Thursday, August 04, 2011
Everything Beautiful Began on Holiday!
My recent holiday took me away from my blog for longer than I'd expected! It was a great holiday and I wasn't around the computer much. So of course I have many reviews to catch up on, because the actual reading of books didn't really cease at the same time ;)
This is what I have to inspire me to get back into blogging: a lovely tote and Simon Van Booy's newest, Everything Beautiful Began After, from Harper Perennial (they're thematically linked as well; there's a quote from Van Booy on the other side of the bag). What a great pair of bookish delights!
As for the holiday, well, I was all over the place. For example, in the Rockies of Alberta:
And then closer to home, I visited "Castle Kilbride", an 1877 mansion restored to glory -- and museum status -- by the town of Baden. It was quite lovely.
In fact, when it was built it was so fancy that it even had a proverbially-constructed double privy out back. Pretty fancy stuff! (no longer in use, of course...)
There were a few more outings but now it is back to the old routine: work and read and work again. Hopefully the relaxation effect will last as long as possible!