I’m going on holiday! Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

♪  Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

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.

Chilling in a taverna

  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

Open it

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!)

Anyway, I have scheduled some posts to go out while I’m away – I love getting your comments so please do pop by and I will reply to all when I get home. Bye for now 🙂


26 thoughts on “I’m going on holiday! Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

  1. Impressive list of books, Boof. I like the way you’ve got a nice selection. I thought I was the only one seriously dithering over which books to take on holiday and always taking too many. That is, until I found you book bloggers! Looking forward to your holiday pics.


  2. love the cover on the unseen!
    if i remmeber correctly didn’t your kindle have like a thousand titles (good ones too!) from a family member?!


    • Erm, yes, that’s right Diana 😉 But, you must understand that organising said thousand titles into a “holiday reads” folder is just a stressful! Plus, what happens if I want to read a book that I haven’t got on my kindle (hence the need for proper books too). See, a girl gotta have options! 🙂

      Yes, The Unseen is a gorgeous cover isn’t it? Have you read The Legacy yet by the same author? I can recommend.


  3. ha! Great post. And I’m jealous, by the way. I just got an e-reader, but I’ll still be taking along a big book when we go on vacation, too. Sounds like the perfect getaway, have fun. *sigh*


  4. lol, your packing sounds much like mine 😉

    Happy holidays! Have a fantastic time at the beach. Sitting here, listening to raindrops falling lightly on my window panes, I hope the weather holds.

    Looking forward to what you make of Mercy, for I really want to read it.


  5. I am sure you and Mr Whisper are having a wonderful time! I hope so! Enjoy that sparkling blue water, pristine beaches, gorgeous views and yummy bellinis….and think kind thoughts of us little people back here in our usual spots! lol

    Take some great photos to wow us with!


  6. As soon as there’s a whisper of a holiday in our family, my very next question, immediately after, ‘Where shall we go?” is “Ooh, which books shall I take?” I then choose, re choose, choose and re-choose endlessly the books that will be brought along with me. My silly husband once tried to stop me taking more than one book in my flight bag… he didn’t dare mention that one again after I chewed his ear off about it for hours!!


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