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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Help wanted!

First, math for the week 72 in, 32 read, 40 net. EXACTLY like last week! By the way, if you notice that I post this on different days of the week, here's an explanation- I always use the number I'm at at the end of the day on Sunday.

This week I hope to finish the two books I'm working on most- Hex and the City by Simon R. Green and Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass (if the dialogue doesn't kill me.) Next week we're on vacation- I CAN NOT WAIT!

Ok, now that that's out of the way- I need help choosing vacation books. We leave Friday night and will be home the Sunday after that. The first few days will hopefully be full of relaxation at my aunt's home in Tennessee (or as relaxed as you get in a non-toddler-proofed house with a pool) and then the end of the week at my mom's in Alabama. There will be a good bit of driving time involved. What books should I take? I will probably take 3 or 4 (and finish one or two!) (And will probably find time to buy more, they have better bookstores there!)

Here's what strikes my fancy, that I already have:

What say you? Make it a theme of all paranormal or all Southern? Three different types of books for all moods? Anything else interesting pass through your hands lately? I have a huge TBR, maybe I have it.

(The picture is from our April 2006 vacation- relaxing in Tennessee on said aunt's porch.)


  1. I hope you have a great vacation, Lisa. Mine is coming up in another couple of weeks and I am oh so looking forward to it.

    Of the Jodi Picoult books you mentioned, I have only read one, My Sister's Keeper, which I really enjoyed. I have heard though that all four you listed are worthy and so I am sure you won't go wrong with any of them.

    It might be fun to re-read Harry Potter, especially with the movie and book coming out next month.

    And I recommend you take along Rest Falls Away and Spook as well.

    There are my votes for what they are worth. Haha

    Whatever you take along, I hope you enjoy them and find a little reading time.

  2. You won't notice how long Twilight is once you start reading it, I promise. I read it the first time in one sitting, closed the cover, thought about it for a minute and reread it. Just like that. I think take different books for different moods and have a great time!

  3. I just finished Water for Elephants and loved it. It's a perfect vacation book - easy to get into and read, and absolutely delightful.

  4. My Sister's Keeper is excellent, but may make ya cry, I bawled but then I always do at anything remotely sad.
    I'd take a mix of genres rather than all one type, don't wanna overload

  5. I recently read and liked My Sister's Keeper. It's an easy read, but very thought-provoking.

  6. Have a great vacation!! If it was me, I'd either go for Jodi Picoult or all paranormal!! Of course, Picoult's books are kind a drain on the old emotions!! From your list, I've read My Sister's Keeper (LOVED it) and The Tenth Circel (HATED it!!)

    Good luck with picking something. It's always my biggest decision for vacations....what books to pack!

  7. Take Twilight! Like Michelle said, the length doesn't matter, you'll read it in a day anyway.

    Other than that I say take a mixture of genres. Hopefully you'll get something read. I always have big vacation reading dreams, and end up not having time.

  8. Ok, I've ruled out Harry Potter, Water for Elephants, two of the Picoults and gods in Alabama for being hardbacks and therefore too heavy.

    I'm thinking one paranormal and probably Spook. Or maybe Twilight, even though it's heavy too.

    I did not finish the two books I was reading so I have those to take, and my husband is taking two more Simon K Greens so I can always read those.

    The real question is: what kind of image do I want to project on the plane? And will I get to read on the plane at all with a 2 year old?

  9. Of the Picoult ones, I've only read My Sister's Keeper. Highly recommended - but yes, may make you cry. Have a great vacation!


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