After yesterday’s post about book related love stories, it seems only fitting to ask about your favorite romances. Are they traditional romance novels, classics, or a relationship in an altogether different genre that stood out for you? I expect lots of votes for Jane Austen novels, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that my all time favorite love story is “The Princess Bride.” To be fair, it’s also my favorite adventure novel, pirate novel, swordfighting novel, and comedy. What’s yours?
When I was a kid, for four wonderful summers I went to sleepaway camp in Westchester County — only two weeks at a time, but that’s all I remember of those four summers. Canoeing, hiking, horrible “bug juice” in the mess tent, bonfires, cabins, and the girls I became friends with. And, well, there’s a certain kind of chill in the air this morning that makes me think of summer camp — all you have are shorts and t-shirts, which you pile on under the only sweatshirt you packed, then huddle with your bunkmates and watch the rain outside, sharing treats sent from home in brown-paper-wrapped care packages, passing around the few books you brought with you.