Vacation Reading

Today I’m off to the shore with my daughters for one last “girl trip” before college (the younger) and marriage (the older). It will be a quick trip, but what I’m most looking forward to is curling up under the umbrella with a tall glass of iced tea, a good “fun” read, accompanied by the sound of waves, the smell of salt air, and the warmth of the sun.

I’m taking Stephen King’s Bag of Bones and Debra Marquart’s memoir The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere. I will also have, of course, a journal in hopes of continued inspiration interrupted by yesterday’s kitchen fire.

The two books I’ll be reading are worlds apart, but both authors know how to tell a good story and paint a vivid scene with words. Add a little beach music to the mix, and I’m good to go.

What’s your pick for vacation reading this year, and why did you choose it (or them if you lug multiple volumes or an e-reader with you)?

Photo by ngader used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!

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