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01 July 2012

On Vacation

picture taken at carlsbad gardens

Howdy! By the time this goes up I will officially be on vacation. Nothing too exciting but I will hanging out with my family and chilling out. My posting may be a bit sporadic while I am away though I am trying to schedule some posts for next week. 

Vacation usually means lots of reading and one of my number on priorities is figuring out which books to bring with me. I am bringing my Kindle but I also like to bring a small selection of physical books as well. It's Friday night as I read this and I am agonizing over what to bring. Do you guys do this, too? I am betting you do if you are a book lover like me. 

In the end, I decided to bring the following physical books on vacation:

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork - I borrowed this from Alethea a million years ago and I want to finish at least one of her books so I can return it.

Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt - Historical romance that I picked up from ALA. I have never read anything by Hoyt before but I've heard good things.

God Save the Queen by Kate Locke - Steampunk urban fantasy where the Queen is undead. Sounds awesome.

Dark Companion by Marta Costa - Also picked up at ALA. Marta is coming to my town in a couple of months for a signing and I figure I should try to read this beforehand. 

I also have about a million NetGalley books that I want to get to since I joined NetGalley Knockdown. We'll see how much I actually get to read this week Are any of you going on vacation for the 4th? Do you have as much trouble as I do trying to figure out what books to bring?  If anyone has any method they use to go about figuring out what books to bring on vacation, I would love to hear it. I usually just go with my gut and how much I can carry but I'd love to know how other people decide. 

Have a great week!


  1. For vacations I usually bring one really, really, agonizingly long book with me -- something like The Autobiography of Henry VIII (romantic, historical, 1000 pages). Then I'd bring my ereader. Books take up a lot of room, and I am an over-packer, so I don't really have room for them! Especially when I'm flying.

    I hope you have a fantastic vacation and holiday! Good luck on NetGalley Knockdown, and thanks so much for participating. :D

    1. that's a good method, bekka. it forces you to read that book you've been putting off. i always overpack, too. i know i'm not going to read all of these books in a week and i'll probably buy some while i am on vacation. but does that stop me? noooo. :)

  2. Have a great vacation, Thuy! A million NetGalley books sounds about right :) I should join that challenge too. Happy reading and have fun.


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