July 31, 2011

Lazy Sunday Thoughts: Day Trippin'

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Hello all! It's Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Have any big plans for your day? I'm recuperating from my very short trip which was only a day but felt like a week. I am not a good traveller. It was just a trip to the city for a little shopping and then to Peggy's Cove.

One of the dozens of photos we took.

What is a Peggy's Cove? It's a little town that boasts the 'most photographed lighthouse in Canada.' I had been there before but this was the first time in the summer and it was crazy crowded. There were 8000* tourists wandering around. Fortunately, you can just point yourself toward the sea and pretend you are alone.

There seemed to be concerts all over the place this weekend (U2, Arcade Fire) but this homebody stayed in and watched Julian Smith videos on Youtube. Yes, I am a party animal. I've also been reading The Luxe by Anna Godbersen. It's one of those scandalous books about rich girls doing bad things. It's a good time to read it as I'm also listening to The Oscar Wilde Collection. Since Wilde pokes fun of the people of the class in that time period, it's a nice companion.

The books I've been wanting for came in the mail this week. Yay!! After reading The Yellow Wallpaper, I knew I must read more of Charlotte Perkins Gilman so I ordered Herland. I also bought my first (!) Persephone Books Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple. And finally from NYRB A Month in the Country by J L Carr.

New Books + a tiny hooked rug from Peggy's Cove
In other news, Book Blogger Appreciation Week is accepting nominations now! Please go nominate your favorite book bloggers. Some of the rules have changed since last year so go check it out.

This week expect reviews of Agatha Christie and The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly. Hope you come back for those! See you around the internets!

* Not an accurate number. In fact, probably a wild exaggeration.

8 comments :

  1. Did you know you can subscribe to NYRB books and they'll send you one every month. It's cheaper than buying them, and very tempting. I may do it once I finally get my tax return back. (They're not paying me to say this, by the way. ;=))

    Off to BBAW nominations.

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  2. Peggy's Cove looks so beautiful! That little hooked rug is cute too. I don't like being around big crowds of people on vacation either. :)

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  3. Yay, Peggy's Cove! I haven't been there in a while... I want to go and take the boat tour where you can see the lighthouse from the water. We were supposed to go last year, but it never happened... I like it better with fewer people, but in order to do that it is freezing!

    P.S. When you come on the mainland you should let me know. It would be nice, after all these years, to meet a blogger! :)

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  4. Going away for a day can be exhausting, but I still love to do it.

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  5. C.B.- That would be very tempting!

    Alyce- It's a gorgeous spot.

    Kailana- I was there in the fall last time and it was cold and wet. Yes, we'll have to meet up sometime.

    Kathy- I'm always glad to go but also happy to come home. :)

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  6. I had a little mini trip too this weekend. It also put me in recoup mode for today... I stayed in my sleep pants until 3:30 pm :)

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  7. I can totally relate to those hordes of people. I swear there were also 8000 people at our beach this weekend. Okay, it was probably 80, but when the beach is usually empty, 80 looks like 8000.

    I love the lighthouse photo...I've got a thing for lighthouses. They're just so cool.

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  8. Peggy's Cove is so awesome! I could wander around those rocks for hours!

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