at the Library.  I am always torn between being excited that there are so many excellent books I haven’t read and discouraged that there are so many excellent books I haven’t read.  In this case there are some oldies and still very goodies on the lists.

To check out the list for your encouragement or discouragement

https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2016/06/22/fiction/agkgp2oPMk9FUe5UMEsMEK/story.html

AIRPLANE BOOKS

I think we read for lots of reasons and I have read several books lately that have taught me things I didn’t know but occasionally I just like to read for pleasure – or sometimes just to pass the time when I am stuck with nothing else to do – hence the airplane comment.

So for me an airplane book is one that is pleasant enough to read so that it distracts me from being cramped in a small seat with someone snoring to my left but doesn’t require me to do any serious thinking and probably not much checking of words that I don’t know.

And when I am done, if I forget and leave it in the plane seat pocket there isn’t a loss because it isn’t great enough that I want to immediately share it with others.

SO – is all your reading serious reading or do you have your own airplane equivalent – and if so, what fall into that category?