I leave early tomorrow for Part 3 of my summer vacation. Part 1 was when Nance came up to visit from Massachusetts. I always want to say down but considering she lives south of us, it doesn't make sense to say down. Then Lisa and I went back with her for a couple of days to help celebrate a milestone birthday. I won't say which one - but it wasn't her 30th. And it wasn't her 40th.
Then Part 2 of my summer vacation was the RWA conference in San Francisco. In less than two months I flew more times then I did the previous 29 years!! I had a fabulous time but it was a go go go kind of vacation.
Part 3 of my summer vacation will be totally different. Three of us from work, all readers, are going up to a cottage about 4 hours away that's right on a lake. We will be gone from Saturday to Saturday. And we are doing nothing but relaxing. Drink some brewskies at night, have some coffee with Bailey's in the morning and maybe OJ and vodka for lunch. And READ. We will get in lots of reading!! And Tanya, one of the girls who's going hasn't seen North and South yet and the cottage has a DVD player, so I that little oversight will be taken care of. Alison has seen it and unless she lied to make me feel better she really liked it and won't mind watching again - I hope. I'm hoping that she falls for him as much as I have so she will want to watch Robin Hood series I and II and Vicar of Dibley as I'm planning on bringing them along - just in case don't you know. I'm also taking some other DVD's in case our eyes droop from reading. The one thing I won't be doing is blog hopping - no internet access. That's going to kill me. I'll have to compensate with reading and thinking up reviews.
Which brings me to a bit of a dilema. How many books should I take? I think that's one all us romance addicts face when we head out for our vacation. And since this one is a READING vacation, it's critical I bring enough and a nice selection!!
Let's see, I have:
Jo Goodman's latest Price of Desire
Marianne Stillings latest - Killer Charms
Patricia Briggs Cry Wolf (and I already read the one in the anthology)
Linnea Sinclair's Shades of Dark - but I'll also have to bring Gabriel's Ghost 'cause she told me I need to read the last few chapters again to refresh myself
Twisted Creek by Jodi Thomas
Sweet Talk by Susan Mallery
Flashback by Jill Shalvis
The Rebel and the Lady by Kathryn Albright
Lucky's Lady by Tami Hoag (I read this one years ago and from what I remember it was a good one!)
Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke
King of Sword and Sky by CL Wilson (I started this one but didn't get far. And everyone who's read it seems to love it so I'm going to give it another try.
How to Loose and Extraterrestrial in 10 Days by Susan Grant
Trial by Fire - Jo Davis
Bound to Please by Hope Tarr
So let's see Western (check), Sci Fi Fantasy (check), Paranormal (check) Romantic Suspense (check) Contemporary (check) Series (check) Medieval (check)
That's 12 books - but it still doesn't seem nearly enough. I'm going to have to find about 8 more me thinks. Oops - wait - I counted wrong - it's 13!
And I'm a great procrastinator I tell you - real good. We are leaving around nine tomorrow morning and it's 10:25 now and I'm still not packed. I figure I'll get up early.
So try not to miss me too much while I'm gone. The Wing Commander will be in charge.