23 December, 2012

Vacation Books (Weekend Reads)

Time for a bit of a vacation. In my perfect world I would stay at home - a clean home - and sew for weeks on end with only myself to feed. This would indeed be a break. But my Hubby wants us, and rightly so, to take a real vacation from our lives. That means no sewing and writing for me and no Blackberry for him.

(Yeah, we'll see how long either of us last.)

So I've collected a few books for some uninterrupted afternoons. Maybe I'll actually finish a novel or two, instead of it taking me 6 months of reading five minutes a day before I fall asleep, book in hand and drool on the corner of my mouth.

If you've got any favourite vacation read suggestions, I'll take them.

In other news, today we tackled the first project in my new basement studio. It isn't quite done yet, but it is clean and is now home to a cutting table and sofa bed. The girls and I made a Christmas present and everything about it was perfect, right down to their erratic hand stitches. Just perfect.

And ready for a vacation.

Happy Holidays to all of you, we'll see you in January!


Brenda said...

happy reading! I enjoyed the Midwife of Hope River.

Esch House Quilts said...

Enjoy your break! I hope the novels are good - I could use some good novel recommendations :)

Herding Grasshoppers said...

(Coming out of stalker-dom to comment...)

Merry Christmas! Wishing you a peaceful vacation. As a mom of three boys... good luck with that ;D

Favorite vacation reads? Not new, but,

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, and Sandra Dallas' The Persian Pickle Club.

Happy reading :D


Lisa said...

Enjoy your break! Favourite reads include: The Book of Negroes (amazing!) and The Poisonwood Bible, also any John Irving (A Prayer for Owen Meany, for example) is always a good read in my books (hee hee, my BOOKS).

Suzanne said...

Have a lovely time!

Lee D said...

yeah the studio is functioning now! Good luck with your library time. I agree with Lisa 'Book of Negros' is awesom and a Cdn author too. 'The Help' is another favourite of mine. Sending you Merry Christmas hugs! Until our next basting party. (I need to get these quilted first)

Carolyn said...

happy vacation and reading to you!! all much deserved.

Jopsy said...

I am reading your book 'Sunday Morning Quilts' & thinking about which to make 1st :) New to your blog BTW x

Sandra said...

A good read is Riel Nason's
The town that drowned~
And Riel is a quilter to boot!!

The Town That Drowned: Riel Nason: Books | chapters.indigo.ca

sulu-design said...

I hope you're enjoying some time off, and enjoying your reading. I love Haddon, and read the one you've got on your list earlier this year. It wasn't as laugh-out-loud funny as his earlier books, but I enjoyed it. I'm not much for contemporary fiction, but I did like Beautiful Ruins, too.

Happy New Year (and happy new room)!

Andrea said...

Happy new year my friend, I hope you are getting some rest! As for books, I'm all about the smut lately. ;-)

sew katie did said...

World War Z. Seriously awesome and not gruesome either. I decided I can't add reading to my list because I didn't sleep for about 4 days, and it wasn't because I was dreaming of the apocalypse, but because I was just staying up so damn late reading.

P.S. I love zombies.