Book Haul [6.30] – The Vacation Edition!

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You’d think that with all the books I took with me on vacation I wouldn’t need to buy more, but I am weak and I definitely did…you can’t take me anywhere. I could probably go camping out in the middle of nowhere and still manage to find a book that I just needed to have. I picked up a few at Blue Phoenix Books (gotta love those indie bookstores!), and got great deals on a couple more at Walmart of all places.

♥ The Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han [x, x, x] – This bind-up was one of my Walmart finds and it was such a good deal I just couldn’t pass it up, I’m hoping for some nice (not too humid) days soon so I’ll be able to read it while laying out on my deck in the sun.

♥ Pretties by Scott Westerfeld [x] – I am so late to the party with this series, so late, but I’m loving it so I just had to pick up the next one as soon as I finished Uglies.

♥ LA Candy [x] & Sugar and Spice [x] by Lauren Conrad – I’ve had my eye LC’s books since they came out since I absolutely love her (I was a huge Laguna Beach fan back in high school) and when I saw them for a seriously good price when I was on vacation I figured it was time to finally pick them up.

I also picked up the hardcover box set of the Divergent trilogy because I’m a terribly impulsive book buyer and I wanted my copies of the whole set to be pretty and matching (my paperback copy of Divergent is looking a little rough).  It’s probably time to reign in my book-buying urges for a while so I can catch up on reading the ones I already own, so we’ll see how that goes – there are just too many good books out there that I need to have in my collection!

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Going On Vacation!

Starting today (tonight?) I am officially on vacation for an entire week! Since my current job rarely allows me to have multiple days off in a row (and weekends are a completely foreign concept – what is a Saturday?) this is basically the Greatest Thing Ever™. This week is my family’s annual vacation to a place called Fireside Inn that I lovingly like to think of as a rustic version of Kellerman’s from Dirty Dancing. Not nearly as fancy, and far less dancing – no Patrick Swayze to sweep me off my feet, that’s for sure.

Having a week off of work means I will have all kinds of time for reading by the lake (my favorite place to read) so I thought I’d share the books I plan on taking with me!

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I’ll be taking along my current book, Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies [x]. I’d hoped to have it finished by tonight but that just isn’t going to happen with the packing I still need to do (which is all the packing…oops).

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The rest:

♥ The World House by Guy Adams [x]
♥ Moxyland by Lauren Beukes [x]
♥ Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan [x]
♥ The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton [x]
♥ Frostbite by Richelle Mead [x]
♥ Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell [x]
♥ The Magician King by Lev Grossman [x]

I highly doubt that I’ll manage to read all of them but every time I tried to put one back on the shelf I convinced myself that I would need options.  Fangirl is number one on my to-read list for the week but after that it’s all up in the air, I’m taking a pretty diverse little collection with me so things could get interesting – I’ve even got A Clash of Kings all ready to go on my iPad just in case I decide to get really crazy.  It’s also very possible that another book or two will sneak in to my bag as I’m headed out the door, like I said, I need options.

I’ve got a couple things queued up for while I’m away but since I’ll be without internet most of the time it may be a little quiet around here, I’ll do my best to respond to comments via my phone if I can get the WordPress app to cooperate with me out in the middle of nowhere.  If you’d like to keep up with my vacation reading adventures this week come visit me on Twitter (@KittyCatReads)!

Have a wonderful week and Happy Summer Solstice!

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby