My co-workers and I would joke that anyone who came into an interview at a library who answered the question: "Why do you want to work here?" with "I like books." automatically fails the interview.
The thing is, if we didn't like books, we wouldn't be there. ;)
I am happy to have my summer off not only to catch up on knitting, but also reading. I never get time to sit down and just read a book during the school year (between work and my own school), unless they are super quick YA books. So I just sat down and read Stephen King's latest book Mr. Mercedes.
I'm a huge Stephen King fan, and the first novels I ever read were his. My dad had a rule that as long as whatever I chose to read was something I would read in front of him, I'd be allowed to read it. It was the same rule his aunt gave him, and the same rule I give my kids; if you are embarrassed to be reading it, it's probably not appropriate.
Anyway, King's latest book was an interesting departure from his usual. But still a great read, and still written in his style. I read it in about 2 days, and enjoyed it. I'm trying to think of what else to read.
So I stumbled on this club called Book Riot. If anyone has ever done it, I'd love to hear feedback. It's $50 a quarter, you can quit any time, and you get a box of books and other "literary goodies" (along the lines of a yarn club, where you get the yarn and other yarnie goodness). I think it's a cool idea, and I love the "no commitment" angle--whether because it wasn't my cup of tea or because I wouldn't have time to read during the school year