Friday, July 16, 2010

Which Book Do I Want to Get My Hands On?

It's Book Blogger Hop Weekend again, hosted by Crazy for Books. The Hop is a lifesaver. I want to escape! It's peculiar to live in a place that hordes of people escape to, especially when you can't escape yourself. The Adirondacks. The summer home of vacationers. I'm glad they like it, but it's too hot and humid for me this summer. I haven't minded having plenty of work.

To answer this week's question about the book I most want to read right now, I can answer without hesitation. It's The Island by Elin Hilderbrand, a book that first appeared in bookstores 10 days ago. I must read it this summer!

I want to go to a place, with this book under my arm, where no one can reach me, no one can bother me, no one will see me, where I can just let the waves of Nantucket Island swell around me.

Actually, The Island is about a tiny island named Tuckernuck off the coast of Nantucket Island. I know nothing about it. I never knew it existed. I want to be there. Alone with the characters.

I'm beginning to realize that I may have to BUY the book to read it this summer. Libraries can fail me when a book is in high demand. So I'll buy it, if necessary.

Twenty Minutes Later: This week's Blog Hopper Topic is a great incentive to head out to the bookstore and buy the coveted book!!


  1. Just hopping by and wanted to say hi. I like your blog and am your newest follower. Drop by my blog if you get a chance at

  2. Just hopping by to say, hi.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries

  3. I'm a new follower and I'm taking my hop later than usual this Friday. Happy weekend. Pussreboots.

  4. This is an intriguing post! I like her name: Elin Hilderbrand, Welsh/Dutch?
    I can't see a review but was the Charles Shields book you read any good?