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I've recently read a ton of graphic novels and memoirs - some I loved and others not so much but were still a thrill to read. Guts by Raina Telgemeier I am always on the lookout for Raina Telgemeier's comics, so when I found Guts available at my library's Overdrive catalog last year, I had to request it right away. Her comics are always delightful, designed for the middle-grade audience, and written very well. Guts is a continuation of her Smile nonfiction graphic memoir series (see Smile and Sisters ) and recounts a period in her childhood when she experienced IBS for the first time. When Raina wakes up one night with an upset tummy, she just assumes it's a stomach bug as her mom is also showing the same symptoms. But when it doesn't go away soon but is instead influenced by the daily highs and lows of being a middle grader - good friends, not so good ones, and then the bullies, she realizes there's something else going on. If you have not read the previous

Since it's a long weekend...


I'll be off the face of internet (maybe, don't count on it) for three days...

as I drive through the meandering roads all the way from my home in Virginia with close friends

to one of the awesomest nature's paradise on earth in West Virginia.

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I'm going to leave my baggage at home and stare at the beautiful cascading waterfalls

And go hike, enjoying the last days of summer (or is it the first days of Fall? But the leaves are still green!)

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And stare at others go river rafting!

Happy Labor day weekend to all who celebrate it and happy weekend to the rest of the world.

(PS: Please don't publish too many posts until I am back.)

Comments

Juju at Tales of Whimsy... said…
Oh how fun darling! Enjoy!
bermudaonion (Kathy) said…
I hope you have a blast!
Helen Murdoch said…
Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a long weekend, so relaxing and rejuvenating!
zibilee said…
Oh, I think you are going to have the most amazing time out there, Aths! I hope that it is all you wish for it to be, and that you are safe. See you soon!
Jill Broderick said…
Your trip sounds wonderful!  Hope you have a great time and bring back pictures for us!
Athira / Aths said…
It sure is. My vacations are usually hectic, since we plan a lot for a short time, but this time, we had 4-5 hours in the evenings free.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! It sure is so much fun and relaxing here!
Giving Reading said…
The pics are awesome and I am sure the experience would be too :)
Athira / Aths said…
The experience was fabulous! :)