June 26, 2010

Down by the Sea

Grammy is headed to the beach, so you know what that means!  Yes, more PDub adventures! But it also means some good ole beach chair reading!  What is it about the salty sea air and breaking waves that makes reading so much easier? 

I already have two books packed and ready to read.  One is by my favorite author, Mary Alice Monroe.  I have read all of her books and love the way she tells a love story that incorporates the nature, history, and culture of the Low Country (that's what we call it in SC).  This summer I will be reading Last Light Over Carolina. Since this is about a couple who have been married for 33 years, it should be very personal for me.  Papallama and I will celebrate our 33rd anniversary in December.

If I had to choose a favorite Monroe title to date for you to read, it would probably be The Book Club.  I also adored The Beach House, but that may be because it was the first book of hers that I read. 

The other book in my beach bag is The Girl on Legare Street,  a ghost story set in Charleston and written by Karen White.  I don't believe in ghosts, but I do love to escape when I read and think about things that don't normally cross my mind.  Her books are believable and mysterious.  I read her first book, The House on Tradd Street last summer. When you finish one though, you are ready for the next.  Since she is producing a series of these, you will have something to look forward to reading.  By the way, I was visiting Charleston last week and jogged along Tradd Street several times.  I am happy to report that no hairs stood up on my arms as I ran along.  Of course, the heat and humidity probably made that highly unlikely, too.

I will also be reading to PDub, too, but we will spend most of our time in the surf and sand.  More about that AND his second birthday celebration when I return.  Until then...

Sit back, relax, and listen to the waves roll in and out. Ahhhhhh.....


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