Friday, September 4, 2009

Travel=Reading

I love to travel because generally kid-free travel equals reading time for me. And I love to read. This vacation I especially had a lot of down time. I mean, there is only so much walking you can do before your feet become useless. (Plus I spent a lot of time in airplanes and on trains) So I was able to read an entire series (3 books) on my vacation. This series to be specific:



It was an entertaining well-crafted series. She did a great job with her characters. They were amazing, and I recommend the books.

18 comments:

  1. I have the first one on the shelf waiting. Good to know it's not bad:) Man, I have a lot of books to read...must not buy more...

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  2. Isn't it funny to think of the dramatic difference of enjoyment levels in flying with kids and flying without them.

    Reading/relaxing vs. pulling hair out. :)

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  3. I just started City of Bones this week and I'm really enjoying it. I love Jace, he cracks me up!

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  4. Nat, control your book buying (says the girl who buys a new book or two every week). I think you'll like the book (except for the part I warned you about, but now that I've warned you, hopefully it won't annoy you so much). :)

    Renee, tell me about it. The difference is night and day. Relaxing on an airplane without kids while reading, it's like heaven.

    Jade, Jace is awesome. He makes me laugh too.

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  5. Everytime I'm at BN I always pick up the first book of the series, but for some reason it always loses out to the other many books I grab. Okay I usually sit with like a pile of a dozen books and have to narrow them down to 2-3. One day I need to just buy the books and end this ongoing flirtation!

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  6. I'm so impressed you read a whole series in one vacation. It's amazing what vistas having no kids with you can open.

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  7. I just finished City of Bones, and I am pretty sure I know what secret you are talking about. I love Jace,and I really really hope the whole thing about him and the "other person" resolves itself. They have such good chemistry. I'm hopeful though! It's just not possible! Anyway, I have to wait for the second one at the library, and hopefully it will get here fast! I've had to restrict my book buying to one a month...:)

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  8. Jace deffinately the best character, Luke comes in second. And you already heard my opinion on the book so I wont annoy you with a second dose

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  9. I'm going to have to steal these from Matt next time I go home. He's my own personal Barnes and Noble, but he's free!

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  10. My niece gave me all three of these to read. They're next on my list.

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  11. Just started the series...about 300 pages in and really enjoying it. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

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  12. My husband read the whole series, but I just couldn't get into them. I got 3/4 through the first and really had no desire to continue. I may come back to them at a later date. Who knows.

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  13. Megan, that's funny, I did the same thing with another series and finally ended up buying it this last time.

    Jessie, like I said, lots of airplanes. I think I spent two whole days at the airport and another day on a train. No children and unlimited sitting time=three books (apparently). :)

    Chantele, I love Jace too. No worries, you'll be happy with the ending.

    Matthew, have I heard your opinion on the book? I mean, someone hasn't updated his blog in eons so the reviews have dried up. :) But no, I don't remember hearing your opinion. We must talk.

    Candi, yes, steal them so that we can talk about them.

    Patti, isn't it awesome when we can borrow good books from our nieces. The reading world has definitely gotten better since we were young.

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  14. Renee, yay, I love bringing books to someone's attention. And I've learned recently (through buying a couple of bad ones) that the best way to go is through a recommendation.

    Nikki, no? You didn't get into it? What about your husband? What did he think?

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  15. Thanks for the review. I'm going on a 2 week long kid-free trip next month and I just might take this series along. I saw it in the book store awhile back & was tempted to buy them all but the public librarian part of me shouted "no, wait!"

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  16. PS: Is it me or do you look like Uma Thurman? Or just maybe in your blog pic you do? It's eerily cool.

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  17. Terresa, haven't gotten that one in years. People used to tell me that a lot. :)

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  18. Terresa, P.S. Have fun on your kid-free trip. :)

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