What I’ve been up to this summer, bookish and not…
1) Prince Edward Island. We spent a week in PEI at the very beginning of the summer. A few days on our bikes and a few days camping with family. PEI, of course, is the home of Anne Shirley and Emily Byrd Starr (among others). But on this trip I spent the entire week reading On Beauty by Zadie Smith.
Speaking of Anne, my daughter and her friend put on their own Anne of Green Gables musical this summer for a small group of people.
2) Cape Breton. We took a quick trip to Cape Breton in July, where we visited Louisbourg.
We also made this important stop in Port Hastings…
[Upcoming Bookmarks: The Convict Lover by MerilynSimonds in Kingston, Ontario on September 30, 2017. Barometer Rising by High MacLennan in Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 5, 2017. And The Gable Window by Lucy Maud Montgomery in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island on June 24, 2018.]
And this important stop in Sydney…
3) Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe and Dreamery. Sheree Fitch has opened a wonderful new book shop in River John, Nova Scotia, and I was lucky enough to visit while Melanie Fishbane was there to do a reading from her new YA book, Maud (my review).
4) Blogging friends. In June of this year, C.J. from ebookclassics (now Popcorn Pages on YouTube) was in Halifax for a couple of days, so we met up for a bite to eat at the Halifax Farmer’s Market. But we didn’t get a picture! TJ and I also forgot to take a picture when we met last summer. I don’t know what we were thinking… But Emily is on the ball. Emily (from The Bookshelf of Emily J.) passed through this summer and stopped in for a visit. We got to hang out, tour the new library, and have some lunch. It was nice to finally meet. Three blogging buddies down, a kazillion to go!
5) Keji. It wouldn’t be summer without a visit to Keji. And the reading couldn’t have been better – Hum If You Don’t Know the Words, All Is Beauty Now, and So Much Love.
6) Fundy National Park. My daughters and I went on our first ‘girls only’ camping trip this year. We had all the sticky buns to ourselves and hit the book stores for as long as we wanted.
What was the best thing you did this summer, or the best book you read?
(In case you’re interested, here’s summer 2016…)