Vacation Reading: Finding the Right Amount of Good

I did the most bizarre thing today! I left for vacation without a book. I know, I know! Shocking. I clearly wasn’t thinking straight. Usually I have at least 2 or 3 in the bag. I made sure I packed the spouse’s current reads (one fiction, one non) but I’ve been reading a lot of manuscripts, on my computer, and I’m not in the middle of anything right now. There’s a stack on my night stand, but nothing’s calling to me. And I still have a bunch of books left from BEA that I’ve been wanting to read, but nah…

The plan is to find a bookstore and get something really good to read. But here’s the problelm: It can’t be too good or I tend to forget to interact with the people with whom I’m vacationing and they get pissed off. I once went to Vermont with my family and another family the day after Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix came out. Big. Mistake. They may never vacation with us again. I was totally anti-social but I couldn’t help it! It was Harry Potter, for crying out loud. (I’m sorry but I’m still not sorry.)

So I’m looking forward to finding a little independent bookstore and finding something just the right amount of good to read and trying to remember to talk to the people I’m with.

What do you read on vacation? What do you think I should read?


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  1. I always take a sketch pad or a writing pad for my “middle of the night ideas”I have decent poems written on the fly in ther night squinting and sputering as I go. I think it has something to do with the bad mattresses or the foods I eat when I am away but it is a creative time. Party on dudette!!MY