On top of the rock

On top of the rock
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Read and Read some more..

It has been over two weeks since I did a posting. The heat of summer has been upon us, forcing us to make good use of our pool. I can not imagine being here without one. In the beginning it seemed like such an indulgence. We have learned it is a “must” during this time of the year. Many days I just stand in it and read; Slathered in sunscreen, with a big straw hat on my head.

So what have I done for the past couple of weeks beside swim? I have read. A few weeks I started re-reading Michael Connelly’s “Harry Bosch” books. We have most of them and it had been numerous years since I had read them so I began again. Incredible what you forget! I would think to myself, this sounds familiar but I do not have a clue what is going to happen in this book!! I do not think it is because of “age” as some people say. It is because I have so much inside my brain that some things get shoved to the back and I have to bring them forward again. I tell Maurice this is because I am SOOOO brilliant!!! I think he doubts me.

I have also been introduced to a series called “The Zion Chronicles”. There are five books in this series and I am now on number 4. Set in Israel, right after WWII, these books document the struggle between the Palestinians, the Jews, and the governing British, after the United Nations decided to give the Jews back their homeland. Historical fiction, they are thought provoking and a great series.

Now I just finished the sequel to “Pillars of the Earth”, by Ken Follett. “The World Without End” I have had for a few years. Since it is over 1000 pages I never wanted to commit to the time it would take to read it. Last week I said to myself, you are reading 5 books a week…oh brilliant one…Read this one!!! Stupid logic left it on the shelf for a long time!!! Again, it was another great book!

Since I did not want to turn my blog into a “book club” meeting I have not done any postings. Rest assured Maurice and I are great and really enjoying these lazy days of summer. It is quiet here and many folks are gone until October. We are getting reservations for the upcoming season and are looking forward to welcoming new guests here. If you have no plans come join us at Arriba de la Roca this American Thanksgiving. I am cooking a turkey and we are offering every third night of your stay at no charge.

We even have a great book library for you to delve into while you are here!!