Jun 27, 2011

by English Muse

We decided to take a trip to the Eastern Sierras this weekend…It was such a lovely getaway! We stopped in the little town of Bishop. Of course, I made a b-line for the bookstore, called Spellbinder. I picked up a copy of “Reading My Father,” a memoir written by William Styron’s daughter, Alexandra. Ms. Styron profiles her life with her famous father, who struggled with writing, depression and, at times, his will to stay alive. (Have you read William Styron’s “Darkness Visible”? It’s brilliant.)

I’m completely absorbed in this book. We’re back home now. With a few hours left of daylight, I’m heading out to the backyard to finish reading in the hammock under our giant magnolia tree.

Anyone out there read anything interesting this weekend? I’m updating my summer reading list!

(Photo by Cubs Fan Tootie.)


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15 Responses to “Hello from the road”

  1. TheBeautyFile says:

    Tina! I haven't stopped by in awhile, but I'm loving your entire look over here! Love this post and so glad you're travelling! My husband and I are taking a trip to Italy in a few weeks! Miss you and miss guest blogging for you!!! xo

  2. English Muse says:

    Hello lovely Lisi! I've been thinking so much about you. I've been contemplating moving to wordpress and i wondered how you like it?

    BTW, you can guest blog anytime!



  3. Giulia says:

    Hi Tina. Yes, I read DV … & had a bit of correspondence w/Styron about it back then. I'd like to read AS' book but unable to buy anything now. I read the excerpt somewhere (VFair?)

    Glad you took a trip. Sounds wonderful.

  4. Ali says:

    That picture is stunning, I love mountains.. we took a tiny trip to Panama City Beach today… it was lovely to just soak up the sun and play in the surf. sigh. I'm reading a book called True Colors right now, a novel about sibling well sisterly rivalry.. good summer read!

  5. Daydream Lily says:

    ahhh look at those mountains, makes australia's mountains look so small.

    sounds like my type of book! I love memoirs.

    hope you are well love. xo

  6. Jo says:

    Ahhhhh, Bishop! I know it well. I've stopped there many times on my way to Mammoth. 🙂
    I hope you had a lovely read under that magnolia tree. Sounds lovely!!

  7. Shell says:

    I finished this weekend Slow Love: How I lost my Job, Put on Pajamas and Found Happiness by Dominique Browning. It was a really good read. Except the parts she goes on and on about an ex-love. I found him annoying. I say check it out.

  8. Missy says:

    Oh I love going through Bishop on my way to Mammoth or June! There's Schat’s Bakery and the really tasty jerky place and the view of Whitney. Great picture!

  9. Don't Print That! says:

    Sitting by a pool I dig into the stack of New Yorker's, Atlantic and for total escape back issues of Elle.

  10. fredalvarez says:

    tina. we love the eastern sierras, and all of the book reading we get done up there every summer. hey to your familia.

  11. Sum says:

    Love the picture. Sounds like the perfect weekend! Enjoy! 🙂

  12. Mari says:

    It's unbelievable. Your pictures are wonderful.

  13. Lyndall says:

    Hello! I just discovered your blog and I think it is so lovely ♥

    The Eastern Sierras look like the most beautiful place for a little getaway! I started reading 'Alas, Babylon' last night and it is really good so far (so good that I may have stayed up past my bedtime reading… Oops!).

  14. La chica says:

    Beautiful! Looking for your summer reading list.

    Enjoy my july inspiration board,


  15. Sunday Taylor says:

    I am reading the new book by Albert Brooks, "2030." It's a futuristic look at America, and it is fascinating and very funny, but also pretty serious regarding the issues he deals with. I am loving it.

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