Thanks for the anniversary wishes! Jeff and I are going to Florida later this summer to celebrate but Sunday evening after we delivered the Lil' Deuce Coops to their parents (with not a scrape!) we headed to the rooftop bar in our neighborhood and enjoyed such a lovely night. I definitely didn't expect to wake up on our 1st anniversary with a 2 and 5 year old, but it was a great weekend and we had a blast.
I'm obsessed with your new chair. I'm a bit shocked considering the other chairs you've purchased recently. I think it's great that you're mixing up the styles. The latest addition looks like a perfect place to curl up and read...
I like reading. I like reading so much that strangers stop me on the street and tell me that walking and reading is dangerous. I'm not sure if 'dangerous' is the word I would use, but it's probably not advisable. Some other examples of unadvisable reading habits...
On our honeymoon last year I was reading the first installment of the Stieg Larsson series. Jeff gave me those honeymoon eyes, and I said "Can I just finish this chapter?" No beuno.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree because when the Doctor came to tell my Mom she was ready to deliver me, Dee said "Let me just finish this chapter." Hmmmm.
So here's my latest reading guide:
I'm currently reading The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I love BK because she's from Kentucky, but I have an awful time getting in to her books. Usually I'm halfway through before I get to a happy place. I've previously read The Lacuna and Prodigal Summer. BK's former sister-in-law is a member of my Mom's book club, which is oh so.... Kentucky.
Below are some recommendations from a girl who reads and walks:
Great Summer Beach Reads:
Bossypants by Tina Fey
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Cult Classics that you should read if you haven't already:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
For when you're feeling a little deep:
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Old Classics I have read recently and recommend:
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Next up on my list:
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Recommendations from Dee:
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
The Piano Teacher by Janice YK Lee
A Death in Tuscany by Michele Giuttari
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Lion's Game by Nelson DeMille
What's on your reading list for this summer?