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Finally, a holiday!

(I’m sorry, for some reason the comments were closed on this post – sorry about that, all fixed now!)

Today, Saturday, marks the start of our vacation. Each year we take a week off sometime in the summer and get out of the city – we’re extremely lucky in that Adam’s parents have always had a “cottage” that we can escape to! They used to have a lovely wood and stone place on an island on a lake just south of Huntsville (east of Muskoka), but it got too much and they sold it the year before Hugh was born. Probably just as well, as it was not child-friendly in the slightest. Around the time Hugh was born they bought a much different kind of place in a small town on Georgian Bay. It’s right on the lake with its own private “beach”, but while we call it a cottage it is actually a house. We just use it as a holiday house.

The previous island cottage

The previous island cottage

New "cottage", Georgian Bay, 2012

New “cottage”, Georgian Bay, 2012

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So that’s where I am now, at the big family home on Georgian Bay, just me, Adam and Hugh. One of the good things about this place is that it has Wi-Fi, so I bring my laptop whenever I come and I can continue posting reviews and reading other people’s blogs. Trust me, having a holiday does not mean not blogging, for me – part of the point of having time off is to have time to do the things that I enjoy doing.

I brought a bunch of books with me that I think will be FUN to read – I always bring more than I could possibly read because I never know what I’ll be in the mood for when it’s time to pick one. I’m still working my way through Seduction by MJ Rose for France Book Tours (and I can’t say I had any time to read today at all), but I also brought these beauties (click the cover image for the Goodreads page):

addicted to you invisibility enchanted

death comes to pemberley rosie project wedding night

I meant to bring something for the Australian Women Writers challenge but when it came time to packing the books (and at that point we were in a bit of a rush to get out), I completely forgot. Then there’s the Kindle, which I read books very slowly on. According to Goodreads, which is very handy for this sort of thing, I currently have 161 e-books on my Kindle right now. I had no idea. That’s a lot, especially considering how hard I find it to read books on the device. The trouble with the Kindle is that I often forget what’s on there, and when I look at the titles (in a list – it’s a very plain and simple e-reader), I sometimes can’t remember what they are. I need covers to stimulate my memory (and my interest), and I need print copies because they have more of a presence. Aside from other reasons. So I don’t know if I’ll get around to reading anything on it, this time; I may just devote my leisure time to reading the “real” books I brought.

How about you? What kind of books do you like to take on holiday? What have been some great books you read while on holiday in the past?

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