Um, no, it is not exactly a vacation. It's my school's annual swimming training trip to a faraway warm place, and this year we are going to Puerto Rico! We swim from 6-8am, then again from 3-5pm, just about every day. In between swimming, we act as lazy and useless as humanly possible: eating, sleeping, beaching, reading, and what have you. It sounds a little grand but I'm telling you, somehow these 10 days last as long as a month, and by the end you're so sore you can barely tell where your limbs end.
But, y'know, it's also nice and warm in Puerto Rico in January. I like that. :)
I'll be bringing the following books with me:
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Columbine by Dave Cullen
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
On Killing by Dave Grossman
Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Yeahhh, would you look at that: no young adult books! I read them too fast to justify carrying them with me. For me, long vacations away from the Internet are for dense readings, often classics that I've wanted to read for a while. I think I have a great balance of books here, from genres that I don't usually read: 2 adult historical fiction, 2 nonfiction (these are actually for research, hehe; not saying any more for the moment), and 2 epic fantasies. Very much looking forward to reading these!
(And just for fun, the runners-up were: Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken, Deerskin by Robin McKinley *sigh*wants*, Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, Dune by Frank Herbert, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, and The Innocent Man by John Grisham.)
I'll be gone until the 15th, but I have so many posts scheduled that it'll be like I'm hardly gone at all, haha. Wishing you guys a great 10 days, and see you on the 15th!