I am on vacation and for once I didn't have any posts scheduled before I left. My daughter is here until August 22nd, when she moves to San Francisco and, well, we have been having a lovely visit. And the time has just gone by so quickly since I reviewed Violins of Autumn.
And I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to leave your comments about Violins of Autumn. I didn't have internet access right away and couldn't respond individually to you all.
So where am I vacationing? Well, it is a place called Seven Mile Island in New Jersey. It is a barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean, and is actually 7 1/2 miles long and three to four blocks wide. Originally occupied by the Lenni Lenape, it was bought by the Leamings family in 1722 and called Leaming's Island, but that name didn't last. Some of the island's incredible dunes are still left, but they are not nearly as spectacular as they used to be because of beach erosion. I have been here during hurricanes and witnessed the beach just completely disappear. But it is still here this year so...
My plan is to sit in the sun and read for the next week and a half. I have lots of books and hope to be able to post reviews of them while I am here, reading somewhere on this beach: