Soak Up The Sun

Following in the footsteps of our dear Lisa at That’s Why, I’m taking a little blogcation, loading up my book bag, and heading outside.  It’s 75 and sunny, for god’s sake.

And not to worry.  There may be no WiFi, but there will be a big floppy hat and a sparkling, crisp Pinot Grigio involved.


17 thoughts on “Soak Up The Sun

  1. Averil Dean

    That’s a mouthwatering quartet you’ve lined up. I need to declare myself on blogcation–like Lisa, every time I do, the ideas come flooding in.

    It’s a gorgeous day here and I just got back from the library. I’ll be camped out on the back porch the rest of the afternoon, nose-deep in a Joyce Carol Oates collection. Ah, summertime!

    1. Teri Post author

      I just started THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY. It might be 800 pages, but it’s quick and delightful. I’m so in the mood for delightful.

      I’m thinking about you reading outside in July. July in Vegas is so painful —- but in Portland, a dream…. I’m so thrilled for you and your new digs, my friend.

      1. Averil Dean

        My kids are texting: It’s 115 degrees over here, Mom!

        But like you, we’ve got all the windows open and I’ve been writing on the back deck all afternoon. Oh, bliss . . .


  2. Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

    Ah, 75! It’s been hovering around 100 here in Ohio the last couple of weeks! Won’t let myself bitch and moan though, since I reserve that for our midwest Frozen Februaries.

    I haven’t read Cheryl Strayed’s Sugar collection yet, but I read Wild just before I left for Italy last month. It gave me a shot of humility and courage for traipsing around Italy by myself.

    Am rereading Heartburn as a tribute to Nora Ephron and getting ready to finally start our friend Bobbi’s book, Finding Me in France. And at the rate this blog circle is finding success, I’m hoping half the books I read in the next two years will be authored by members of our group.

      1. Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

        It was really the perfect combination of relaxation and sightseeing. Saw Rome, Venice, Siena, Florence (perhaps my favorite) and the small town of Cagli. I forgot you said you were going! You’ll have to email me when you get back–I’d love to compare notes.

  3. lisahgolden

    I swear I’m looking forward to August for a break. I swear I am!

    Now if I can have a little discipline and simply write all those ideas in a notebook to use when the blog well is dry —- that would be a nice change.

    Enjoy those books. You’ve chosen a wonderful quartet.

    And thanks for the link. Funny how that worked. I’m linking you in tomorrow’s post which was supposed to be today’s post, but my plans were foiled by a cleaning binge.

    1. Teri Post author

      I’m taking an oral steroid for my back, so it’s been kind of a painful week. The back pain is no fun, but neither are the steroids. It’s only 75 by I’m sweating 24 hours a day like it’s 100 degrees and humid.

      No cleaning binges. Cleaning is for winter. Go read your book!

  4. Josephine

    my mom used to have an old paperback copy of the agony and the ecstasy and forever i thought it was about sex b/c of the title and is nearness to lady chatterly’s lover on the bookcase downstairs.

    it’s time i finally read it–i’ve already got gone girl and tiny beautiful things. (the first i haven’t started yet, the second i’ve almost finished.) i haven’t heard of someone knows my name, but i love the title.

  5. Lyra

    Oh, the lovely, lovely books. Read and rest and think and write and read. Let the magic flow, my dear friend.

  6. Bobbi

    Ah I see Canada represented here with Someone Knows My Name. One of my all time faves. The first three pages are a wonder.

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