Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Packing my beach bag.........

It's that time of year again......trying to find a happy balance with the the kids' summer activities and a little rest and relaxation. We have a wonderful family vacation planned in paradise soon, so I'm packing my beach bag with all the essentials: sunscreen, sunglasses, and of course, great books! When I travel, I always like to bring an interesting mix of topics and genres to match whatever mood I'm in.

Here's a sampling of what's in my beach bag this year:

A contemporary romance..........Paradise by Judith McNaught

A romantic medieval novella e-book.......Lavender Vows by Colleen Gleason

A re-read of a Jazz Age favorite (and anticipating the new movie).......The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A fun, relaxing historical romance and adventure........The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig


Hope you have some great reading ahead in the coming months......I'll be a bit scarce on my blog this summer but hopefully will still stop in from time to time to visit your blog........in the meantime....aloha!


Mystica said...

Have a wonderful summer!

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

Have a great summer! I'm going to be reading Paradise this year too, and I'll be interested to see what you think of Colleen Gleason's book as well!

Joanne said...

Thank you, Mystica! I know you will always have a mailbox full of good books!

You too, Julie! The Colleen Gleason story was a kindle freebie, so I couldn't pass it up. Doesn't the Overseas cover by Beatriz Williams look exactly like McNaught's Paradise? I knew it looked familiar!

Staci said...

Great beach bag and a wonderful location!! enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm nothing like a little Fitzgerald lovin on summer break!

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