My favorite part of every summer is having the chance to read anything I want to read. I start with a carefully selected stack every May and usually get 2/3 of the way through it by September.
- Anna Karenina, because I just have to.
- 50 short stories, one a day? two a day? either way the book will be finished by sept 1.
- The Sun Also Rises, because last summer I quit reading it after a few pages, and I am no quitter.
- Sentimental Education, and perhaps a re-reading of Madame Bovary seeing as I'll have to read it en français next semester.
- Tender Is The Night, because it's not summer unless I read some Fitzgerald.
- and perhaps some re-readings of Salinger, in memorium. When I was 16, I went on a binge and read everything he wrote at the prompting of a good friend/ teacher. If I read the books now it will be with new eyes, and I'm curious to see how that will go. (There's that damn curiosity again!)
Considerations for next summer: Jude The Obscure, The Brothers Karamazov, The French Lieutenant's Woman, more Barbara Kingsolver.
WATCH : my amazing nephew grow up little by little, tons of films, True Blood with friends every week.
MAKE : pear almond sticky buns, really good tabouli, new inventory for Etsy shop, creative items for D&B's wedding!
TAKE : black and white photographs, as many art workshops as possible.
SKETCH : consistently, like I used to.
FINISH : the never ending yoga blanket knitting project.
NOT : be sad that M. Ward is married (see ring in picture).
GO : to the beach, to work (full time! bleh!), to parties.
HAVE : fun, a gas, a ball, a grand ol' time.
SEE : the friends I rarely see.