Another week has zipped on by, and I'm just not sure sometimes where it all goes?!? I have three weeks left here in Hawaii, and I'm starting that slide into my end of summer panic that always sets in. I know. I need a good shaking, and need to just enjoy myself! What can I say?
Today we attended a Tahitian dance competition at the Polynesian Cultural Center here in Laie, which was amazing, yet long. (Tahitian dance is the faster paced dancing done to drums, not to be confused with the slower swaying and dancing with hands that is Hawaiian Hula.) We didn't realize it would take most of the day, so although everyone on stage was shaking their boo-tays, ours were getting numb from sitting! I did take some video of some of the performances, but they just didn't take very well. The best performances were the 4-5 year olds, as I'm sure you can imagine. They mastered those steps, and could shake, drop, and shimmy like the grown ups! It was beyond cute, and had as giggling at their straight-faced performances.
Besides community events, we've stayed pretty close to home, and been trying to survive the heat. I'm NOT complaining though, because I love the hot weather, beautiful blue skies, and green vegetation. The summer also provides me with one of my favorite book-ish activities...walk-reading. I've mentioned it before, but I love to grab a book and head out for a walk. Many other readers have reached out and mentioned that they also can read and walk at the same time. It seems to me that since I did this as an only child, walking home from the school bus down a country lane after school, that it just carried into adulthood. Now I call myself the grand master, which makes me laugh!
This week I hope to finish up a few of the following novels:
I don't seem to have any one genre in mind this summer, and have read all sorts of books. What types of books are you reading this summer, and where's your favorite place to read when it's hot? I like to cozy up with a book in the winter, so summer is different. I'm curious to hear where you all read?