Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ass in the Sand

I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand
Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand
Life is good today. Life is good today.

The past month of this summer has been crazy. Lots of highs and lows, ups and downs. But everything seems to be coming to a close, just as the summer is quickly drawing to an end. This past week I got to put all this behind me and escape to the Outer Banks with my best friend and some other great people. For an entire week, I did nothing but eat, drink and lay on the beach. I threw in a little boogie boarding and paddleboarding action, but overall, I was a vision of laziness. And I loved it!

I also finished 2 books at the beach and was told I was a fast reader, why thank you! The first was Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahearn. She is the same young, Irish author who wrote P.S. I Love You, and my personal favorite, If You Could See Me Now. Thanks for the Memories was a fun, light beach read, but wasn't my favorite of her books. The premise is a little far-fetched and somewhat cheesy, in the end, but like all her books, they contain a magical, hopeful quality that only leaves you feeling happy.

The other book, which I finished in 2 days, was Emily Giffin's Love the One You're With. There was a reason I finished this book in 2 days....I couldn't put it down! It was a little slow at first for me, but as in her other book (Something Borrowed), she sucks you into the plight of the main character and you feel like you are part of the story. You begin to relate to the main character as you question what you would do given their situation. Another light beach read, this novel was much more satsifying in the end than Thanks for the Memories.

Now, for the first time in a while, I am not currently reading anything. What should I read next? If only I was still laying on the beach reading it, anything would do.