Thursday, August 15, 2013

She Is Too Fond of Books: My Summer Reading

I haven’t read as much as I typically do this summer. I’ve had other things on my mind.

In fact, I have not been able to settle into summer this year, and I feel the loss of it. Instead of enjoying the moments here at the cabin, I've continually looked into the future, to our return trip and a new house.

While I was peering anxiously ahead, the future crept up behind me. We leave tomorrow.

I still fit in some reading and have a few noteworthy titles I can pass along to you:

Two books I attempted to read and just couldn’t (nothing against the books; it was just me):
  • The Casual Vacancy, by J.K. Rowling
  • The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge

Mostly, though, I’ve been perusing decorating magazines and ripping out pages that appeal to me. I have a whole house renovation awaiting me when I get back home. To the home I’ve never seen, that is.

Perhaps that’s why I haven’t been able to focus on reading for pleasure this summer. Duh.


  1. Hello Ellen! Greetings from the other side (just about) of our own relocation. I hope your move has gone, and is going, very well, and that you'll be as happy in your new home as we are now in ours.

    Thanks for the book recommendations! I have hardly read, knit (or blogged) in a few months, and am very thirsty to do more of these things.

  2. So happy to see your book recommendations! I love to read, and am currently in search of new books, so this is great. Thank you for stopping by my blog!


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