I'm back. I really did have really good intentions to do some more posts while on my little vacay but the view was too nice and we were occasionally too busy to bother with trying to get online. So that means that you get to hear all about my trip to Boston now--sorry but it will probably be for the rest of the week.
First of all can I just say that I had been looking forward to this trip for so long that it hardly seems possible that I am now back. And Second, coming back from a trip to a distant local is a weird thing. I woke up one morning with gorgeous humid weather (I love humidity it is the oppressive dry heat of Utah that I can't stand) with a gorgeous view, great architecture, history, culture, fabulous food, and lots to do and then went to bed in a dry hot place with just a bit less to do. It is very odd. But I am back now and I am trying to be determined at enjoying all the stuff Utah has to offer me--trying very hard.
Let me just kick start the vacation recap with a look back at my reading list which you can take a look at a few posts down. I don't know how I managed it but all three books touch on mental illness. Nevertheless, they all made very good beach reads (I'm still finishing up Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict--it doesn't appear that this one is going to end up using mental illness as a theme like the other two did). The one possible drawback is that with two Jane Austen type books read in such close proximity I have found strange words slipping into my vocabulary such odious (that's my favorite) or it doesn't displease me. It possibly didn't help that I also watched a good bit of Pride & Prejudice while in Boston (the Kiera Knightly one--it is obviously not as good as the Colin Firth one but I quite enjoy it for what it is and besides I first saw it while I was in the UK which means that I never got to see the kiss at the end because the British apparently are not hopeless romantics that need movies to end in a kiss and so they made a British version and an American version. Why is it that Americans need the happily-ever-after kiss?). Sadly for my vocabulary I am about to re-read Pride & Prejudice because next month my book club is reading a book called D'Arcy's Daughters (or something) and I thought it would be a good intro to re-read P&P. Sorry if that slips too much into my posts.
Anyway, like I said above the books all made excellent beach reads--plus I occasionally was a brilliant, cultured woman with my New York Times which was also very good.