Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Brrr...the Oregon Coast

Today we head to Cannon Beach, Oregon, for a chilly little vacation with my husband's family. In their many years of going there, he claims it's been blazing hot ONCE. Since I've only been going every year or two for the last 15 years, I have yet to experience this phenomenon.

Nevertheless, Cannon Beach is a beach, technically, and that means I must bring beach reads, despite reading them bundled in fleece rather than well-sunscreened in a tankini.

In the book bag:

1) CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese. I'm 1/3 of the way through and greatly enjoying this. This is exactly the kind of story that transports you: exotic locations, interesting characters, family issues, and so on. Only one scene bothered me so far: a doctor lady grabbing a man's--ahem--intimate parts in public to humiliate him. Has ever a person behaved like this?

2) GOOD GRIEF by Lolly Winston. Several people have mentioned that MBC bears resemblance to this book, premise-wise, so I figured I'd better have a look. Not a book I'd pick up on my own, so what does it mean that I've written a book I wouldn't ordinarily pick up?

3) BRAIN RULES by John Medina. September book club. His chapter on Exercise and the Brain will inspire me to walk down to Haystack Rock and not just sit around eating chips and dip all day.

Have a good rest of the week. I'll post again Monday. You've all gone silent on me, but if anyone had a good vacation read lately, feel free to comment.

No comments:

Post a Comment