This week’s Musing Mondays from Should Be Reading asks…
“This week’s musing asks…
If you were (are) going on vacation, what books would you take with you?
From my favourites I would take some Agatha Christies like Cards on the Table, Evil Under the Sun, Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories, The Pale Horse; etc. Or give Bram Stoker’s Dracula another re-read. From my yet to be read books I think I would take something light like Alan Bradley’s The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag or A Red Herring Without Mustard. Or maybe something I have wanted to read for a long time but have never got around to, like Charles Dickens’ Bleak House.
I love Catcher in the Rye. Never get tired of it!!
I haven’t read The Catcher in the Rye yet. Glad that you love it. Maybe I’ll try it soon.
I just finished Dracula and I loved it!
Yay! I am so glad you loved it! It feels great when you find people who like the same books that you do. 🙂
Oh great selection. Agatha Christie is on my TBR pile and I know I should have read a few Charles Dickens but haven’t yet! I think I might need to book myself a really long vacation!
I do need a vacation if I am ever to read Bleak House! I don’t dare to open it now as my work takes up much of my time and I don’t think this is the right time for starting a book like that. Also, its huge bulk will make it hard to carry around. Sigh!
I think short stories would be an excellent idea!
but then, as I write on my MM post, I rarely read on vacation.
Short stories are perfect as vacation reads. Incidentally, I tend to read more when I am stressed. So, I get more reading done when I work rather then when I am on vacation.
I like your list! I haven’t read those books in years. So good. Have you read any of the Ellery Queen stories? I was never able to solve them.
Here’s my MM: http://diannehartsocksalex.wordpress.com/alexs-blogs/
Thanks! I have so far read only one of Ellery Queen’s stories. It was called Cold Money and was a part of a collection called Detective Stories. It was a pretty interesting story.
I don’t really like re-reading books, but if I would re-read books, Agatha Christie would be one of the authors I’d go for 🙂 Her books are pretty short too, so it’s easy to read while relaxing.
Here’s my Musing Mondays (August 8) post!
I love re-reading! I guess I find comfort in taking refuge in what I already know. Reminds me of all the good times I had when I originally read them.
Agatha Christie is the author I re-read the most often, which reminds me I may soon need to seek comfort in one of her many mystery yarns as work has been getting the better of me. 😦