Weekly Geeks – Here Comes The Sun!

24May09

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And here’s part two of this week’s Weekly Geeks:

Again with Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S. starting traditionally on Friday evening, it also is unofficially the start of summer. You’ve probably been asked this in other meme groups in which you participate, but do your reading habits change over the summer? Do you choose lighter fare? What do you enjoy to take to the beach, for example? What is the ultimate summer book? OR what are your favorite travel guides — official or unofficial guides? Again, an example, I think of Holidays In Hell by P.J. O’Rourke, of places I’d rather not vacation. Along those lines, where do you vacation? Any places you recommend or even don’t recommend?

Gone are the days when I get a summer vacation, and can contemplate a few weeks of blissful laziness. I miss school. I miss university. I miss sitting in the summer sun, as you see the odd tulip sprouting, the grass looking greener, and the skies bluer. Adulthood. It’s overrated. 

So nope, my reading habits don’t tend to change over the summer. I still read what I normally would, as I try to strike off a name from my TBR list, without adding another eight on. 

However, when it comes to vacationing, and beach holidays, I have a very simple rule: paperback fiction. Ok, stop judging me. Buuuut… on a beach, a Grisham or a Mary Higgins Clark will work beautifully. It’s essentially easy-reading, as you sit on a deck chair and watch the waves coming in. I love the waves, I love the ocean, and I just adore sunrise and sunset on the beach. It’s breathtaking. It’s stunning. It’s almost like being in paradise. 

This year, I’m planning a trip to Barbados or Florida with some friends, as my ‘summer’ holiday, and a trip to Egypt or Morocco as my ‘end of summer’ break. None of the plans are definite yet. It’s all tentative, but hopefully, something will work out. 

Happy Weekly Geeks, folks, and enjoy the summer. 

C’mon, sing one of my favorite Beatles melodies with me…

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, 
and I say it’s alright 

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter 
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun 
and I say it’s alright 

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces 
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun 
and I say it’s alright 

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes… 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes… 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes… 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes… 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes… 

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting 
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, 
and I say it’s alright 
It’s alright.

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5 Responses to “Weekly Geeks – Here Comes The Sun!”

  1. 1 claire

    Oooh.. Barbados or Florida? Egypt or Morocco? You are making me jealous! I hope you let us peek in on your beach bag, what books you’ll bring. :)

    • 2 uncertainprinciples

      Of course! They’ll be packed nice and early after my last experience with buying a book at the airport, and the book being so thoroughly dull, that I could was forced to speed read the last 300 pages. And, there was no bookshop in sight, so I was pretty much stuck with that! :(

  2. Bad vacation book purchases are the worst! That’s why I always end up either taking two or three with me or purchasing a few at the airport. This last trip I thought I’d be slick and take my Kindle, but I forgot the power cord, and when I got to the airport, I found out there was no charge left on it either. I ended up lugging around two books, a magazine, AND my Kindle. NOT the plan but at least I got a good book (Gang Leader for a Day).

    • 4 uncertainprinciples

      You’re like those Boy Scouts – Always prepared! Kindle + a couple of books + a magazine. Wow. I really should take a lesson from you. :)

      In my defense, it was a three day break, at the beach, with college friends. And also, the book had stellar reviews (Suspicions of Mr. Whicher). It was about 400 pages long, and I thought it’d last me the vacation. I will learn from my mistakes, and from you, and always take a backup. Or two. :)

  3. Haha-I wasn’t prepared with the backups this time. I ended up buying the 2 books and the magazine at the airport because I didn’t prepare the Kindle portion of my travel well. So, I guess I’m like the Boy Scouts in that I always plan to be prepared, but things don’t always go according to plan! :)


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