Since my last post, I’ve been on quite the southern/east coast adventure. Zach encouraged me to use my unemployed time to do the things I’ve been wanting to do – so with his blessing I headed down to North Carolina to visit my grandpa Dallas. I spent some time exploring his town, Belmont, & then we decided to pack up the rest of the NC family and head to Myrtle Beach for the weekend. It was a really great trip, and I was thankful to spend some quality time with my grandparents, my aunt Mel, & her twin boys. When we got back on Monday, I called up one of my greatest Don Pablos friends, Chrissy, who lives in Richmond, VA, to see if she had some free days. Turns out she did, so I made my way up I-64 for a really great couple of days with her. We explored Richmond & colonial Willamsburg, and I got to visit The College of William & Mary – Jon Stewart’s alma mater a pretty great moment for me as a long-time Daily Shower viewer. After more than a week, I returned home & am glad to have added some new terrain to my memory & spent some time with people that I love.
All this to say, I still got quite a bit of reading done. I managed to finish 2030 by Albert Brooks, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris via book on tape, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer via book on tape. Phew. Obviously I did quite a lot of driving.
I don’t feel as though I should do full blown reviews of the books I listened to on tape, one was a hilarious collection of essays read by the author (Sedaris) and the other was a heartfelt novel that I really enjoyed listening to (Foer). If nothing else I will tell you to listen to or read anything that David Sedaris writes. He will make you laugh until you cry, in the best way possible.
This leaves the other two books that I read in print to review. I intend to do this tomorrow, as I need to shower before I sub-hostess at a friends restaurant – hooray for revenue & sushi!
I will be back tomorrow. Promise. Seriously.