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The Honeymooners

2012 September 20

 

Not to be a jerk about it, but I’m going to be in Hawaii  four days from now. On my honeymoon. If there’s ever been anything more awesome, I don’t know about it.

I’ve never been to Hawaii, so I am obviously very excited about it, but I’m also excited about the prospect of a vacation that has been designed with the sole purpose of relaxing in a beautiful place. Really excited.

In preparation for my trip, I thought long and hard about which books I wanted to bring along with me, since I’m planning on spending a good chunk of time reading on the beach or by the pool. I settled on Telegraph Avenue even before my book club chose it as our October selection, and I also decided to finally delve into Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild. I’ve been a fan of Strayed’s “Dear Sugar” column for a long time, and I’ve been really looking forward to this book. I think I was saving it as a treat for myself–it’s actually been on my bookshelf for a few months now.

Do you choose special books for vacation reading?

More to the point, this post will be my last until I return in October. From here on in, it’s all about getting married, being married, and being in Hawaii. Have a good two weeks everyone!

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  1. September 20, 2012

    For vacation, I choose a book (well, let’s be honest, books), that are a little bit more fluffy than what I normally read but not quite “beach reads”. Although for some reason I’m always in the middle of a non-fiction book before I leave and bring it with me to finish.

    Have a great time in Hawaii! And of course, have a great time with all of that wedding stuff too :).

  2. September 21, 2012

    Wild IS SO GOOD! you will not regret that decision, i promise. And CONGRATS TO YOU AND JOE!!! Also, have fun in Hawaii (it’s almost impossible not to).

  3. September 21, 2012

    Aw, congrats! You’ll have such a wonderful time! And yeah, I’m a little jealous…but mostly just happy for you. 😉

    I think sooo much about what books I’ll take with me before I go on vacation. Sounds like you chose a couple of good ones. If you’re looking for something about Hawaii, I just read “Moloka’i”by Alan Brennert, which is a historical fiction novel about Hawaii’s leper population from the turn of the century through the 1950’s. It’s much better than the cover makes it look!

  4. September 22, 2012

    “Not to be a jerk about it, but.” HA! Best first line. :) AHHHHH SO EXCITED FOR YOU AND JOE I HOPE IT’S ALL AMAAAAAZING AHHHHHHH! Seriously, just so happy for you both. :) :) I mean, and for Chief too, obviously. I also fully approve of both of your vacation books; both books I’m dying to read, as well. For me, I always get super excited about choosing “vacation reading,” and then almost every single time, hardly have any time to actually read. And I always seem to overestimate how much reading I can actually get done on planes before I just get tired and cranky and bust out the iPod instead. But, alas. :) ENJOY HAWAII AND LIFE!

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