Spring has arrived. I feel confident in my professing this weather-wise, but there are so many other touch points to our seasons than just the weather. (Of course the temperature needed to take a 30 degree dip just to prove me wrong!)
If you know me at all, I love holidays. Spring has found many of us celebrating Easter, May Day, Mother’s Day, Graduations, Memorial Day and Father’s Day. Naturally, we at Read Between the Lynes can find great books to go with any of these events. Oh, I can hear you already questioning May Day; but I ask you, have you been in and looked at the book, “slow flowers”?
As I compose this letter, we are coming up on Memorial Day. This is a holiday that held great meaning in my childhood home. My father and both of my uncles all served during WWII. As a child in the 1960’s that seemed like another lifetime ago, but as I reminisce that my husband served during the Gulf War and that was close to 23 years ago, time seems a little different to me now. At Read Between the Lynes, we choose to honor our Veterans with a tribute window. I urge all of you in the area to stop by and take a close look at what Leslie Schubert does with her magical touch each year. We also honor the tradition of Memorial Day by closing the store so that our employees may take part in any traditions their families may honor.
It’s no secret that I’m a Jersey girl at heart and Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning season of “down the shore”. I’m feeling especially nostalgic this year, as my shore rebuilds itself out of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
So, this Memorial Day weekend you will find me mostly at work, but when I’m not here you can bet I will be home with family, eating and of course reading. I’ll be cooking from Mario Batali’s Italian Grill which just hit our shelves this Spring and making my way through my stack which includes, “The World’s Strongest Librarian”, “The Great Gatsby”, “The Fault Between Our Stars”, “Wonder” as well as a few that will be releasing later this year.
May we see you soon in the store, or you can visit our newly revamped website where you can shop 24/7 or even download eBooks! And, if you can’t get enough of us there, be sure to follow us on Facebook!
Here’s to summer,
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