Holidays and Books Go Hand in Hand for Me

Holidays and books go hand in hand for me. The best thing about having time away from work is that it means I get to spend more time doing the things I love and one of those things is reading fiction!

But are there actual holidays specifically devoted to books and book related past times?

Yes there are – check out this article ‘11 Literary Holidays That Every Book Lover Should Know‘.

I know it is a little geeky, but I like the sound of Dictionary Day (October 16th)… regular followers of my blog will know I have a penchant for learning new words and word puzzles.

So why am I talking about holidays?

Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics)I have just started my long awaited 3 week winter holiday (yes it does sometimes get cold in Australia) and I have set myself some reading goals:
1.  I am going to read my first ever TolstoyAnna Karenina. I have never before embarked on reading such a long book. I am reading it on my Kindle so that I will not need to carry a brick, but the book description says it is around 1000 pages!
In the next week or so I am going to do a guest post at Desert Book Chick as part of Amanda’s Classics Month
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's NestThe Six Sacred Stones2.  I want to make some more progress in the Finish That Series Challenge by reading
the next book for me in Matthew Reilly’s Jack West Jr. Series, The Six Sacred Sto
nes
 
along with the final book in Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
Star Struck: A Kate Brannigan MysteryThe Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel (Thursday Next Novels (Penguin Books))3.  If I have any time left after devouring those three meaty offerings, several other books siting in my TBR pile are calling for my attention…
The Eyre Affair (Jasper Fforde)
Star Struck (Val McDermid)
Blindness (Jose Saramago)
Bellwether (Connie Willis)
The Broken Teaglass (Emily Arsenault).
Blindness (Movie Tie-In)The Matchmaker of Perigord: A Novel (P.S.)BellwetherThe Broken Teaglass: A Novel
The only slight downside of holidays is that I my audiobooks will have to wait for a little while, because I will not be sitting listening to them in my car while stuck in peak hour traffic – I think I will manage ;)

But the absolute best thing about being on holidays is that it really does not matter how many of these I find the time to read – holidays are for making plans and then breaking them!

Subscribe to Booklover Book Reviews posts by email or RSS reader

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>