Some days you just need to get away. Not a vacation where you drink your face off, run around all day looking at new things, stay up all night, only to wake up and do it again. I mean a true mini break.
Although I’ve been to Kiawah more than once this summer, each time I drive on the island and see the Spanish moss hanging from the trees and smell the salty air, serenity takes over. Time is no longer of the essence and I could care less about checking my bb. All I need is a spot on the beach where I can put my toes in the sand and my nose in a good book.
I had heard that Water for Elephants, was a good book, but when I read the synopsis I wasn’t that thrilled with the plot summary. I like predictable, girly love stories. This said it was about the circus. Seriously, the circus.
Lately, I have been trying to branch out in my reading. Erika told me a million times over to read this book. She claims that it’s one of her favorites of all time. I had no desire to read this…but once I started, I couldn’t put it down. By the end of the day, I was so into the story that I had forgotten to turn over or reapply SPF because although my feet were in the water, my head was with the Elephant. I am currently fried, but only on one side, and I’m pretty sure that I have a tan line on my legs from where the book was sitting!
This story is about so much more than the circus, it’s about love, passion and friendship. If you’ve ever picked it up and put it down due to the title, think again. You won’t regret it!