Thursday, August 5, 2010

Holiday Reading

That's it folks, I'm finally off on vacation tomorrow. YAY! I am SO ready. The past two have totally worn me out, with a combination of the shock of going back to work after maternity leave, starting a new extremely busy job and trying to get that life/work balance right. I can't wait till we're on our way tomorrow.

Obviously, I cannot go on vacation and not bring a car load of books with me. Even though I've been told that the area of Wales where we'll be has tons of second-hand bookstores that I'm sure I won't be able to resists. But books don't take up that much space, right?

Here's what I'd like to accomplish -

I plan on finishing the following started books:
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Secret Life of the Unborn Child by Dr Thomas Verny
  • Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
  • Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

And I plan on reading the these ones as well:
  • Baby Signs: How to talk with your baby before your baby can talk by Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn
  • The Power of Now; A guide to spiritual enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
  • The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
  • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
  • I'm Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti
  • The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell

Seeing that I'm going away for two weeks and not two months and that we're bringing the baby, how many of these do you think I can get through? :-)


Ana S. said...

Enjoy your vacation, Joanna! Also, I'm very excited that you're reading Bad Science :P

joanna said...

Yeah, I've read about 2 chapters I think, but then it made me sad because I like homeopathy and alternative medicine and stuff... So now I need to get over that and continue for the sake of science! :-)

Eva said...

Have fun! I loved Graveyard Book and I'm Not Scared. :D

Iliana said...

Have a wonderful vacation and hope you get a chance to read all of those books!

anothercookiecrumbles said...

enjoy the vacation!

Thousand Autumns was an interesting read, but I didn't love it as much as some of his others.

Heard a lot about Graveyard Book so hope you enjoy it.

Melody said...

Enjoy your vacation and happy reading, Joanna! :)