I bet a lot of you are like me when it comes to packing for vacation: you pull the books out first and worry about clothes and everything else later. We’re off on our annual camping trip, and I’ve had a pile of books set aside for over a month now. They’ve been taunting me, knowing how much I’ve been looking forward to reading them. I have 6 days of rest and relaxation ahead of me, and I hope to make a pretty good dent in this pile. I always go overboard when packing my books, but I like to have choices.
What’s in my tote bag you ask??
The one I’m digging into the minute the car hits the road: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Flight From Berlin by David John, another WWII book that doesn’t seem too heavy
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan, our August book club pick
Pride and Pyramids by Amanda Grange and Jacqueline Webb, Becoming Elizabeth Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen, Mr. Darcy’s Letter by Abigail Reynolds, and Darcy on the Hudson by Mary Lydon Simonsen, because you can’t leave Mr. Darcy at home.
I’ll be lucky to finish just one book, but I’m really optimistic this time. The Girl is bringing her best friend along for the week, so I figure they can entertain each other while I read in the screen house or on the beach. And I even packed an assortment of book lights so I can read by the campfire. :)
Of course, this means I won’t be reading blogs next week, but I have a couple of recuperation days set aside before I have to go back to work, and I’ll catch up with you all then. I have some posts prescheduled, but because I’m just finishing up a very stressful week at work and had very little time or energy to read, you’ll see a lot of The Girl in the coming days.
See you soon, my friends!
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