Ironic Beach Read

29 Aug


Remember when it snowed a lot this past winter?  It’s been such a hot and humid summer that I almost forgot about how much snow was on the ground just a few short months ago.

My dad grew up by the beach in Greece and remembers the wonderment of seeing snow for the first time one winter there.  Although I spent four years out in So Cal, where people put Christmas lights on palm trees, I was born on the East Coast, and it’s hard to imagine growing up without snow.

My summer reading has included Barbara Sjoholm’s The Palace of the Snow Queen: Winter Travels in Lapland.  (Thanks for sending it to me, Merrill!)  I thought it would be ironic to read a book about the Arctic Circle while suntanning* at the beach.  Also, sometimes I like to remind myself that I’m Swedish-Sami.  (*I’m Swedish, I don’t actually tan.)

These hot summer days I’ve been dreaming of moving to Sweden.


2 Responses to “Ironic Beach Read”

  1. JHaeske August 30, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    Share your sentiments Stephanie, Sweden sounds good, Norway should be fine too – or Alaska?

  2. Stephanie Nikolopoulos August 30, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    I’ve been to both Sweden and Norway. I think I’d like to add Denmark and Iceland to the list!

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