Thursday, May 17, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #20


Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly social blog hop between book bloggers. There are two regular hosts: Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read, and two special guest hosts every week. If you want to join in, click on either of their blogs to get the details. The FF question of the day is: 


Q: Summer Break is upon us! What would be the perfect vacation spot for you to catch up on your reading & relax?

Since this is a fantasy hypothetical, I feel like I should pick someplace exotic that I've never been. But the place that I'd most like to read a book is Nantucket, an island off of Cape Cod in Massachusetts where I was fortunate enough to live for several years.


Nantucket is special for dozens of reasons, but it's uniquely suited for summer beach reading because you can frequently find an uncrowded stretch of sand to make your own. 

You're not part of a hive of humanity crammed onto the beach, so close to the people around you that you're forced to listen to their radios and chit-chat, smelling their sunscreen and snacks. On a good summer day at the right spot on Nantucket, the nearest people are far enough away to be little blobs moving back and forth between the ocean and their umbrella. 

In every other season, you can sit on the beach for hours reading and never see another soul. There's also the gorgeous library and cool bookstore(s), but the biggest attraction for me is privacy. Between the bluff and the ocean only your book exists, until the sun sets.

32 comments:

  1. Happy Friday! :D

    Great answer! That definitely sounds like a great place to read a good book and relax. LOVE the pictures :)

    Old follower! :D


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    1. It is a very relaxing place. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Great choice. I'm very fond of the word "Nantucket". Old follower! My Follow

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    1. The word does have a certain ring to it :)

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  3. Wow, this sounds like a great place! I'm not really fond of beaches (childhood trauma, all the way! Hahaha) but the pictures make me want to go there anyway!

    Patricia // My Hop

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    1. Childhood trauma? Spill! Yeah, I wish I was there too.

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  4. Amazing location but I just dont see myself reading at the beach or a place by the water I would be to busy swimming.

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    1. I like to do a mix of the two! Thanks for reading.

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  5. I've never been to Nantucket but it sounds nice, want to see where I picked. Click on my name.

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    1. I could sing its praises all day long ;)

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  6. Hopping through. I'd love to go to Nantucket. Did you used to watch the tv show Wings?
    My Hop

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    1. I caught an episode or two! I'm not sure if they do anymore, but they used to have a picture of the Wings cast in the airport restaurant.

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  7. Wow, that sounds so wonderful. I don't believe I've ever been there.
    I'm a new follower.
    Here's my FF: http://meganm922.blogspot.com/2012/05/feature-and-follow-friday_18.html

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    1. It is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. You paint a lovely picture, ideal for a lazy afternoon.
    My FF
    New follower.
    Stop by for a visit?

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    1. That's my favorite kind of afternoon!

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  9. Nice! Not sure I would want to be on the beach myself, but beaches are definitely the top answer today!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. So there's beach vs. non-beach contingents, huh? Interesting. I need to find out why people are anti-beach!

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  10. A beach with book stores in the neighbourhood sounds amazing to me :p And privacy is always nice to have!

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/05/feature-follow-5.html

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    1. And it's always had good bookstores, too!

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  11. Hopping through!

    Happy Friday :) Nantucket does sound nice. After living in the south for so long you kind of forget the rest of the east coast and their beaches.

    Old follower

    http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/2012/05/feature-follow-friday-05172012.html

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    1. Most of my experience of Southern beaches has been in Florida, and it really is amazing how different they are from many New England beaches. There's so much beach/sand in Florida, but in New England it's usually much narrower.

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  12. New follower. I've never been there, looks nice! :-)

    http://readersconfession.blogspot.com/

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    1. I find it relaxing to look at the pictures too :)

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  14. Okay seriously, I'm jumping in your suitcase. Pining for a beach vacation. I'll even take the sound of radios and the smell of sunscreen. Just give me a beach and a book.

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    Cheers,
    M

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    1. I'm with you. The only beach vacation in my future at this point is a vicarious one!

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  15. Wow! Hope I could go there. if given by any chance. hahah


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  16. {if i'm commenting i'm a follower}

    It looks very pretty, but beach reading --- er lol. Thanks for sharing.

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