Monday, April 1, 2013

Vacation Reads

Thanks so much for stopping by on Kerri and Tamera's blog tour last week! I was off on a long-awaiting vacation with my family and caught up on a ton of reading.

*I don't actually read in the ocean. I'm more afraid of dropping precious books in the water, vs being shark bait
Here's what I finished:

Infinite Sky, by C.J. Flood (beautiful contemporary; and hey, Dr. Kang makes a cameo!)
ARC of Starglass, by Phoebe North (great space sci-fi with a lot of rich culture built into the story)
Crewel, by Gennifer Albin (a really creative dystopian. I remember Genn from our Querytracker forum days!)
Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman (wow. 10 stars. Seriously!)

I love catching up on my to-read list. It makes me so happy to sink myself into a book for hours on end, which is a time luxury I don't have in my normal week.

What have you read lately? Do you do massive catch-ups on your to-read list on vacation too?


Old Kitty said...

Welcome back, Lydia!! Glad you had a great break with lots of reading done!!

Happy Monday! Take care

Shelly said...

Your vacay sounds terrific. I always have to have some great books with me when we go on one, and I am looking forward to a huge catch-up once school is out.

Karen Lange said...

Glad you enjoyed your vacation! Just finished The Moses Conspiracy. It was a great read.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that sounds FABULOUS! Glad you had a nice vacay.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome books. I can't wait to read Seraphina and I can get it in audio version at the library. I just finished Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin. It was great. I'm about 3/4 done with Scarlet which is really good too.

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Okay. Now I feel like a schuck. I've had Seraphina since the end of last summer and have yet to read it. 10 stars, really?

I'm going on vacation in two weeks. Maybe I'll take the book with me.

Connie Keller said...

I hope you had a good vacation.

I'll have to check out some of the books you read. I recently finished The Historian and The Help. Right now I'm reading the YA book, Lady of Devices.

Mrs. Silverstein said...

Oooh, great vacation reading! I have yet to read Seraphina but I'm really looking forward to it--and I LOVED Starglass. Loved it. I can't wait for more people to read it.

Barbara Watson said...

So glad you had a vacation! Delightful.

Krispy said...

Welcome back from vacation! I loved your photos. It looked so pretty!

I actually don't read much at all on vacation. I'm usually too busy running around or being exhausted, haha. So, so glad you loved Seraphina and that we didn't over-hype it for you! That is seriously one of my favorite books of recent years. :)

LD Masterson said...

Best part of vacationing is reading. Unless I'm writing, that's good, too. I just finished Gone Girl.

Carol Kilgore said...

I've heard good things about Crewel. I recently finished A Fallow Heart by Linda Kage. Excellent read.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you got through a lot of reading. Congrats on your vacation!


momto8 said...

lucky you!!

J E Fritz said...

Catching up on reading is the best vacation. Those sound like some good books.

I don't usually do big reading catch ups, but that's because I'm able to read every day. It's the trade-off for not having a spouse and children.

Brandon Ax said...

I am reading at the moment the new Patricia Briggs book Frost Burned. Nice blog, new follower.

Ghenet Myrthil said...

I read and enjoyed Crewel. I have a copy of Seraphina and I'm excited to read it!

Wendy Lu said...

I hope you had a lovely vacation with your family, Lydia! :) Hm, well one of the many reasons why I’m excited for the summer is that I’ll finally have time to make my way through all the wonderful books that are waiting for me! “The Fault in Our Stars" (John Green), “The Lovely Bones” (Alice Sebold) and a reread of “The Kite Runner” (Khaled Hosseini) are definitely at the top of my list.

Also, Seraphina used to be the name of one of my turtles! The name never stuck, sadly.

~Wendy Lu

The Red Angel Blog

momto8 said...

welcome back! I am behind in all my reading...I have been working on Moby Dick for what seems like forever...maybe I just need a vacation!!

Romance Reader said...

Oh, you caught up with heaps! I take vacation and take my work-reading/editing with me!

Welcome back!


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