Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Breaaaaak!

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OMG, it is up to 46 degrees F in sunny Rochester, New York! Spring is finally here! Time to break out the capris.

Wait, you mean 46 degrees isn't spring where you live? I can't hear you, la la la la.

I won't be traveling for spring break this year, as I have a fun summer trip in the works. So I'll just have to dream about the beach. I grew up near the beach so I have lots of teen beach memories, which translates to ideas about beach books. I fully expect to write one someday, although my beach ideas haven't made it to the top of the queue yet.

In the meantime, here are some beach books I read recently that made me feel less homesick:
STEALING HEAVEN by Elizabeth Scott takes place in a rich, old-money beach community. One of my ideas is about waitressing in a resort town like that. In STEALING HEAVEN, the main character's summer job is burglary. This novel was a lot of fun, with lots of witty dialogue between the main character and her love interest on the other side of the law.

Deb Caletti's THE SIX RULES OF MAYBE takes place on an island, and there are great ferry scenes and "staring at the water with a special guy" scenes. Only the special guy is the main character's brother in law. This novel asks the question, what do you do when you're falling in love with your sister's husband and that sister is acting like a flighty, cheating so-and-so? Tough question, but you get another great beach read.

Have a good time on spring break, y'all. I'm gonna kick back and soak in the rays here before I have to scrape ice off my windshield again.

-- Kate, Miss Perfecting the Pages


DeenaML said...

Um, yeah, back to COLD today! :)

Elizabeth Scott = coming to TBF next month! Yay!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Still freezing here! but I loved The Six Rules of Maybe!