Tomorrow, my daughter Dee will coming from New York to spend a week with us. Is there any better time to visit Maine than August? Some would say September or October, but nothing can beat August for time spent on the patio, where we can drink wine, eat grilled food, listen to the crickets, and watch the birds. Dee looks forward to this, and when she came in July for the Maine International Film Festival, she was sorry that she didn’t get any patio time.
Dee’s visit will be filled with all sorts of simple but fun activities—an appetizer night at a friend’s house; a pizza and movie night here; plays at the Theater at Monmouth, just down the road from us; a couple of movies at the cinema; and most likely a trip to an art museum or two. It will be a lovely interlude from our usual routine. No matter how satisfying a life might be, it is always good to take a break from time to time.
Readers will be happy to know that last night I made my decision about which book to read. The choice was between Barkskins by Annie Proulx and White Trash by Nancy Isenberg. (For more of a description of these two books, see yesterday’s post. ) Jason, from the blog Garden in a City, suggested I go with Barkskins, and I independently came to the same conclusion. I read some of Barkskins last night, and at 12:45 a.m., I reluctantly put the book down so that I could turn off my reading light and go to sleep. Now comes the challenge of finishing the book before it is due in two weeks. At 736 pages, Barkskins certainly qualifies as a tome, but I do feel I am up to the challenge.
I’m not sure how much I’ll be blogging next week. I might post a picture or two, but I expect I won’t be writing much.
I hope all of you have a wonderful week.
22 thoughts on “An August Visit”
You have a marvelous week with your daughter. 🙂 And, remember you can visit your library website and see if you can renew your book so you don’t have to hurry through it. I love my library. 🙂
True, true. I have done just that and discovered there are so many holds on both books that there is no way I’ll be allowed to renew either book. Isn’t wonderful, though, that so many people want to read each book? Neither qualify for an easy, summer read.
Besides renewing sometimes I’ve been known to log on as my husband and request the book when I can’t renew it. 🙂 Reading is one of the most wonderful adventures available to humans.
Have fun with Dee!! 🙂
Wish you could be here, too!
Sounds good – I’ll look forward to your review. 😉 Have a great week with your daughter!
have fun spending all the time you can with Dee…your blogfriends will wait patiently for your return! xo Johanna
Thanks, Johanna! Always such a pleasure to have her home.
Enjoy your visit and your book! That is a lot of pages!
Blogging does interfere with book reading – or is it the other way round? 🙂
Say Hi to Dee for us. Sounds like a fun week.
Smart choice! Enjoy your visit!
When I read your other posts, I realized that I was a bit late with my wishes. 😉 Glad you had a nice time with Dee.
Not a problem! Better late than never 😉
Have a great week!
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