December 25, 2014, Thursday afternoon -- Reading Anne Michaels and Peter Temple

At the Kangaroo Valley watering hole for a Christmas swim (a couple hours south of Sydney, Australia)
They are reading Fugitive Pieces, by Anne Michaels and Truth, by Peter Temple, so they can get on to the books they gave each other for Christmas.

The woman on the left, reading Fugitive Pieces, her favorite book is In the Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje, which is the prequel to The English Patient.  The woman reading Truth, her favorite book is either The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, or The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver.  And, the woman on the right, she's holding the family's new puppy.

Of note, if you ever plan on swimming in a river in Australia, at least in this part of the country, there are no water snakes.  I did get my toe nibbled on by a skink, though (on land). 
 Merry (late) Christmas and Happy New Year!