Of Books and Travels

cropped-book-stack-1a.jpgI’m off on a long work trip and after tossing a random assortment of clothes into a suitcase carelessly, I now find myself worrying about what books to take with me.

I raided the library, the bookstore, and my shelves and 8 have made the cut. I’m learning towards taking them all right now. It’s a cross-country plane ride and I am going to a city I don’t much care for. I won’t name it as I don’t want to offend anyone who happens to live there. Let’s just say gambling is not my thing. 😉 So, what am I to do? Well, break out the backpack of course! Yes, my husband was correct when he said we needed a second one for traveling. He was thinking of hiking, but I find they are a great way for me to carry a large number of books on trips.

Here’s the reading list for next week. We’ll see how many I get through after working a few 15 hour days.

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I’ve read a few pages but I keep putting it off knowing I have a long flight in my future. It’s a chunkster and so perfect for a long trip.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I can’t wait to start this book!

Fallen by Lauren Kate. This is an advanced reader’s copy but it looks interesting.

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran. I broke down and bought it since I enjoyed Cleopatra’s Daughter and The Heretic Queen so much.

A Highlander’s Temptation by Sue-Ellen Welfonder. I don’t ever read books like this but I thought it would be a great distraction on the plane when The Pillars of the Earth gets too heavy to hold.

Covenant with the Vampire by Jeanne Kalogridis. The library didn’t have The Borgia Bride so picked up this one. It’s supposedly her first novel. I liked The Devil’s Queen and I’m looking forward to this one.

Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Bridal Wreath and II: The Mistress of Husaby.

On average, I read about 3 books a week. I know I won’t be getting through many on the list but at least I’ll have a lot of choose from.


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