My, oh my what a wonderful day!
Plenty of sunshine heading my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay ♪
Huzzah! I’m going on holiday for two whole weeks. Yep, two weeks of lying on the beach, dipping in the pool, drinking peach belinis and reading and pretty much nothing else. Mr Whisperer are flying off the Greek Island of Kefalonia to stay in a villa on the side of a hill, overlooking a quiet beach with nothing else around.
But what about the books?
Okay, so let’s get our priorities right here: are my shorts, sun cream and flip-flops packed? Yes, yes and yes! But now onto the more important part of packing for any holiday: books!
Now, this is an important of any holiday planning whether it be a fortnight in the sun, a weekend in Europe or even an overnight stay in a hotel for work, and it’s important not to rush the ritual….
Now, you’d think that having aquired a Kindle this year that it would make my holiday book planning somewhat easier, yes? No. I kid you not, I have stressed just as much as I normally do when trying to cram 20 books and one pair of shorts into my suitcase (until Mr Whisperer sweaps in and unloads more than half of them – don’t get me started on the fact that they’re always the WRONG ONES! Tsk!) . Having a Kindle has not taken away the fact that I still have thousands of books sat at home all calling my name in thw hope that they may be the chosen ones.
As with every trip I take, my packing routine looks a little like this:
Put suitcase on bed
Throw in shorts, vest tops, bikinis & flip-flops
Stop to look lovingly at large pile of books on floor
Throw in some toiliteries
Pick a few books of pile & decide that I can’t possibly lose any of them
Put them back on pile
Pack sun cream
Maybe I will just remove these two…
Ooh, sun hat!
Throw in a beach towel
Throw a tantrum that I have had to narrow my pile down to just ten
Dresses – will need a few for the evenings
Grieve for the books I have given up
Pack remaing 10 books (and Kindle!)
Unpack remaining 10 books and play eenie-meenie-minie-moe
A moment’s silence for the ones that got away *pause*
Pack iPod and camera
Pack remaining books and close lid of suitcase
*2 hours later*
I’ll just check that the books that are left are the right ones…….
So anyway, I have now created a little *holiday reading list on my Kindle and also some hardcopy books** which include the following:(*I reserve the right to change my mind on any of the below titles due to my fickle nature and inability to walk past an airport bookshop without coming away with armfuls of shiny new things!) (** No I won’t read anywhere near them all but a girl’s gotta have options!)