Saturday, October 11, 2014

I Do Love To Read Beside The Seaside....




Walking on the beach a few weeks ago we spotted this woman in the water. 





There were other bathers all around her but she was oblivious to them all, totally focused on her book. 

I was intrigued. 

I like to read.  I've been known to do it at the beach in spite of the lure of shells and swimming. I've even been known to read in the bathtub notwithstanding the possibility that I'll fall asleep and drown the book which wouldn't win me any brownie points at the library. 

I was not, however, intrigued enough to wade out there and ask her what she was reading, but I'm still wondering.

My Guess is it was "How To Speak So Dolphins Will Really Listen." What do you think?



13 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Wow. She out reads my reading obsessed self. Perhaps her family doesn't give her peace to read at home?

persiflage said...

Perhaps it is a very steamy book, and she needed to cool down? Are you hsving a good time?315

Relatively Retiring said...

Obviously 'The Waterbabies'.
That's such a great photo!

Marigold Jam said...

Odd! maybe it was step by step learn to swim?!

Denice Barker said...

What a book woman! Can I copy that picture? I won't do it of you say no.

riseoutofme said...

Maybe she needed to pee?

Molly Bon said...

EC --- I don't know that I'd be able to relax reading in this situation with waves crashing around me, threatening to knock me over, gulls wheeling and screaming overhead... The woman must have amazing powers of concentration!

Persi --- Hmmm.... Didn't think of that! And as for a good time,I'm stressing about packing --- does that count as a good time??

RR --- Of course. Most obvious choice.

MJ --- So, holding your book in one hand and executing a crawl stroke with the other.....hmmm.

Denice --- By all means. I have to insist you share with me what you do with it though! Incurably nosy...

Blister! For shame! Why would she need a book for that?Is the phone working again?

Thimbleanna said...

Well, I was going to suggest something like "What to Do When Sharks Attack" but Little Blister definitely takes the prize for the most likely reason to be reading in the Ocean hahahaha!!!!

Molly Bon said...

Anna --- That's because, in Ireland, when your bladder hits those freezing waters (yes, even in summer!)that's the first thing it wants to do!

Isabelle said...

Might be a diet book...?

Molly Bon said...

Isabelle --- You could be onto something. It does look like she has some love handles there!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Huh, I read on the beach and in the bath, but never standing in the surf. I think she's reading Anne Morrow Lindbergh's "Gift form the Sea."

Molly Bon said...

SAW --- A distinct possibility. Why didn't I think of that one?