Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday Salon: Where I Went This Week

This was not a big reading week for me, as I spent most of it out in the woods. I attended a writing workshop at the North Cascades Institute this week, and spent most of it on the Institutes's campus in North Cascades National Park. I'm not sure my words will adequately convey how sublime the scenery is, so I've posted some pictures below. Suffice to say, it was beautiful. The Institute is located in the Cascades, on Diablo Lake. I was surrounded by mountains, trees, and the most amazing lake I've ever seen. The lake's water is a deep, intense turquoise, created, I'm told, by an organism that grows in glacial water. I'm not really the outdoorsy type, but I'm thrilled I got to see the lake and spend some time there. I'm also glad to be home in the comfort of my own bed.

Travel aside, this week I finished a new ARC that I just received: Something Like Beautiful by asha bandele. The book is bandele's memoir of family and depression. It tells the story of how she overcame depression in prose that's beautiful and straightforward at the same time. My review will follow on here, but given that the book isn't going to be published until February 2009, I may write it and hold on to it for awhile.

And now, what's everyone's been anticipating, here are more pictures:


SmallWorld at Home said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Definitely on my list of places to see.

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! "The Crimson Petal.." by Michael Faber is a big book, and I wish I could tell you that you wouldn't regret spending quite a bit of time on it, but so far (Im almost 1/2 way through it) Im not reading anything that (IMHO) warrants it being an 800+ book. But plug away with it I will...

Again, thanks for stopping by! :)