25 July 2010

Sunday Salon: Getting Ready for Vacation

We will be heading for a family vacation in about 10 days, and most of you avid readers know what that means: deciding what books to take! Unlike many book lovers, I don't take piles of books with me on a cruise because my husband would not put up with me sitting in a deck chair reading for five days. However, my 13-year-old C1 is free to do that, so we need to find a couple books for her to take. ABM won't allow her to take library books for fear of them getting lost. That means I have to suck it up and actually buy books. I don't want to buy anything that is part of a series (unless it is the first book), and I would prefer to buy something that's not available at our library. Most likely, I will only have one opportunity to make to the bookstore before we leave, so I better figure out something soon. Any suggestions?

REVIEWS: I have reviews of A Bad Day for Sorry and Women, Food, and God coming up this week.

UP NEXT: I'm not sure what I want to read next. I'm leaning toward The Little Lady Agency, but it also seems like a book I would enjoy while sitting by the pool so perhaps I should save this as my book for the cruise. The other books I have on hand are part of a pioneer series; while I enjoy pioneer books, they don't seem like fun summer reading. I may have to scour my TBR list and see what other light dishy books I have listed.

2 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, the dilemma...I went through that last year, deciding what to take. I only took three books and finished them by Wednesday, so I had to get some more.

Hope you have fun...

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Willa said...

When I was 13, I really enjoyed reading books by Tamora Pierce, especially the books about Alanna. That is a seris though, four books in total. Otherwise, I recommend "Stardust" by Neil Gaiman, anything by Meg Cabot (great fun, very girly) or "Love Falls" by Esther Freud. "Love Falls" is a great book about being a teenage girl.