I’m off on vacation in a few days. I’ll get a rare glimpse of my extended (and extensive) family at a cousin’s wedding, and then spend time with more immediate family in a beach town where my grandparents rented a house when I was young. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with my roots!
The To Have and to Hold discussion post will go up Sunday, August 4th. I have All The Thoughts (mostly not what I was expecting) and am looking forward to discussing it very much.
I’ll have wireless access for some of the time I’m away, but I’m aiming to take an internet hiatus. Partly because the post I was planning to write instead of this felt so grumpy about The Genre and Reading, I think I need a break.
On the bright side, I just finished Sarah Mayberry’s Her Best Worst Mistake and enjoyed it so much that I’m all charged up for vacation reading now. I read it a year after “everyone” was raving about it, which seems to be a happy reading prescription for me at the moment. On the other hand, it was a tweet from @THRJessica that prompted me to pluck it from the TBR pile at long last. Now I’m planning to re-read Hot Island Nights, the companion novel. I thought it was just OK when I first read it, but wonder if it will read differently now.
I’m also reading Adam Roberts’ Jack Glass. This is a real departure from my usual fare, another antidote to book crankiness. But, um, I picked it up because the Book Smugglers’ review intrigued me and then Brie said she was going to read it, and Brie and I have been e-mailing each other our thoughts.
Finally, I’m listening to some of Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody series beyond my perennial reread favorite The Crocodile on the Sandbank. Amber’s series reread inspired me.
So, um, yeah. My “much-needed break from social-media-influenced reading” has all been inspired by social media. This is why I’m never really tempted (or able) to give it up for good.
See you in August, and happy reading!