Saturday, July 25, 2009
As you read this I am on the road, headed north to Sunriver, Oregon, for a week spent with Hamburger’s family…his mom, his three aunts, and various siblings, cousins, spouses, significant others, kids and assorted friends.
Each of the 7 days we spend in Sunriver requires nothing more from us than to show up (and sometimes cook for) the obligatory 6pm dinner. Other than that (and a river float, and maybe a ping pong game or two), I plan to spend my time lazily pedaling along bike paths and reading. Like everyone else who reads, I seem to have over packed:
Small Town Odds
The Island of Eternal Love
The Mother Tongue
Four Seasons in Rome
The Game On! Diet, so I can finish the review
The Promised World, because I’m a tour stop in September
A Voyage Long and Strange
The Professor and the Housekeeper
The World in Half
That handsome dude on top of the pile is Valentino Cthulhu, compliments of chartroose, who pretty much picks the best prizes ever. Sexy Valentino is staying home to guard the house, so don’t get any ideas.
Not pictured is my current read, A Prayer for Owen Meany. And A Disobedient Girl, another book I’m reading for an upcoming TLC tour stop. And since I’ll be in Oregon, land of no sales tax, the odds are pretty good I’ll pick up a few more books along the way. Especially since what I packed may not necessarily end up being what I’m in the mood for. And yes, I have the same problem when it comes to packing clothes for a trip…I like to have options!
And since I haven’t had a giveaway in awhile, let’s turn this into a little contest. One with bizarre odds, but hey, you never know. The person (or maybe persons) who can come the closest to guessing which books I will finish by the time I roll back into town (sometime on 8/2) will win their choice of a book from the above pile (Game On! and the journal excepted). Fair warning though, if the winner picks a book I haven’t read, they might have to wait for me to read it!