As the weather warms up, it seems as if most of the DC area is beginning its weekend treks to the beach. Every Friday, on my way home, I-95 South is clogged with RVs, boat trailers and cars packed full of suitcases. The exodus has begun. Many people equate the beach with fun, laying out in the sun, the smell of suntan lotion, partying and more. For me, there’s something more elemental about it. Whether I’m going to the beach or to the lakes, something about the water draws me. […]
On the weekend that started off this year’s summer vacation for us, two of my husband’s oldest friends came to stay. They are very dear people, but when they left Monday morning, my husband told me that he was really looking forward to finally getting some time for reading. I understood him perfectly well, as one of the highlights of each holiday and vacation, for us, is getting uninterrupted time for reading.
When you suddenly find yourself with hours to spend on books, it can be quite an adventure of its own to choose one’s reading matter. There
are lots of titles on all of our TBR shelves, and if you go traveling during your vacation (and don’t own an e-reader of sorts yet), the decision of which books to pack can take considerably more thought than what clothes […]