September 5, 2014

Bookworm Friday #7- #bookwormproblems :: vacation packing

In July's #bookwormproblems link up, Moira shared about having difficulties packing books for moving. I had a similar problem earlier this week, with packing for vacation! I always overestimate how many books to pack, but I'm always worried that I'll run out of things to read, or that I won't be in the mood for something. And, since we're vacationing sans Internet for four of the days, it isn't like I can just change my mind and download something different!

I really spent a lot of time strategizing what to take. Here's what I finally came up with (for a one-week vacation with two small children in tow).

  • From the library I reserved: The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla and The Son of Neptune, to have some fun, light options. 
  • Also from the library, on my phone I have e-books of Countdown City (which I was halfway done with before leaving), and The Good Husband of Zebra Drive.
  • For review, I have Sons of Sparta in e-version, and then hard copies of Only the Dead, and The Forgotten Girl from Shelf Awareness. I have to finish at least 2 of those 3 this week, or else I'll be behind on reviews.
  • Audio wise, I downloaded Outlander (from Audible) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (free download from Audiosync).
  • And then I got worried that I didn't have enough (ha!), so I requested The Caller from Netgalley, and downloaded that too, and stuck Five in the bag too.
  • For Noel, I packed The High Divide and The Yiddish Policeman's Union. I mostly threw in the second one since it's been about five years since I read it, so if I get desperate I can always re-read that one!

Please tell me I'm not the only one who really plans out vacation reading? I'm proud of myself for only taking 5 hard copies for a whole week!

Now, it's your turn! Link-up your #bookwormproblems below. The link-up will be open all week!