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Books To Take On Holiday, And Pinterest

Yesterday my boyfriend decided that we’re going to go on holiday. It’s going to be short and mainly about relaxing – I have exams to revise for and neither of us want to go on a lot of day trips right now so we picked nice accommodation in a relatively boring-looking place so that we wouldn’t be tempted to go out much.

I fully intend to stick to my newly cemented blogging schedule and exam revision whilst there, but despite this I still like the idea of taking a book that I can enjoy in the sun as a holiday read. Of course it being England, the sun might not come out at all, but one can always hope. It’s just as well our accommodation is lovely.

A big part of me wants to ask you all for recommendations, but I know that I don’t have time to act on them because our library is shoddy at best. I reckon I’m going to take Pride And Prejudice because although I fully subscribe to the notion of there being little time to read enough without falling behind by re-reading, I can’t deny that my desire to laugh with Austen again is building.

But I’m still going to ask, do you have a specific type of book you like to take with you on holiday, and furthering that, does your choice depend on location and time of year?

In other news I have just signed up for Pinterest and am loving it so far. I decided to take the plunge a couple of weeks ago when I realised the site would be a much better way to handle the idea I had of creating a scrapbook of inspirational photographs. My username is CarnelianValley. I am totally friendless at the moment so if you have an account, I’m going to go completely first-day-at-new-school on you and ask would you be my friend?



May 20, 2012, 10:40 pm

I take a mixture, or if I take my kindle have a mixture of books I could read. I think summer holidays need an easy read and something that may or may not grip you. I like the easy cheesy reads as back ups if I get disappointed in or read my ideal book too quickly.

Hope you have a lovely holiday, the weather is finally improving here so you should get some sun AND warmth too :)


May 26, 2012, 2:16 pm

Deciding which books to take is the hardest decision when it comes to packing for a holiday!

I hope you enjoy your break.

Stephanie @ Read in a Single Sitting

May 29, 2012, 2:10 am

I did a post on this a month or so ago while I was away on my honeymoon! I definitely have preferred “holiday” reads, but admittedly just tend to end up playing catch-up on my Kindle ebooks.


May 31, 2012, 10:13 am

Alice: That was my thought exactly, that summer holidays need easy books. Not just because you want to relax but that because there’s a possibility of it being too hot to want or be able to put your mind to something difficult. The weather was perfect, thanks!

Marg: Sure is, I ended up taking 4! Thanks!

Stephenie: Yes, it’s very easy to make a plan and then end up reading something completely different, or in my case, reading very little (I think I read 3 chapters in total…)



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