Sunday, August 19, 2012

I'm back! It's Monday!

Oregon forest. MagicHello, Monday!!

I'm workin' my way through mountains of laundry, having returned from camping in the beautiful woods of the Northwest. Everything smells like pine from the evergreens and smoke from the campfire. *scratch & sniff* It's wonderful!  The smell of relaxation and no To-Do lists or schedules!

I'm not even sad that it's Monday again. Nope! I still smell like pine & woodsmoke. I'm good.

Book of a Thousand DaysI was excited to read during the lazy afternoons with the sunlight dancing  through the tree cover. Once I got there, though, I realized I wanted to enjoy my family even more. Being an addict, I needed a book in hand to carry on a conversation, so I chose to reread one of the books I had brought to entice my relatives to read.

Rereading while on vacation works out exceptionally well, so you know. When Dashti was about to lose her head via "silver on blue", I was able to smile when interrupted rather than snarl at some innocent relative. *snort*

That is how I have just finished Book of a Thousand Days for the third time. *ahem* And I figured out where the title comes from only, I can't find the passage. It goes something like, "it takes a thousand days to get to know someone" and I think Dashti is recalling her mother's wisdom, and regardless, it's absolutely beautiful.

The next book I'm reading is Immigration and Adaptation for a tour review on Wednesday. I'm fascinated, but I'll wait to share 'til I review.

Thanks to Sheila at Book Journey for hosting this hop!!