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Vacation Books

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I think I’ve narrowed down what books I’m bringing with me on vacation. There’s Chase helping me (when he wasn’t playing with my hair) make the final decision.

  • Pantomime by Laura Lam – a young adult fantasy novel centering around an intersex protagonist. With magic! And the circus!
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner – centered around a thief that boasts he can steal anything, he’s put to the test to steal something straight out of a legend. There’s a map and a cast of characters at the back of the book too, so you know it’s serious fantasy!
  • Skyborn by David Dalglish – I’ve mentioned David Dalglish before on this blog because I loved his Shadowdance series. Skyborn is the first of a new series from him and I’m excited to read it!
  • The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser – This book stars characters that can do what the title suggests: jump into books and interact with the stories therein. What reader hasn’t wished for that ability?
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – I gushed about Six of Crows, the first book of this duology, and I’m so looking forward to dedicating the time to read this sequel!

Have you read any of these books? Do you have a favorite story that you bring with you on vacations?

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Posted by on July 21, 2017 in Home

 

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Vacationing with Books

As someone without an eReader, it can be difficult to choose which books to bring on a trip. Scratch that, it’s more difficult choosing how many books to bring.

Let’s be real, I’m going to pack at the last minute and blindly choose a bunch of paperback novels to put into my suitcase. When I go on a vacation to relax, reading is pretty much all that there is on my to-do list. I’m not the type of gal to hit up the shops (unless it’s a bookstore), so my family can sometimes be a little exasperated when I just want to stay in our cabin or hotel or home or whatever to just read.

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I work in a government office where people come in all the time for help. I’ve worked retail for about ten years before then. When I go on vacation, if I can just be holed up in a room with my books and a puppy or two, I’m good. Let me indulge in the imaginary confinements of the pages of a good fantasy novel and ignore the outside world.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2017 in Home

 

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Days Off

Yay, it’s Friday! This weekend is booked with family birthday parties, which is fine and dandy. It should all be a good time.

Of course, busy weekends mean the time will fly by and we’ll soon be back at work on Monday. However, this week I’m a bit excited due to the fact that I took off a couple of vacation days. Our pup is getting a small surgery for her teeth on Wednesday, so I just took off the rest of the week.

The best part is that it’ll be the beginning of NaNo, so I’m hoping to get a good head start on my word count for this year (that, and I’ll have the house to myself for a couple of days, so that’ll be awesome!).

Besides NaNo, there’s tons of other things I want to do, like a bit more reading, going through my clothes, and some cleaning with only the cat and dog as company. We’ll see what happens, haha!

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2016 in Home

 

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Fantasy Vacation

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

My family doesn’t go too far, in all honesty. Usually we rent a cottage by a lake, but the past couple of years, a few of us were lucky enough to go to Disneyworld once or twice.

Vacations are fantastic. They’re great when you want to catch up on reading, sleep, hang out with family and friends that you haven’t been able to see in a while… While going to Disneyworld or by a lake for a while is wonderful, I wonder sometimes what it would be like to vacation in one of my books’ worlds.

Like Hogwarts, or the wizarding world at least. Let’s all go shopping in Diagon Alley or drink butterbeer in Hogsmeade.

Or how about the gorgeous lands around Rivendell or the Shire in Tolkien’s Middle Earth?

Let me dive into the virtual reality OASIS of Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One,” or spend weeks exploring every tent in Erin Morganstern’s “The Night Circus.”

Were would you like to go on your fantasy vacation?

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2016 in Home

 

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