Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Some of you will have already read Ickie's blog post announcing that we will be moving to Maine this coming summer. Ever since my family and I vacationed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts when I was in high school, I've wanted to live in New England. It seems unreal that after so much moving around and a long and grueling job search for Ickie, we are moving to just the kind of place about which I daydream. I can't wait for fall and Christmas in New England!

I am wracking my brains for books I've enjoyed that have been set in New England and specifically Maine. I recently reviewed The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing and of course have read Little Women, both set in Massachusetts. Several years ago I read Bill Bryson's amusing A Walk in the Woods, where he hikes the Appalachian trail and, if I remember correctly, includes an exciting account of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. I've never been a fan of early American fiction classics like The Scarlet Letter, so that has cut out a lot of the quintessential New England reading for me. At the moment I honestly can't think of anything set in Maine. Can anyone provide some recommendations?

Judging from the photos I've Googled of Maine, it's hard to find words that fully express its beauty, so I'm attaching a bunch of those photos for your viewing pleasure.


Allison said...

I am so very excited for you and Ickie and maybe a tad jealous (but not envious). I too have always wanted to live in New England. The pics are goregeous and you guys I am sure will love it there. KT and I want to visit soon to celebrate. We'll have to set a date. Congrats again!

Patches said...

It is not possible for me to convey to you the joy I feel from knowing that soon you and I shall be on the same coast. Granted our locations are still far from one another, but I can live with that. Who knows, next time I go north I might be able to think up an excuse to drop in and say hello.

Watoosa said...

Patches and Alli, you both need to come visit us in Maine! We would love it so much.