This year I'll be participating in the local library's summer reading program. Once upon a time this was a program to keep kids reading over the school break, but adults expressed interest and so it came to be that adults were allowed to participate. There are prizes, but I'm really more interested in tracking my reading and forcing myself to read some serious books. It's okay to have a lot of trashy mysteries on the list, but I should read some books that require more attention than watching TV. I'm not counting garden books, as those are mostly pictures and it's okay to do picture books if you're five, but not if your less than a year from sixty.
In figuring out what to read, I'm going to look at some classics that I've somehow never gotten round to reading. First up will be Jack Kerouac's On the Road, which I should have read as a young person, but never did.