Saturday, August 6
Love in the Library: Savoring Summer Days...
Do you have a hard-wired urge for summer reading? I have an internal clock that sounds invariably within these months; the summer is not complete without at least one leisurely lingering in a beautiful library.
Have you heard Jimmy Buffet's gentle song, "Love in the Library"? An unusual one in his repertoire...love it all, of course--but it's a very sweet song if you haven't heard it yet. We've been enjoying his album, Fruitcakes, this summer.
The book at the top of the stack is The Swimming Pool, I began it and have almost finished... a beautiful first novel (2010) from Holly LeCraw. I'm trying to slow down the reading... just like the summer.
One book I picked that didn't make it into the top pic (because it was by the bed, already being perused) is Cowboys are My Weakness, by Pam Houston. I like her writing... looking forward to that one.
Have not read Wolitzer yet, but thanks to other bloggers who've recommended her I am excited to read her work.
Right now, as in, right now at this moment, Mr. Wonderful is reading Tourist Season by Hiaasen; I enjoyed that one a while back-- so glad he's doing some pleasure reading too!
Any "must reads" to pass on? Thanks! Enjoy your blissful reads.
One of my "must reads" is our current (and first) giveaway: How To Allow.... enter for your chance to win a copy here (2 winners!).
"And it seemed like the whole world was in forced retreat
I paid no attention, revolved through the door
Passed the newspaper rack on the worn marble floor
Near civil war history my heart skipped a beat
She was standing in fiction stretched high on bare feet
Love in the library, quiet and cool
Love in the library, there are no rules
Surrounded by stories surreal and sublime
I fell in love in the library once upon a time
I was the pirate and she was the queen
Sir Francis and Elizabeth the best there's ever been
Then she strolled past my table and stopped at the stairs
Then sent me a smile as she reached for Flaubert..."