My thoughts are starting to turn to thoughts of vacation as my family will be going to the Okanagan Valley in two weeks. As the One Who Packs I am starting to compose mental lists and one of those lists is "What To Read".
Every vacation I bring along edifying books (why are they always really heavy?) thinking that this is my chance to finally read them. This never happens. I don't finish reading The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. I don't reread Homer. I read for fun. Books that make me laugh or wonder at the author's genius. Old favorites will include at least one book by Elizabeth George and one of Alex Guinness' masterpieces.
I've tried to take books that need intense concentration. What was I thinking? Vacation is not a time for deep study. It is a time to be reading something that you don't have self-reproaching guilt every time you lay it down.
What do you read when on vacation? Any recommendations?