4.18.11 Spring Break

Antigua 790 xxx
photo by george billard
I'm on vacation in Antigua this week. Being lulled to sleep every night by the sound of the crashing surf just outside my room. Yesterday, I saw a red-spotted starfish beneath the crystalline waters. A wonderful Balinese woman scrubbed me from head to toe with sea salt and green coffee as I looked through the massage table headpiece at a bowl of green sea glass. I've eaten callaloo soup (like a spinach puree) and a summer roll made with buttery soft lobster. Tonight is dinner on the beach with a bonfire, dancing and entertainment by the island's premier singer of soca, a music with traditional African roots. G bought me a new camera before this trip and I hope to capture some photos of this paradise for you. My vacation reading list includes: Stardust by Joseph Kannon (reading now, it's fantastic); I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson; Mudbound by Hillary Jordan; The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht; The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer; and The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. Ambitious? For sure. But it gives me the same feelings of security, wealth and possibility that having a full pantry does. My Kindle runneth over...


Heavenly! So do you recommend the rest of these books? How is the kindle for you? I'm thinking I might like one....
Mily on April 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm —
Mily, I only made it through Stardust, which I liked but it got sort of plot-heavy, and I Think I Love You, which was hilarious and well-written and really took me back to a time when I idolized David Cassidy. As far as the Kindle, it's truly indispensable if you travel and/or read on the beach, which I believe you do. It saves me weighing down my suitcase with a dozen books when I go on vacation. Also, you can hold it and turn pages with one hand, so the other is free for that virgin piña colada...
laura on April 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm —
I belonged to the David Cassidy fan club and put his stickers all over my bedroom window! It was later pointed out to me that I actually wanted to *be* David Cassidy. I actually had two cheezy Virgin PC's last week. haha
Mily on April 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm —