I'm sure you've had days when you've wished for just a quick one-day away. A quick no-muss, no fuss, no travel, no plans vacation.
For me, that was today. Yesterday was exhausting, tomorrow I need to prep for the busy week ahead.
It was a lovely day out, sunny and cold but not windy. I thought about biking to Coney Island because Coney Island in January is nice. The boardwalk is close to empty, the ocean is calming as always.
I thought about going to the Met and getting lost in the Greek statues.
I thought about cleaning (but not for very long!)
What I ended up doing was staying home, conquering the couch and reading the first four Sookie Stackhouse books. Of course I've known about them for a long time. I'd read other books by Charlaine Harris, and I knew the Sookie books were very popular. I just hadn't actually read any.
And of course I fell in love: Sookie's voice is charming and she's the kind of character you'd want to spend time with. The plot sucks you in from the start and never lets go. They're fast paced without ever veering out of control. It's like being driven at breakneck speed by a skilled race car driver.
I gotta tell you, it was the best $28.49 vacation I've ever had. I've always been a Charlaine fan, now I'm a Sookie fan as well.
Here's the link to her site in case you are the only reader left in America who doesn't know Charlaine Harris.
Refreshed, I am now off to crush hopes and dreams!