I'm kind of breaking the rules by talking about books too but, oh well !
A while ago we took a small hiatus from book blogging because a lot of things were going on. Not big things, just general busy-ness. Partially inspired by this post from River City Reading I tried to put these past few weeks into books.
Visions of the SeaFor the week of July 4th we went on a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico ! It was 4 days of tasty meals, sun, clear water and a missing cellphone fiasco that could have left us stranded in Mexico. While this wasn't my first cruise I was fascinated by the cruising lifestyle. Cruise ships are like these nonstop floating party and hospitality machines that attract people of all ages and backgrounds.
On our last day at sea I discovered the 5th deck was where everyone came to read, I pulled up a chair (with a glass of White Zinfandel) and got through half of Life After Life by Kate Atkinson to the sounds of crashing waves. After coming back I started reading A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace, his essay about his experiences on a 7 day cruise. I've never read his essays before, but I can see why he is so beloved in the literary community. What I find so fascinating is how nothing much has changed for the cruising world in nearly 20 years, it's crazy how true it all still is !
This Old House
|Parquet floors ?|
In related news...a post on Bookshelf 3.0 should be coming soon !
Move ALL the books !blogging-- I could fit them all in my college trunk. My overflowing
|One of many trips|