I remember a distinctively adolescent moan I once had at my parents, complaining that we never went anywhere exciting for family holidays. The (very reasonable) response was that this would have been wasted on me anyway as I spend all of every such holiday with my head in a book. It was a fair point.
Fortunately, I’ve recently found the perfect way to legitimately enjoy my books on holiday. I call it location reading – picking your literature in order to fit in with where you’ve gone. Below is my wish list for holiday reading, though, in the interests of honesty, I should confess that I haven’t actually managed all (or even most) of the experiences listed below. Still, the list is ready and waiting for when I plan my next trip!
Prague Botswana South Korea India DRC
Of course, all of this is really procrastination because, instead of dreaming about future holidays, I’m really supposed to be organising myself so I can leave for New York in a few days. Fortunately, Nicola at LiteraryRamblings has been helping me with my massive NYC book list!