Apologies for the Borat photo I left you with … that was mean. Next time I’ll give you a warning. To make it up to you, I’m sharing photos of my vacation to San Diego … and there isn’t a lime green bathing suit to be found.
But, here are some photos I took exclusively for my book blog.
What am I doing, you ask?
Attempting to create a new blog header!
It didn’t work out so well.
But I wonder how much traffic I got from writing
my URL all over the beach before the tide erased it?
Anybody out there reading this blog based on my beach scribblings?
and got a horrible sunburn just on my neck.
(Notice that little sticking up piece of hair?
It is the BANE of my existence!)
So I know you want to know what I read on vacation. I “only” got to read three books. (We had a very busy time and met my mom and brother out there so I didn’t get to read as much as I normally would because I had to be “social” and everything. Actually, the real reason is that we were so busy during the day and so tired at night, I fell asleep before 9:00 pm every single night. Seriously … it was EXHAUSTING. I need a vacation to recover from my vacation!) But here is my Vacation Reading Rundown.
- Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Good Lord … this book is quite the little rollercoaster and totally removed all my prejudices that books set in Victorian England are dry and boring. It was anything but! There was hot lesbian love, bad language that would make a hooker blush, and plot twists that make your head spin! It was GREAT! Totally lived up to all the hype I’ve read about it.
- Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk. Like Fingersmith, this book keeps you wondering and guessing how it is all going to end up. Although I suspect it is not a book for everyone, I found it fascinating and wish I wasn’t so tired when I was reading it so I could have held more of the details in my mind as I went along. If Fingersmith is a rollercoaster, then Waiting for Columbus is like watching a photograph develop in a darkroom … with the full picture slowly and inevitably appearing before your eyes.
- How To Get Things Really Flat by Andrew Martin. This amusing book about housework from a man’s point of view was the perfect read for the plane ride home (when I was deliriously tired and just DONE with planes). It was light, amusing and also useful (although I seriously didn’t want to think about laundry when I knew I bringing home two duffel bags stuffed to the gills with stinking, sandy clothes).
I’m slowly easing back into blogging and will be getting around to visiting all your blogs and catching up with you during the next week. I’ll be attempting to get back into regular posting soon … but you can expect a Show Me 5 Saturday post. I think I’m also behind on some giveaways too so I’ll have an announcement post sometime this weekend.