wilting wednesday

I’m not one to complain about the heat, but seriously: this is ridiculous. I’ve done close to nothing for three days. I finally broke down and bought this kiddie pool and set it up at the end of our driveway behind our palettes of grey stone so that I can lounge in it in my bathing suit without half the city seeing me. As much as I love the beach, lake Ontario isn’t exactly the cleanest water in the state: I stripped off my bikini the other day and had a seaweed/algae bikini on underneath it because the lake was so full of green mossy plants. Despite working with this program and knowing the dangers of the lake, I went in anyway…

My birthday was Monday (31), and one of C’s gifts to me was letting me loose in Borders to shop for summer reading. I’ve been incredibly bored with the books I’ve been reading and although I really enjoyed The Slap, I never finished Snow. I made it exactly half way through before deciding that I was forcing myself to read it and I wasn’t enjoying it, so why bother? I just spent three years reading what I was required to for my Ph.D. courses, so summer reading is all mine.

I picked up these four novels to help me get through the summer heat and my two July vacations. I’ll admit I bought The Elegance of the Hedgehog based on it’s cover. I just finished chapter 2 of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter and I’m really enjoying the writing and the story line.

I only bought Let The Great World Spin and A Reliable Wife because a woman working at Borders told me they were highly recommended by her co-workers and being a sucker for strong character development, she told me they would be a win-win.

Reviews when I finish them. I think I’m going to need to start a lending library, so if you want some summer reading, find me.

Now back to the kiddie pool, iced ginger tea, and reading.

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  1. Posted July 7, 2010 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    i too am over the heat!

    i loved the memory keepers daughter! i about to start the elegance of a hedgehog, have heard awesome things. i am reading the zoo keepers wife. it is really good.

    hope you had a great bday.


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