I'm sleeping in a bit today after a long day yesterday; we went down to visit some friends on Cape Cod and spent the day eating and talking and generally having a good time. Our hosts, John and Kristen, have a beautiful home and we had a great time with them and some other friends too. There was a book sale at the local library and John and Kristen had the really nice idea of buying books for everyone as party favors- I was lucky enough to snag Summer Lightning, by P.G. Wodehouse, and my husband took home a volume of Moliere's plays. Not bad! If you've never read Wodehouse I highly recommend his light but artful English country-house humor.
Also in the reading pile-
- American Shaolin, a memoir by Matthew Polly about his stay in China learning kungfu at the legendary Shaolin temple,
- Pravda, Booker-nominated fiction by Edward Docx- a nice switch back to serious fiction after the lighter stuff I've been reading lately, and
- Such a Pretty Fat, Jen Lancaster's new memoir.
Between that and missing David Sedaris when he came to town I'm beginning to think I'm jinxed.
I don't know what's in store for today besides being very, very lazy. We'll see!