I'm being ambitious, I know that. On our holidays over the past 6+ years I can't recall the last time I read a whole book on holiday. Of course prior to that it was one of the nicest treats, lying around reading, for hours even, imagine!
I'm being ambitious this holiday.
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I saw Ayaan interviewed by Jennifer Byrne on the ABC recently, she was amazing, her story simply mind boggling and her character truly inspiring. I bought her book a week later.
Push by Sapphire. I haven't yet seen the movie Precious, but it's been on my list for a while.
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller. I loved the movie and read another of Rebecca's books recently and her voice really appeals to me.
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse by Thomas McNamee. A restaurant, nay institution, that I find truly inspiring and which really moves me. I don't know that Miss Waters is as charming as you would imagine, but we shall see.
We'll be away for a couple of weeks. We'll be sunning ourselves (responsibly of course), lying with our bottoms on the sand and our toes in the water, sipping on cocktails at sunset, eating barbecued prawns, hopefully reading a little, taking in a massage - or two, but most of all, being together.