Friday, 23 July 2010
Off on a break...
I've got the next week off work, and although I'm not away for the whole time, I'm planning on having a bit of a blogiday (that's my new word for blogging holiday). We're heading off to Cornwall to do the Padstow - Rock swim, and then spending some time at home (with a behind the scenes visit to a National Trust property nearby to see its library while they're shut) before heading back to the South West for a wedding. It's months since my fiance and I have been away, so I had a stack of new books on my TBR to choose from. The picture above shows my selection (I know, it's a lot for 2 nights, but it's important to have choice, so you need proportionally more books for 2 nights than you do for a week).
So what have I got? I've written about many of these on my recentish TBR post so I'll keep the descriptions brief.
The wavewatcher's companion - kindly sent to me by Bloomsbury - absolutely perfect for a seaside trip (I'll post the view from the hotel room we'll be staying in at the bottom of this post!)
Sandy - a book abouta boy growing up in Cornwall at the end of the 19th century - have actually already started dipping into this to get me into holiday mood.
Summer Term - Susan Pleydell - seemed appropriate to read this Greyladies title at this time of year, although the schools are just about broken up now.
South of the lights - Angela Huth - I enjoy her novels and when I spotted this one in Oxfam which I had come across I thought it would make a nice light holiday read.
The school at Skelton Hall - Elinor Brent Dyer - the first of a pair of non Chalet School titles which I've never read, brought back into print by GGBP.
The school on North Barrule - Mabel Esther Allen - another Fidra book which I spotted very cheaply on Amazon - I have enjoyed some of her other Fidra books.
Juliet Naked - Nick Hornby - this has been on my TBR for a while, but looks like something holidayish - I've enjoyed Hornby's other novels.
Dreaming of Amelia - Jaclyn Moriarty - I love Moriarty's YA books, Feeling sorry for Celia in particular is a fantastic read. They don't seem to get much publicity and the publication of this one passed me by. It is delightfully chunky, but I know it will be enjoyable.
And as promised, this is where I'll be sitting and reading - the beauty of where we are staying is that even if I am poorly or the weather is rubbish we can still sit and look at the sea and enjoy being somewhere completely different.