Barrie Hardymon http://wdiy.org en Sneak Preview: 5 Books To Look Forward To This Summer http://wdiy.org/post/sneak-preview-5-books-look-forward-summer My summer reading preferences are so particular they have, at times, stopped me from reading at all. I need a romance for a train trip — for obvious reasons. When it's hot, I prefer something with no climate congruence at all; I've never enjoyed <em>Anna Karenina</em> so much as I did on the beach (that romance is a train exception — er ... for obvious reasons). When I'm on a plane trip, I like a passel of good young-adult novels, filled with cliffhangers, reversals and quick emotion. It's a mood makeover in flight. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Barrie Hardymon 21582 at http://wdiy.org Sneak Preview: 5 Books To Look Forward To This Summer Lesser-Known Lit: Seeking Summer's Hidden Gems http://wdiy.org/post/lesser-known-lit-seeking-summers-hidden-gems I know, I know. You've already started tearing through <em>Bring Up the Bodies</em>, pre-ordered <em>Canada</em> and — since you pretend to have read the first few massive volumes of his LBJ bio — uploaded Robert Caro's latest history lesson to your Kindle. Spoiler: The pres dies in the end.<p>There, now you can have some fun with gems that haven't headlined <em>The New York Review of Books</em>. While it's certainly gratifying to lock eyes with a fellow reader enjoying one of the season's biggies, I love to pass along books that no one has heard of — it's like telling a secret. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:03:00 +0000 Barrie Hardymon 2584 at http://wdiy.org Lesser-Known Lit: Seeking Summer's Hidden Gems