Nothing beats sleeping in on a Sunday morning after an eventful night with friends... then leisurely waking up and whipping up a delicious omelet filled with tomato basil mozzarella cheese, mushroom, tomato, green onion, onion, and cilantro with grapes, coffee, and a pageturner on the side. I'm a big believer that no matter how busy you are---no matter how overwhelmed by work, school, past-times, social lives---you must make time to read for pleasure. It's not about how fast you fly through the pages. It's not about getting to the finish. It's about sneaking in a few pages on break. It's about putting your nose in a book on the bus ride home. And novel reading is truly essential to my happiness. I'm currently reading Strapless by Deborah Davis.
Madame X (by John Singer Sargent) is my favorite painting ever. Her gorgeous black dress starkly contrasting with alabaster skin. Her elegant stance, shoulders, neck, and nose. Breathtaking! And Strapless is the story behind the strikingly beautiful model, the daring artist, and the controversy that swept through Paris' 19th century art world over a fallen strap. I'm a fourth of the way in and loving it. Deborah Davis fills the pages with interesting historical facts and anecdotes that I just eat up. And she does it in a way that doesn't feel like you're getting a history lesson. For the whole first section, I was transported back to Civil War era New Orleans. And now, each time I pick up the book... I'm an expatriate in Paris, living a sumptuous society life half the time and enjoying a bohemian lifestyle the other half. And while I truly love my Kindle, it feels good to hold a book in my hands again. :)
What are you reading?