With spring break coming up early this year and summer just around the bend, I thought it was time for a fun Travel Reading Meme. Plus I’m going to be spending about 9 hours in a car going to Vegas and back in a few days, and I need some ideas. Answer here or on your blog, but be sure to leave a link in the comments. I’m tagging 5 people: Julie from Booking Mama (check out her new blog!), Patti from Displaced Beach Bums, Care from Care’s Online Book Club, Beastmomma (because I know she’s been on a plane recently), and Softdrink.
1. What book are you reading right now? Do you like it?
2. What was the last book you read on a plane?
3. What was the last book you read on a roadtrip?
4. What is the most unusual place you found yourself reading?
5. What books would you take to keep you occupied on a 2 week vacation to the beach?
1. I am currently reading The Girls by Lori Lansens. The story is told from two very distinct perspectives. It’s a fictional autobiography of conjoined twins. You’d think their experiences would be pretty much the same, since they’re attached at the head, but you’d be wrong.
2. The last book I read on a plane was The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, coming home from a trip to Pennsylvania last summer. It’s a cross country flight and we had a 3 hour layover, so I read almost the entire thing during the trip, ignoring my husband and children.
3. The last book I read on a roadtrip was All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, about 12 years ago (pre-kids). We were traveling to Steamboat Springs, CO and drove through Arizona and Utah to get there from our home in California. I read parts of it aloud to my husband, and he got sucked in by the prairie and the horses, the cowboys and the marksman, and all their adventures in Mexico. Bob’s not a reader, but when I’m reading, he likes to hear what the story is about. He got hooked and wanted me to keep reading aloud long after I tired of it.
4. Unusual place.. hmmmm.. I always have a book with me and I read everywhere, but I can’t think of a really unusual place. Maybe at the swim-up blackjack table at our hotel in the Bahamas, or in line for a tour at the Hoover Dam.
5. For 2 weeks at the beach I would take the next few books on my TBR list: A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Red Tent, and then something lighter like The Next Thing on My List or Me Talk Pretty One Day. There’s no way I’d finish them all, but it’s good to have choices.