Today’s the day I decide which books to take to the cottage. Despite having a growing stack that includes Scotch River by Linda Little and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Saffan Foer, I’ve taken a couple of books by Chris Bohjalian out of the library, having very much enjoyed his Midwives a few years ago. I’m looking forward to a month where hours of my days (instead of just minutes at bedtime) will be spent reading. (I’ve worked hard this year!) By the time I return home I will, of course, be itching to get back to my writing. But in the meantime. . .