I am one of those perennial over-packing people. I always take a bigger suitcase than necessary, and cram it with more outfits than I could possibly wear during my time away from home.
I’m the same way when I pack books. I am always aggressively optimistic about how much time I will spend reading over my holiday vacations, particularly Christmas. In my brain, I have the next several days to laze about and do whatever I want (i.e. read). In real life, I’ll be spending a lot of time just goofing off with my family… which is awesome.
This year is no exception, as I brought five books with me: Good Prose by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd, As Texas Goes… by Gail Collins, The Atlantic Ocean by Andrew O’Hagen, Arcadia by Lauren Groff and Friendfluence by Carlin Flora. Plus, I have vague plans to read all of Ally Condie’s Matched trilogy at my sister’s recommendation. We’ll see what happens.
Slightly related, if you’re looking for some last minute ideas for great books to buy as presents, or looking for some recommendations on what to spend your Christmas gift cards on, I spent all of this week recapping my favorite reads of 2012. I hope you’ll check out these posts for some ideas:
And with that, this little blogger is on vacation through Christmas. I may have some posts up after the holiday… or I might not. We’ll see what vacation brings.