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An Ideal Summer Read Party

Now that summer has left us in no doubt of its arrival (or am I alone in thinking this?), the burning question on my mind is: What is the ideal summer read? (And does it matter where you read it?)

Anna Karenina on the beach, The Corrections in Patagonia, Death in Venice overlooking the Lido...what is yours?

So, I had an idea...why don't we all bring our ideal summer read (or just one of them) to exchange, so your ideal summer read now becomes my ideal summer read?  If you have a memorable passage from your book, please do read it to us. And if you have a story of the perfect summer reading experience to go with it, so much the better. (You'll have about 5 minutes.)

Ideas? Questions? Let me know...

PS. We'll meet outside Crema then head to the Radcliffe Yard's Sunken Garden.



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  • Chris

    Ok we r off

    June 15, 2014

  • Chris

    We r here at creama for 5 more mins

    June 15, 2014

  • Linda M.

    Hi all,
    Last minute change of plans and it may mean I can't make it this evening. I will still try, but am not sure it will be possible. :( My summer read is a delightful book by Jose Saramago. Hopefully I'll get there to share it! Enjoy if I miss it. My quote-
    “...you have to leave the island in order to see the island, that we can't see ourselves unless we become free of ourselves, Unless we escape from ourselves you mean, No, that's not the same thing.”

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • abhinav s.

    In warm sunny slothful days of summer, one only wants to be lost in thought.. searching for lost time or remembering things past !!!!

    June 12, 2014

  • Arlinda S.

    "Pietro paid for my Italian lesson with a sack of mackerel. I learned quickly and after just three months was writing for the local monthly newspaper. But as soon as I could speak the language Pietro and I began to fight. All he could think of or speak about was fish. But I loved Sicily, so I stayed." This is from the book I am planning to bring. I will reveal the title at the meeting. Anyone else wants to give us a hint about their read?

    June 11, 2014

  • Arlinda S.

    Here's an excellent article about writers' favorite summer reads...and one of the sources of inspiration for the theme of this meeting: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/jun/17/best-holiday-reads

    June 3, 2014

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