|Sunrise outside my bedroom at my chez Smith|
Anyway, so how's the reading? The flight up was only two hours (I had two kids sleeping on me, and two unattended children in front of me that were having an odorous farting contest, I kid you not), and we do stay busy around here. But I was able to finish "The Poisoner's Handbook" by Deborah Blum, and am well into "Ten Beach Road" by Wendy Wax. While Wendy's book is pretty predictable, I'm really enjoying it. This is what you need to be reading in the summer...female bonding, renovating a mansion on the beach, handsome men about.
On audio, I'm still listening to "Clara and Mr. Tiffany" for Heathrow Literary Society next month and I am ENCHANTED. What a wonderful book, and it is narrated by Kimberly Farr, who is a delightful narrator. But get this (as I bounce up and down anxiously)! At Barnes & Noble today, I found a huge book of all of the Tiffany stained glass and lamps for $7 on the bargain table! Included are all the original pieces designed by Clara, described in great detail in the book. This novel has officially come to life for me! I about had a cat. I should have this audio wrapped up in the next day or so, but I will be sad to see it end. I'm hoping to start "Faith" by Jennifer Haigh next.
Next week will be busy. We are leaving for the Turkey Run State Park tomorrow for an overnight stay, horseback riding and hiking. My husband is coming up for a long weekend. There are numerous state fairs and festivals going on. And we shall be gorging on sweet corn and fish caught out of the neighbor's pond. We may try attending a midnight viewing of the last Harry Potter movie. Good times!
Hope you all are having a great weekend. Are you doing anything (or reading anything) exciting?