Well, we have one more holiday weekend to enjoy before summer is over. For me summer is not over on 9/21 (first day of fall), summer has always been over when the tourists go home. If you live near the beach in New England, some of the best beach weather can be found in the next 5 weeks. The beaches are not crowded, and the weather is usually glorious.
As I've gotten older, I don't spend time baking in the sun anymore (been there done that from age 13 up until a few years ago). Anyone remember using iodine and baby oil to fry yourself like a lobster when you were young? Fortunately, I am not fair skinned, so although my body has seen sun damage caused by 35 years of sun over exposure, it could be a lot worse if I had burned instead of tanned. --why didn't i listen to my mother back then?
Now about books....I bought (4) new books by Richard Russo: Straight Man, Mohawk, Risk Pool and Nobody's Fool. I mentioning them today because, I have a large amount to post about for Mailbox Monday, so I thought I'd mention the purchase and then tuck them away (like I do with other purchases, when I buy too much at one time and feel guilty :)
While I'm talking about books, I'll mention my plans to try a new book review rating system beginning September 1st. For years, I've been using a (1-5) rating system, including (.5) where appropriate. I know when a book is a perfect (5) for me, but then it gets a bit fuzzy and subjective. Here's what I had in mind:
- Green Face - I loved the book! (GO read it)
- Yellow Face -Average - (Proceed with caution)
- Red Face - Disappointing (Stop - you've been warned)
Have a great Sunday everyone!