Column: Summer reading an open-and-shut case

Summer is the traditional time for plain, old-fashioned reading for fun.

Publishers bring out new titles that fit what they call the “beach book” niche. You know, titles you can enjoy while basking in the sun. But you don’t need sand and surf. A backyard hammock will work just as well.

For youngsters, it’s a time when they can read a book without having to write a report, clock their minutes or fret about whether the main character or plot line will appear on an examination.

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