By Betty Trummel
It might be back to school time for some of you out there, but September here on Cape Cod is the best time to head to the beach! There’s still time for long walks, swimming in the waves (the water has finally warmed up), building sandcastles, and most especially reading lots of great books!
While I often bring books from home, I also check out the Bank Street Little Free Library to see what’s been left behind by tourists or locals. Or, as it happened the other day, a woman lounging in her beach chair near me commented that she saw me intently reading my most recent selection, and offered to trade books with me when I was finished. We had a great discussion about what we were reading, and it was fun to swap books! We now call ourselves “beach book buddies” and have been not only passing books between us, but with other people at our favorite beach.
I see so many people reading while at the beach…and I’m always scoping out the titles of their books to see what’s popular and get ideas for future reading. Kids often have books with them as well…and it’s a great break from swimming or digging in the sand.
Whatever you’ve done this summer…I hope it included some time for reading! This month you’ll find me at Bank Street Beach with my toes in the sand, and my nose in a book!