What the Wenches are Reading on Vacation
So let’s check after the jump to see which books the Wenches are packing in their suitcases or storing on their reading devices.
Wench BetaAs I write this, I have only one more day of work, and then I’m taking almost 3 weeks off — and I cannot wait! I won’t be traveling much, but wherever I go, I’ll most likely take Jamie and Claire with me. I’m still reading The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon...yeah, I know I’ve said that for weeks, but like I’ve also said before...these books are huge! And my spare time for reading hasn’t been all that much lately. So, Jamie and Claire it is. But having said that, I will be taking them on my e-reader, so I’ll have other options. And let’s not forget, Biting Bad by Chloe Neill is releasing on August 6, and I will most definitely be reading that little diamond on my vacation, thank you very much.
|Let’s all meet in the tropics.|
Wench MeritMy vacation starts August 6. I hope to have some reading time on this short vacation. But if not, at least I’ll have a lot of time to read at the end of my vacation, while I’m flying home from San Francisco for 15 hours! I’ll be reading Chloe Neill’s Biting Bad! Can’t wait!!!
Wench DonnaWhen I went to the airport to fly home from vacation, I picked up Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb. I hadn’t read any of those books in ages, and I know I missed a bunch in between — but it was easy to pick up and get right back into. All my old faves are back, and murder and mayhem ensue. As usual.
Wench ZeeI have been so busy most of the summer, I haven’t gotten much reading done. Between that and preparing to travel next week, the most I’ve done is reread a lot of Neil Gaiman. Waiting for Biting Bad.
Wench NatalieSo fellow Wench Angela asked what do we read when on Summer Vacation or a Holiday, and I’m rather stumped as to what to write for her. When I get a “vacation”, I’m rather busy spending time with family that live out of state, so reading time is extremely limited. Also, I need the house to be quiet of all noise except white noise. If someone were to drag me to a beach, totally funny since I’m so pale I’d burst into flames, I would be so distracted by people watching that I’d never get anything read. I also have to travel by plane, and I do try to bring a book with me, but I’m that person most people don’t like to sit next to because I talk. On my last trip, I did manage to get a lot of writing done, but not reading. I suffer from Shinny Object Syndrome and a bad case of Oh I know they are not talking about me but I cannot help but listen! But if the vacation or holiday happens to be one where I don’t leave the house...I’ll check off whatever is next on my To Be Read (TBR) list. If I want a book that I don’t mind being interrupted while reading, I’m going with the Twilight series. I have read it so many times, I’m rather shocked I can’t recite it. It is one I enjoy, to the dismay of other Wenches, every time I read it. Go Team Alice and Jasper!!!
Wench AnneI was actually on vacation last week! It was glorious, even if it was just a visit to my in-laws’ house. Anyway, I’ve been spending my summer with Ty & Zane and the rest of the Cut & Run characters. I just can’t seem to pull myself away from them. But usually on vacations, I tend to read a lot of one-off books, not series. I often use vacations to catch up on my favorite crime-thriller authors, like James Patterson, John Grisham, David Baldacci, etc. But this summer, I just can’t let Ty, Zane, and the rest of Team Sidewinder go.
Wench VeronicaI recently got motivated to put the Collection function on my Kindle to good use and organized everything I had stored on my Kindle. Now I’m like a kid in a candy store, because I can see at a glance what I’ve read and what I haven’t read! My largest "unread" categories are Fanfiction and M/M (imagine that). So when I’m in vacation mode, I’ll be checking off stories on my Fanfic TBR list.
Wench KathiI read Dan Brown’s Inferno a couple of months ago during a short vacation. I’m on vacation now visiting my in-laws, who live on a lake surrounded by gorgeous mountains, so we stay pretty busy with outdoor activities and visiting. I thought I’d get back to the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones, which I sorta started and then shamelessly abandoned for an Outlander quickie reread due to all the Jamie-casting excitement on the interwebs. I brought audio and e-reader versions of the Charley books. I also brought an old-fashioned hardback version of Michael Pollan’s Cooking, which I started reading during our 12-hour car trip, and so far has kept me too interested to switch. I think I’ll be listening to one series during activities and reading the hardback late at night on the couch.
Wench AngelaWhen I’m on vacation, I always take way more books than I’ve ever going to read. I usually pack in A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I’ve read it so many times, it’s an easy book for me to pick up and put down again. Which is an important consideration because I have kids. During my recent holiday in Australia, I was still absorbed in the Kim Harrison series The Hollows (which I am still reading), but there was hardly any time to read while catching up with family.
Some Wenches were too busy reading and relaxing, too busy visiting, or too far off the grid to send us an update, so I’ll summarize what they’re up to.
Wench BarbTeasing fellow Wenches with the knowledge she got an early copy of Biting Bad. So many of the Wenches are waiting impatiently for the book to come out. Lucky woman!
Wench KatherineSunning herself in California, so unable to read anything as she is relaxing by the beach with her favourite tipple. No doubt sangria.
Wench AmandaGoing to keep reading A Song of Ice and Fire!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wench ValeKeeping us updated on all the latest book releases and little snippets she finds for us to use. I think we keep her too busy doing this valuable work for her to have much reading time.
We hope you have a great summer, and that you manage to get through a couple of books off your TBR list!
Do you have a favourite book that you pack when you are going away on vacation? Or a genre or style of book you prefer? What you are planning to read this summer?
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