June 19, 2010

Another place

This little bird is living the life.
He's near the dining tables at the indoor and outdoor restaurant at our favorite vacation spot.
I'm daydreaming of spending some time watching he and his friends consider crumbs, while I consider the expanse of the ocean.
Most certainly, its the longing for the delight of change and things distant but familiar.

June 15, 2010

Summer Reading

Don't you love the idea of hours in flip flops on the sand, the grass, the couch, just reading. With a friend? I do. Life's a Beach was a hotel purchase a year or so ago. Fine characters. Plenty OK for mindless, summer reading. On the list for a book swap.

This summer, I'm planning to document the summer reading with and without the book club.
So, for club night, I read THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. As I mentioned in the last post, we're now reading the sequels, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE to be followed by THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST. In between, I started THE HELP. But the page turn thing with these Larsson books is a bit of a problem. They just keep turning regardless of the time of day or night you read. I find myself with the books in my purse. I'd read at traffic lights and when I'm driving - if I could. It's worse than texting while driving. If we're not careful, these books will be outlawed.

My read stack is tall, here's a smattering:
PEACE LIKE A RIVER
BLUE SHOE
LUNCH IN PARIS
THE POSTMISTRESS
GLASS CASTLE
WATER FOR ELEPHANTS
IMPERFECT BIRDS
BLUE LIKE JAZZ
THE BEAUTIFUL JIM KEY
BANANA ROSE
HARRY POTTER - THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
- THE GOBLET OF FIRE
- ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
- THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE
- AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS
PENSIVES

And now, the most exciting of questions - What are you reading? What is on your stack?

June 14, 2010

Almost summer and loving lots

I can say that I'm about a half day into summer and have found much intrigue in those Stieg Larsson books. I read THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO with the neighborhood book club. Fun. The book club that is. I'm new and we just ran through thought after thought on the writer, the characters and then, the confessions. One of us had read all three books in under a week. I almost set out for the neighborhood bookstore in my pjs at midnight because I wanted book two. (Didn't.) And we've agreed to meet in six weeks having read two and three.
So far, I like summer.

We've made roasted tomato salsa and had our first super yummy watermelon granita. Avocados are turning into guac and every chef in the house is making their favorite smoothie.

I'm listening to a lot of Sara Lindsay. Especially the songs Beautiful and Fall Kids. We're dancin'.

Oh yes, I'm liking summer.

I also have a notion for a book. Summer is a good time to incubate a notion for a book.
A little sun, a little water and the idea might just turn into pages.

And one last thing, the teenager and the sistersoo are fully invested (again) in the Next Food Network Star.

Summer. Its a good thing.

Then, the final last thing: Mary and Marj and I are sitting in the front yard garden a lot. We think we're on the cape. Even if I've never been there. This means connecting with lots of neighbors - especially the ones we don't all know.

Ah, summer.

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