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English Muse: June 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hello from the road

Bishop, California

We decided to take a trip to the Eastern Sierras this weekend...It was such a lovely getaway! We stopped in the little town of Bishop. Of course, I made a b-line for the bookstore, called Spellbinder. I picked up a copy of "Reading My Father," a memoir written by William Styron's daughter, Alexandra. Ms. Styron profiles her life with her famous father, who struggled with writing, depression and, at times, his will to stay alive. (Have you read William Styron's "Darkness Visible"? It's brilliant.)

I'm completely absorbed in this book. We're back home now. With a few hours left of daylight, I'm heading out to the backyard to finish reading in the hammock under our giant magnolia tree.

Anyone out there read anything interesting this weekend? I'm updating my summer reading list!

(Photo by Cubs Fan Tootie.)


Thursday, June 23, 2011

One of those days...


All I really want is a macaron. Pink please!

Maybe it's time to plan a trip to Paris!?

(Photo by Alice Red Coat)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Hours

Maybe you've noticed -- or not..:) I've been away a lot from this blog...Suddenly I have lots of obligations and much less free time...But I'm planning to be back to blogging on a regular basis here very soon!...

So please don't hit the unsubscribe button! :)

(Photo by Miya Wichawa.)

Monday, June 6, 2011

What are you reading?

I'm just finishing "A Three Dog Life" by Abigail Thomas. It's a memoir about Thomas' effort to build a new life after a devastating tragedy. I so admire her bravery (and beautiful prose.) She finds tremendous comfort from the company of her three dogs, hence the title.

I've also been going through stacks of decor books. Still trying to arrange our little house...

What are you reading??

Photo by Andrew @ Cuba Gallery.