On Sunday, I shall be leaving for a ten day holiday so this will be the last blog post for a while. We're flying to Barcelona to take up a cruise to North Africa, Madeira and the Canary Islands. It appears to be quite leisurely, having three days at sea. Therefore, as well as what clothes to pack, there are important decisions to be made regarding my holiday reading. If given a choice, I still prefer the feel of a real book over reading an e-book but since I've had my Kindle, I recognise the benefits of being able to download as many books as I like without the worry of exceeding the weight allowance. Here are some of the books I have ready to read:
'Left and Leaving' is Jo Verity's fifth book. It's about an Australian ex-pat, Gil who is on a gap-year working in the London hospital to which Vivian brings Irene for treatment. 'Together they try to bring calm where terror reigns.' I bought this book on recommendation and from reading its reviews.
'The Truth Will Out' by Jane Isaac promises to be something very different. I enjoy crime novels and look forward to meeting DCI Helen Lavery who is in charge of the murder case. From what I've read about the book, the characters are well drawn and very believable.
'Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1783 - 1787' by Winston Graham. This is the first of the twelve books in the Poldark saga. Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall and his family after fighting in a war in America. He finds his father dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. He rescues an urchin girl, Demelza, from a fairground brawl and takes her home. I normally prefer to see a TV series after reading the book so this may be difficult not to keep seeing images of Aidan Turner as I read the words. ;-)
I have a number of other books downloaded to read if I finish these. What books do you recommend for holiday reading? What are you reading at the moment?
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See you all in a few weeks!