The Great Summer Re-Read

Happy Summer! Ready to get your re-read on?

I don’t know about you, but summer is my favorite time to re-visit my favorite books. I mean, don’t we all have a stack of books we re-read from time to time simply to hang out with the stories we adore? (I’m not the only one having a huge Harry Potter re-read festivus right now to gear up for *July 15*, right?)

There’s just something about lazy, hot and humid afternoons that inspires re-reading. Perhaps it’s because my brain wants to escape…but it wants to escape to comfortable worlds that I already know with characters I already love (or despise). Re-reading can almost be more of a treat than reading a story for the first time. It’s the hammock instead of the leather couch…the family bbq dinner with s’mores instead of the four star restaurant and silken sugar-ribboned dessert.

Sometimes, a girl’s got to get her flip-flops on…and re-reading does that for me.

This July and August, while the YARN editors are busy planning our fall line-up of awesome interviews, fiction, essays and poetry (keep submitting!) we’ll be taking a break from publishing new pieces to re-release some of our favorite past YARNs for your entertainment. We’ll introduce each piece with a little taste of why we chose it and why we think you’ll love re-visiting it too.

So grab that lemonade and drag your laptop, ipad or phone to the hammock.

Happy re-reading!


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