Booking Through Thursday asks: "Do your reading habits change when you’re on vacation? Do you read more? Do you indulge in lighter, fluffier books than you usually read? Do you save up special books so you’ll be able to spend real vacation time with them? Or do you just read the same old stuff, vacation or not?"For starters, I rarely "go" anywhere for vacation. Even before I retired, I was more of a stay at home person. Vacation means not going to work, rather than going somewhere other than home. When I was still married and the children were young, our vacations away from home meant being awakened -- the three children and me -- by my husband saying, "Hurry, hurry, hurry! Let's get going." I always hated vacations and was relieved to be back home. (My husband's need to control everyone's every minute may give you a clue to why the marriage didn't last.)
Anyway, the books. I read what I read because it's what I want to read. Whether I'm "on vacation" or not, a long stretch of "heavy" nonfiction, means I'm probably ready for something lighter. I'm ready now for what promises to be the lightness of my next book, coming up tomorrow morning in my Book Beginnings on Friday post: Bitsy's Bait and BBQ. Watch for it.
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