Book Reviews

Books on the Beach

Books on the Beach: Conversations With Book-Loving Beachgoers

Books on the Beach

Image Courtesy Marcel Oosterwijk, CC BY-SA 2.

BOOKS AND BEACHES go together like piña and colada, lime and corona, gin and tonic . . . okay, you get the pitcher, err, picture.  Salt in the air, wind through hair, and a book in hand—for a beach-bound book lover, this is the ideal day.

On any given shoreline, hundreds of beachgoers can be found flipping the pages of beloved books both new and old. What are these myriad titles? To find out, StayMused recently combed some local beaches in search of folks willing to discuss the titles they brought with them. The results were as varied as the attitudes people held about a random stranger interrupting their peaceful vacation moments.

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Her Name is Tartt, Her Work is Sweet

Her Name is Tartt, Her Work is Sweet, A Book Review of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

There’s often a natural hesitation accompanying the purchase of an exceptionally lengthy book. Were Ubmerto Eco to weigh in on this sentiment, he’d probably suggest it results from our fear of death; time, after all, is the most finite resource.

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