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Holiday reading.

(18 Posts)
Nonu Sat 26-Jan-13 17:48:24

When on holiday do you read novels ? Or short stories as I tend to do , have got a fabulous "Collete" , never read before .
I find with "Sippin and Dippin" not a lot of time to GET into a story .


annodomini Sat 26-Jan-13 18:01:51

Novels - mainly light reading like detective stories. When I first got the Kindle I took it on holiday to France loaded with nine books, all of which I read in the course of ten days and it didn't interfere with other activities. You can hold a Kindle in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. grin

Nonu Sat 26-Jan-13 18:04:12

Anno , you have not been peeking at me have you ????


numberplease Sat 26-Jan-13 18:22:02

I take away whatever book I`m in the process of reading, plus about 3 others.

annodomini Sat 26-Jan-13 18:29:50

Nonu - what me? wink

Nonu Sat 26-Jan-13 18:34:30

Anno , You would never peek . I stand humbled .

Anyways I am off now , Mr N. has just arrived in with another defeat for Norwich .

Going to watch DALE , really like him .


harrigran Sat 26-Jan-13 23:36:25

Yes I like to read novels on holiday. Last summer I took 4 with me but also read my sister's and then borrowed from the bookcase in the villa, I must have read seven or eight books in two weeks.

Nonu Mon 28-Jan-13 18:52:17

I am chuffed to bits , I was down town this afternoon and found a book called

Midnight in the Garden of good and Evil .

I have been searching for this for about 6 months , and the the really good bit it only cost me £1.75 from a charity shop . Result or what ?

This will definately going to Mauritius


gracesmum Mon 28-Jan-13 20:19:37

I am always amused at these articles in the worthies before the summer hols when the great and the good say how they are going to polish off Midnight's Children/War and Peace/ A la recherche du temps perdu and the entire collected novels of Zola, Balzc and Goethe. When in actuality they are going to start a Jilly Cooper, 50 Sheds and maybe a murder but not finish any of them!!

gracesmum Mon 28-Jan-13 20:19:54

Balzac duh!

Ariadne Mon 28-Jan-13 20:34:29

Haven't read Balzac since university, and that wasn't yesterday!

gracesmum Mon 28-Jan-13 20:44:38

One of the best things about leaving school was to know that I need never do hockey organised sport again unless I wanted to and of leaving university was that I need never read Balzac/Proust/Goethe/Mann/and all of the rest of them again in the original - unless I wanted to smile

Ariadne Mon 28-Jan-13 20:46:10

gracesmum grin

annodomini Mon 28-Jan-13 20:51:03

Ariadne, I haven't read Balzac since the sixth form and that was note even the day before yesterday. Gracesmum, ditto for Virgil... Homer, etc etc, at least not in the original and I certainly wouldn't be able to do that now. Oh and Beowulf...grin

gracesmum Mon 28-Jan-13 20:52:40

Oh I like a bit of Beowulf or the Nibelungen at bedtime, don't you? had trouble getting it on my Kindle though grin

annodomini Mon 28-Jan-13 21:50:28

here you are gracesmum. Sorry to say it's in translation. grin

jeni Mon 28-Jan-13 22:12:57

I have to admit to a liking for historical detective fiction
Rosemary Rowe
Lyndsey Davies
Elizabeth peters etc?

gracesmum Mon 28-Jan-13 22:34:20

CJ Sansom
And have you tried the Nicholas Le Floch books by Jean-Francois Parot ?