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Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Vacation

I love being the first patron to check out a new book from the library. Next to me as I write is Jeanne Birdsall's third novel about sisters I have come to adore: Rosalind, Skye, Jane, and Batty, the Penderwick girls. In The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, Skye is now the OAP (Oldest Available Penderwick) while Rosalind is in New Jersey with a friend. Aunt Claire takes the younger three plus Hound to a tiny cabin called Birches along the Maine coast. All sorts of humorous, minor catastrophes occur, as well as something extraordinary for their friend Jeffrey, none of which I will expand upon so as to keep the surprises for other readers. The story is delightful, and I am glad I could enjoy their summer vacation during my summer break.

Books (for passing the hours of driving and for reading aloud to the family at night), yarn (for knitting more rabbits and lambs for those Haitian children), my journal (for taking lengthy notes and observations), and my camera (for capturing the images I want to revisit) are also next to me as we prepare for a family adventure in Glacier National Park. My computer will not be making the trip, but I look forward to sharing stories toward the end of the month.

5 comments:

  1. May the journey be as delightful as the destination.

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  2. I am in the midst of this book also, and enjoying it thoroughly. Have a wonderful trip, Library Jewel!

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  3. Wishing you wonderful hiking, wonderful reading, and wonderful memories of your trip.

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  4. Love the lamb. I find a lot sympatico here -- I knit comfort dolls for African AIDS orphans; always pack my camera and books and yarn and small notebook. Loved your kayak note on my blog. We're off to Maine soon.

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  5. Isn't it amazing how lives far apart in distance can be similar, Sharon? I'm realizing the same things about you! Enjoy Maine and your time with the Brattcats.

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