Sometimes I feel guilty for not exploring and experiencing more, but in late October, after the stress
and craziness of back to school and fall youth athletics, I crave the relaxation time. I'll leave the energetic exploring for the empty nesters.
Here's what I read...
My library hold for Winter Solstice rolled in five days before departure. I managed to wait until we got to our airport gate before cracking the spine. This book, the fourth in Hilderbrand's Winter/Christmas in Nantucket/Quinn Family series, was even better than I anticipated. It's been a pleasure visiting Nantucket in winter and getting to know the Quinn family over these four books. I teared up several times at the end. My only regret? That I couldn't hold out and read it by the Christmas tree.
I love it when I learn about intriguing titles, especially "vintage reads," via #bookstagram. Angela Brazil's The Fortunes of Philippa came to my attention thanks to the awesome bookstagrammer, les_livres_. Could her photo above be any more inviting? Sadly, I couldn't secure a copy of the book as beautiful as hers, but how cool is it that could I learn about a tempting book and find a 99 cent ebook edition of it within minutes? It's a boarding school/growing up story, set in Britain. Very sweet, very innocent, a little bit boring but still I was tickled to go from #bookstagram to #bookinhand within minutes.
And, if you can believe it, I left my ipod at home and thus did not take any long walks on my getaway. A solitary walk without the option of an audiobook companion? Didn't tempt me.
I will be making my yearly attempt to participate in NaBloPoMo and post every day in November. Come back tomorrow if you can.