Friday, June 24, 2011

The stash for summer travel

I'm currently in New Orleans for five more days to attend the American Library Association's Annual Conference. I'm attending with my company in a work capacity, but my library school student side is also excited to be around so many librarians and fellow book nerds!

This trip to New Orleans is going to be immediately followed by a day in El Paso, TX (also work-related), a week in Nashville, and then a week on vacation in Destin, Florida. Needless to say, I am pumped to be away from my desk for so long, and with lots of plane rides on the schedule, I'm excited to have the opportunity to just sit and read without other distractions (besides flight-induced panic, of course). I've actually missed my hour-long subway/bus school commute, because that was great reading time.

I've got a couple of books currently checked out from the library that I'm going to read in the next few weeks (actually, hopefully I'll finish these in this first week leg of my travel):

  • Tomorrow River by Lesley Kagan, thanks to a glowing review by Fizzy Thoughts
  • Life With Mr. Dangerous by Paul Hornschemeier, thanks to a review by Reeder Reads
  • Diamond Ruby by Joseph Wallace, which has been on my queue for quite a while 

Beyond this, I'm going to aim to read books that already inhabit my shelves and are desperately waiting to be read. Included:

  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells, which I've owned forever but a friend just told me I have to read it
  • Paris Was Ours by Penelope Rowlands, because I've been in a French kinda mood lately
  • Coming Home by Rosamund Pilcher, because my copy is an old, mass-paperback edition that looks totally like a romance novel, making it a perfect beach read
  • Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy, which is the newest addition to my shelf and thus excites me

What's on your summer reading list?


Joe Wallace said...

Well, I hope you enjoy Diamond Ruby! :-) Thanks for including it.

softdrink said...

I hope Tomorrow River lives up to my hype! And I'll second the push for The Glass Castle. It's a great book.

Panic Away Review said...

I was able to
enjoy reading one of the publications. And it entertains me so much. I am
planning to but another one also which has a new version.