My brain went SpLaT after Moby Dick, so much that even a fantasy anthology was too much to bear. Usually anthologies provide a good mental break between novels, but not this time. So now I’m in Act II of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, which isn’t as comical as Lady Windermere’s Fan but still entertaining. Wilde’s comments about genteel Victorian society are more blunt and to the point than in previous works I’ve read, which makes it easy reading. I’m liking the play so far and have come to really like Wilde’s works.
After An Ideal Husband, I’ll be participating in read-alongs for Don Quixote and Frankenstein. Light fare was most preferred and needed after 5 weeks of hunting for the White Whale, surviving my first week at work, and plunging into summertime festivities.
This weekend was spent with the Frenchies. Sunday we took them to Vermont so the parents could shop without kids and see Fourth of July celebrations. Sky Burger in Burlington has great burgers and the kids had fun wading in Lake Champlain. We were going to see fireworks but decided it better to get home sooner than later because Monday was going to be another long, hot day. We dropped them off at Aux berges du Lac Castor where they are currently camping, but not before cooling off in “Beaver Lake” with swimming, kayaking, and canoeing and making dinner over an open fire.