Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Musings

This week’s musing asks…
If you were (are) going on vacation, what books would you take with you?
Hhhmmmm - good question, it depends what kind of vacation I'm going on. A beach side vacation - chicklit. Definitely chicklit! Or historical fiction. Give me Lesley Pearse, or Jennifer Donnelly, or Jill Mansell or Nicky Pellegrino. A slightly more intrepid vacation, then I'll pick a few books that are set in the location I'm visiting. But I also like to take along a really big read that I can delve into without any distractions. That's how I made it through, Shantaram, Lord of the Rings and Paullina Simmons', A Song in the Daylight (although that was a struggle!). But, if I was going on vacation tomorrow, I think I'd pack a few Sebastian Faulks novels. I haven't read any of his books yet and I think a vacation is exactly what I need to get started!


  1. I also love taking big books with me :)

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  2. I always try to tackle my TBR list, which is what I'm doing right now. Great answer!
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  3. Yeah, chick lits are perfect for beach reading. I also find one of those puzzle thrillers and cozy mysteries good for light reading too.

    Here's my Musing Mondays (August 8) post!

  4. When I vacation, I need very light and fun reading, nothing I have to chew on. I like chick-lit, if I read anything at all when I vacation. Usually, the book or books I pack come home unread. To busy doing other things to have time to read, that is why if I get a little free time to read, I want it to be light, fun reading.

  5. I can't take anything too thick - I assume I'd be traveling with my little ones and I'll be distracted incessantly. BTW Lucky by Alice Sebold is fantastic. I hated The Lovely Bones but gave her another try with this one and I am sooooo glad I did!

  6. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    That's what I do too. Vacations are a good time to get into those huge tomes in my collection that I have been meaning to read for sometime but haven't.

  7. Hah it's funny. I would never be able to finish a big read while on vacation, unless I'm not the one driving!

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  8. I can't read, even when I am a passenger.
    in reality, while I read all the time at home..and work..I rarely read on vacation.