Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Practically Perfect

I am having a practically perfect evening: wearing ultra-comfy pjs, curled into my favorite chair, a red leather recliner. Above me, the ceiling fan stirs the cool evening air and outside, the midnight blue sky embraces india-ink outlines of trees circling the pond. Josh Radin sings to me from the iPod (thanks, Jess).

Best of all, I'm diving into a new book, practically perfect in every way, by Jennifer Niesslein. I'm only on page 17, but I'm in LOVE with this woman's voice. She's absolutely fearless about revealing her flawed human self and reading along feels like listening to your best friend telling stories. (Well, it feels like that to me. But I'm lucky. My best friends are really, really good storytellers.)

Check out Jennifer's blog or her magazine Brain, Child.

Back to the book now. More soon.

7 comments:

Deb said...

I'm still reeling from Eat, Pray, Love. This will be my next Amazon order, and my first summer read. Thanks for the tip.

I love seeing you in your chair in your jams - wish I were there with you.


Love.

riversgrace said...

I'm curled up in my pjs, too...but I'm reading: What to Expect in the Toddler Years. Scanning the section about diarrhea. Hmmm....

You're right. You are lucky. And the red recliner....perfect. You've earned all of it.

Love the image of the night, the pond, you happily reading.

Terry Whitaker said...

Thanks for the great read! Aren't summer nights the best of the best?

Carrie Wilson Link said...

If you can judge a book by its cover, I already know I love this book. Darling! Thanks for the suggestion!

Stacy said...

I just finished Pieces of Pie, by Pie Dumas. She and Jennifer live in my neighborhood (but not together). Maybe I will get to be their friends! Maybe.
I love the smell of summer nights so lush and sweet.

holly said...

I love Bran, Child magazine. And the image of you all curled up in PJs reading. Thanks for the tip!

Jess said...

Oh, can't wait to soon be curled up in jammmies with you hanging out!! Wait, do I have good jammies? I dunno.

By the way, I really do cherish the memory of that moment of playing Joshua Radin for you in my car. I had known you for, what, 4 or 5 hours? :)

Oh, I have a book for everyone, I keep meaning to blog about it. I will...