I really want to make an alliterative theme for each day. But I think that might be setting my sights a little too high – I don’t think I could keep up with something that strict. I’d forget. But I do plan to at least keep Music Monday and Style Saturday.
I did have the most fantastic dream last night, though. I spent all day trying to remember what it was, and finally I remembered in the shower tonight.
I dreamed that I moved to New York, obviously, and I was subletting someone’s apartment for a few months while she went home (or to Europe or something, that part is kind of fuzzy). Well, it was the most amazing apartment in the world, and I was paying practically nothing to live in it. She’d left almost all of her things in it, too, so I had all kinds of clothes and shoes and craft supplies to play with for months. It was a three-room apartment, but they were all in a row – smaller bedroom, enormous house-sized room in the middle for all of the closets and storage and everything, and the bathroom on the other end. Looking back, my dream architect may be a bit flawed, but whatever. I spent all of the dream time in the middle room, anyway.
Maybe it’s because I wrote my Style Saturday post right before I fell asleep, or I don’t know what, but the clothing was fabulous. I woke up and was genuinely disappointed – but then, aren’t we usually? A girl can only hope, I guess.
So here we are, to my summer reading list:
- Finish Portia de Rossi’s UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS
- THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU – Jonathan Tropper
- ABSENCE OF MIND – Marilynne Robinson
- SCREWTAPE LETTERS – CS Lewis
- GOING ROGUE – Sarah Palin
- JUST LIKE SOMEONE WITHOUT MENTAL ILLNESS ONLY MORE SO: A MEMOIR – Mark Vonnegut
- EAT PRAY LOVE – Elizabeth Gilbert
- STARDUST – Neil Gaiman (and just more Gaiman in general)
- ORDINARY PEOPLE – Judith Guest
- HANDING ONE ANOTHER ALONG – Robert Coles
- CHILDREN PLAYING BEFORE A STATUE OF HERCULES – Ed. David Sedaris
- JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL – Susanna Clarke
- WATER FOR ELEPHANTS – Sara Gruen
- HP & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – JK Rowling
- THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE – Audrey Niffenegger
- THE SECRET HISTORY – Donna Tartt
I think I’m going to reboot my Goodreads account to keep track of everything. Feel free to add me there – I’d love to keep up with you as far as reading goes.
In other news, I’ve been inspired to write a lot more lately. So I’m going to go do some of that, and then go to bed.
What are you reading this summer? What have you read that you’d recommend I add to my list? I’d love to get into some good crime/mystery novels, considering that’s where my entertainment interests seem to lie lately, so I’d be very grateful for tips there, since I have no familiarity whatsoever with the genre.