Even though I do teach summer courses (they started on Wednesday), summer is generally a more relaxed time of year for me and I have a lighter schedule. So, I get to do more of my favorite things: read and run (the second one can only be done either early in the morning or late in the evening though -- summer gets HOT here -- and that leaves a lot of daylight for reading). For the past week, I have been diving back into reading like Paris Hilton into a martini -- I've been thirsty for it.
Currently, I am LOVING "The Other Boleyn Girl"! I'm only about halfway through, but it's so good I just want to lay in bed and read all day (hey, I don't have class today, so I just might do that!). Normally, I'm not a huge fan of historical fiction, but this is fantastic -- go out and read it.
Also, I just finished Jen Lancaster's new book "Bright Lights, Big Ass" (you can find Jen's books and blog here) and I laughed myself into spasms. Seriously? Some of her stuff is so funny, that my husband asked to hear some of what was so funny. Especially for those of you living in Chicago, you'll want to read this book (she lives there and some of her antics detail stories about living in the city).
I do plan to run this evening -- if I can part with my book for that length of time!