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!!


  1. I also read Book of a Thousand Days while on vacation. I had a fantastic week of reading so it's really difficult to pick a favorite book. I'm going to have go with a fan girl response and say the best (out of an extremely good set of books) was The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente. Please come and see what else I'm reading.

    1. Oh, wow... I LOVE Valente!! Sounds like a VERY great set of books, indeed!!

  2. I'm so glad to visit your blog this week as I am slowly collecting titles for our upcoming bimonthly theme on "Books about Books" - your "Book of a Thousand Days" sounds just like the thing we can feature for that theme. Thanks for sharing, and glad to hear that you had a restful vacation in the woods. We just went out camping yesterday as well, lovely time.

  3. I love the piney scent of the's been so long since I indulged. I think it's been about six years!

    Hope you enjoy getting back to real life....


    1. It took over a day for me to stop thinking of everything I "need to do". Meaning, it was "hard" to relax! Lol. So far, I'm happy getting back to everything. We'll see if I still feel that way by tomorrow. Ha!

  4. Oh, I love the smell of woods! Sounds like a great vacation!And re-reading a favorite is the best way to relax.

    Hmm, back to the real world now! Have a good week!

    1. It is so relaxing. I hadn't realized before this trip!

  5. I can almost smell the smoke and the pines. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Reading on vacation is nice. Although, I do hate to be interrupted myself.

    Happy reading!

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva


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