Greetings from Cape Cod! If I could figure out how to post a picture of where I'm blogging from, I would: I'm on a beach, old windmill (working!) behind me, my feet in the low-tide surf. Despite all of the threats of Hurricane Bill coming up the coast, the day is sunny, the water is balmy, and the breeze is perfect. It's absolutely amazing to me that I can sit out in this beauty and still be connected to the Internet. To some of you that might sound absolutely awful, but to a blogger it means freedom.
Freedom to this blogger also means having something VERY low-tech next to me: What else but a book? I pared my "nightstand stack" down to just 19 books for the 14 days we'll be gone. Today I'm reading A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Bridget Pasulka and finishing up The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine B. Howe. Tomorrow I'll dive happily into Half-Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. Oh, and A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore.
Well, I'll read in a few minutes. After a swim...just a little one. The water's lovely!
That reminds me...need to read THAT title, too, by Ruth Rendell! So many books, so little time before the hurricane...
Enough about me. What's on your nightstand? I'd love to know; the messages that people send about what they're reading are better than most bookstore displays!
I hope that if you're on vacation like I am, you've got a wonderful stack of books of your own and plenty of blue skies under which to read them.