Friday, October 13, 2006

Airport Reading


Homecoming weekend has arrived at the University of Delaware, home of the Fightin' Blue Hens. I'll be making the trek to visit old friends and college roommates. Check out YoUDee to the left - is that not a cool mascot or what?

Being a typical bookworm I am actually looking forward to sitting in the airport later tonight - perfect place to catch up on my reading! I've already got my stash lined up. I decided to travel with 4 books (even though I know there's no way I am going to get 4 books read this weekend - I like to have options though, you know?) The lucky winners are Transgressions by Sarah Dunant (must have this one read for a book club meeting next week), The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (finally I am getting around to my RIP books), The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (heard him speak at the 2005 ALA conference, very funny guy), and of course my guilty pleasure 12 Sharp by Janet Evanovich (her books actually make me laugh out loud when reading them).

Next week, it's another airport as I make my way to NYC for business. What to bring then? Hmmm...I am not one of those people that will take advantage of the downtime to plug away at more work on my laptop. Nope, I take advantage of every precious minute to read my books. The work will still be there when the plane lands. Although I would probably never say that to my boss :)

9 comments:

booklogged said...

I've been wanting to read Transgressions, so I hope you get it read and let us know how you like it. Have a nice trip with lots of reading time.

Kailana said...

Have a good trip! Be sure and tell us all about whatever book you chose to read.

piksea said...

Evanovich is my favorite guilty pleasure, too. I always have the urge to start over again as soon as I read the last page. In audio form they make for excellent company on road trips, too. I just try not to think about how insane I must look to other drivers as I laugh my fool head off at Stephanie Plum and her exploits.

I can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Thirteenth Tale. With all the controversy about it and book bloggers, I'm keeping tabs on the online reviews.

Danielle said...

I really like Sarah Dunant, and I am in the mood for one of her mysteries or other "thriller"-like novels! Transgressions is also my my pile!

Carl V. said...

One of my favorite books is Time and Again by Jack Finney. Such a wonderful book. It is one that is set in modern times (when it was written, that is) and in the past in NYC. It is one book that I always wish I would've read IN NYC since that is where it is set.

Colleen Gleason said...

Janet E's books make me laugh out loud too, as do Elizabeth Peters' Vicky Bliss series. (EP isn't as in-your-face funny; she's more subtle and dry.

Enjoy the reads! I, too, have The Thirteenth Tale on my pile.

Amelia said...

I read One for the Money and laughed until I literally cried! There were some parts that I had to reread because they were so hilarious. I really have to get cracking on the next one in the series. I had actually purchased One for the Money on a whim and am so glad that I did.

BTW - as for the NYC trip, I personally wouldn't bring so many books with me because there are SOOO many good book stores throughout the city (which you probably already know about) that you're bound to come home with an extra suitcase!! This is one of the things I miss about living in NYC - the abundance of bookstores! Have fun!

I wish you safe travels! :)

nutmeg said...

Like you, I still need a level of choice while travelling. In addition to the books I usually take along a number of my favourite book review magazines (one of which is American - Pages).

Let us know what you think of The Thirteenth Tale. It sit on my TBR pile too.

Kirsten said...

nutmeg - thanks for that recommendation on Pages. I bought my first copy and have now decided to subscribe. What a great magazine!