I want to (warmly) recommend Pavilion of Women to you. It's a novel by Nobel prize winning USA writer Pearl S. Buck. It's an amazingly profound book, full of subtle meaning and well rounded characters. I can easy recommend it as one of the best novels I have ever read! I was so touched while I was reading it, that I got teary eyed. Hadn't I been in the public, I would have cried. At the same time, it's such a comforting novel. On the other hand, I'm not sure how to recommend Lazarus, a short story by an acclaimed Russian writer Leonid N. Andreyev. I'm not a fan of horror, I never read it, but I absolutely loved this. Lazarus has to be the best horror story ever written. Perhaps it is unjust to call it horror? It's a philosophical story, but one that can make your blood run cold. It might not be everyone, but God the writing is absolutely brilliant and it is unlike anything that I have ever read before- coming from a bookworm it has to mean something!
Speaking of summer, what is your opinion about summer in the city? Are you the kind that is counting the days until your summer getaway and far away vacation, dreaming of lonely islands, isolated beaches, natural parks and mountains, or are you content to spend the summer in the city you live in? I was just talking with my uncle the other day, and he said how many young people are actually refusing to leave the city they live in during summer because there are so many activities, festivals and exhibitions going on during this period. Friends of his have a summer house at the Adriatic coast but their kids won't go near it because the city life is too interesting at the moment. So, there you go! Even if you're stuck in the city for the summer (like myself), it's not the end of the world. You can still enjoy summer. For me personally, it doesn't matter that much where I am. I'm a summer lover. As long as I'm not in a hospital, it's all good. I would hate to spent another summer in the hospital (like I did last year). Fingers crossed it doesn't happen this year. Yes, I'm very content to stroll the streets and enjoy that summer warmth. I do my best to stay away from the sun, as I realized that too much sun exposure makes me feel tired and drained. I love summer, but I do my walks either early in the morning, or late in the afternoon. Night is a lovely time for summer walks as well.
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