September 15, 2009

In Ireland!

Just a quick post from sunny Ireland - yes, you read right - it is sunny in Ireland!! And it has been for our whole trip so far (keeping fingers crossed!). Have been visiting all the bookshops that I can find but I might have to cut back soon because my bag is starting to get very heavy and I haven't even got to Paris or London yet.
One of my favourites was Hodges and Figgis in Dublin - I just love that name!

September 04, 2009

Only 1 More Sleep!

Only one more sleep until we head overseas! I think I am organised - am looking forward to getting away and having an adventure.

The books above are the ones I will be taking with me - I think I have been very disciplined! I am sure I will buy more while we are away but to begin with I have;

True Pleasures: A Memoir of Women in Paris by Lucinda Holdforth. I have already started this one and I am really enjoying it. The author is an Australian woman who spends some time in Paris after finishing a job exploring the lives of famous women who have lived in the city and gained inspiration from it.

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka. This is the last book I have of this author to read - I have really enjoyed the other two so I thought this would be a safe bet to take on the plane.

Inside The Whale by Jennie Rooney. I bought this one when I was in Sydney a little while ago. It is not a big book so it won't take up too much precious room but it sounds really good - set in England around the time of WW2. Has anyone heard of this one??

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (audio book) - I'm not sure how this one will go as an audio book but I really wanted to take it and this was the only way I could fit it in!

So, I will see how I go with these and other books I find along the way. I will try and check into the blogging world while I am away but if not I will see you all when I get back in 4 weeks! Happy reading everyone!