Thursday, July 3, 2014

Vacation Reading........

One more day and I leave for Cozumel with three of my best friends!  Whenever, I plan a trip, before I even begin to pack my outfits, I start thinking about what I will read on the plane.
It's hard to pick the perfect book to read in front of strangers.  Let's face it, we all get skeeved when we have to sit next to someone reading "Fifty Shades of Grey".  I just try to look straight ahead and not make any sudden moves that could be interpreted as interest in being abused for pleasure.
I hate the time when you are taking off and landing where the mean stewardess forces you to turn off your iPad, even though you know the pilots are up front sexting their mistresses.  But if I bring magazines, I finish them and then I feel like people are judging me for being wasteful when I throw them away at the end of the flight.
I've got a few books loaded on my iPad, now I'm just trying to decide what I want to start.
I have the newest Janet Evanovich, "Top Secret Twenty-One".  I've had it for a couple of weeks, and haven't even had any desire to start it.  It's weird, because I used to wait for the release dates of the Stephanie Plum series.  But the last four or five, it just feels like she is phoning it in.  I think she peaked with "Four to Score".  That was a laugh out loud book, and I still like to go back and re-read it.
I've got Emily Giffin's new book, "The One & Only".  Even though I didn't love her last few books, "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" are old favorites.  Hmmm....I'm seeing a pattern, even after an author starts to suck, I stay hopeful.  I guess I'm an optimist after all.
I've got John Green's "Paper Towns", "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline, and "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt.  They all seem too depressing to kick off a fun trip.  I need a fun read......any ideas?

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