Summer Reading

unnamedIt’s that time of year again, time to sign up for the summer reading club at the local library. I just did my online sign up. I’ll have kiddo do it when he starts summer break. There has been a change in our reading clubs here over the past few years. It used to be based on books read only, then it was minutes read, now it’s a combination thereof. Points are awarded for books read and for minutes read. You can also earn points by attending events at the local library or finding codes at special community places like the zoo, science center, and kiddo’s fave – the sculpture park. The goal for adults is to read get 1200 points, which earns raffle entries, a library umbrella, and coupons for sponsors. The teen program (EEEKK) yes my child will be participating in the teen program even though he is eleven because our library goes by grade levels and he’s going into sixth grade he’s in the teen program, anyway the teen program asks kids to get 1000 points. With prizes including a free book at the halfway and completion points, as well as raffle entries for Cardinals tickets and various electronics. For the first time in a long time kiddo is actually interested in doing the summer reading program.

I have a few books already picked out for my summer reading, I’m still on a space kick so I’ll be reading:

Last Man on the Moon – Gene Cernan was the commander of the Apollo 17 mission, the last mission to the moon and therefore the last man to have feet on another celestial body

We Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves – a book by and about the Original Mercury Seven Astronauts

A Man on the Moon – written by Andrew Chaikin this is the story of the Apollo missions, used as the basis for the mini series From the Earth to the Moon

Two Sides of the Moon – by NASA astronaut and Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott and Russian cosmonaut, world’s first spacewalker Alexei Leonov, this one tells the story of the space race from both sides of the Atlantic

I’m sure there will be other books but these are the ones I have on my list right now. Just looked at my list from the end of last summer and don’t think I’ll get anywhere near that many this year but we’ll see. Kiddo on the other hand is working his way through the second Warriors series, I have no idea which of the 39 Clues series but not the first, and has begun to read the Maximum Ride series. All in all some good reading choices.

Hope you have fun with your summer reading!

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