I had three goals for my week at the cottage.
1. To have fun with the kids
2. To relax
3. To read books
1 and 2 were easy and remarkably complementary. And as I have raised a family of readers, #3 was achieved too. I read every morning after the canoe ride and breakfast. I read before lunch. I implemented Quiet Time for 2 hours after lunch and read then. I read after swimming, after boating, after fishing. And after the kids were in bed, I read again, in companionable silence with my mother-in-law, Liz, who is as avid a reader as I am.
I read 8 books. Anna read 3. Erik read a bunch (but some of them were graphic novels, which I as a purist only partially count). And Grace read with all of us.