Vacation Books, Plus Links

June 12th, 2008

Vacation Books

These are the books I read on vacation, mostly easy, “chick lit” reads.

Sushi for Beginners, Marianne Keys: It was a fun quick read, although the cliches started to get a little silly toward the end.

Watermelon, Marianne Keys: I thought it was a really cute, easy read about a woman struggling to make her life her own.

Good Grief, Lolly Winston: Loved this. It was an easy read, but without some of the insufferable qualities of most chick lit. It was heartfelt, a little sad, but such joy at the end.

J.A.P. Chronicles, Isabelle Rose: I’d seen this several times and allmost pick it up that many times as well, so I decided to take it with me on the trip. It was a fun read, but I don’t know that I recommend it. A little rough around the edges.

When Madeline Was Young, Jane Hamilton: The best book out of this lot. Loved it!

And I have some link love for you today. Fed up with the droll granny prints at your local fabric store? Now you can make your own, and it’s not horrendously expensive! If I had more time, I’d be making fabric patterns left and right on Spoonflower.

And, I saw this lovely tutorial for a succulent terrarium over at Decor8. It would make an excellent Christmas present.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah Seitz  |  June 14th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Ohh, I am so excited for Spoonflower! That is such an amazing idea…why didn’t we think of that?

  • 2. Crystal  |  June 15th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you for the book suggestions. I am headed off on a week vacation soon, so I looking for chick lit. I hopped right over and added them to my book list. Hopefully I will get them soon.

  • 3. Linnea  |  June 15th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Hi Dacia :o) I like Marian Keyes! I’ve read Jemima J, and another book of little articles and short stories. Thanks for the recommendations. I need some light holiday reading. Thanks for the spoonflower link, too. I signed up for an invite, but I have no idea how it works. I envision myself trying to feed fabric through my little hp printer, and the picture I’m getting is very messy and wrinkly looking. Hopefully it’s better than my imagination. Wishing you sunshine.
    xox, Linnea

  • 4. barbara  |  June 15th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    thank you for the spoonflower link. i came accross them a while ago but had forgotten about them. such a great idea they have. i also tried to get to the terrarium link but it wouldn’t take me there.

  • 5.  |  June 17th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Thanks for writing this post, i always find it interesting when i read your blog

    You should check out our site as we do a lot of this type of stuff.


  • 6. Alicia P.  |  June 17th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Hello pretty girl. All the books look great — actually, I’ve read Watermelon and it is one of my faves. But I think I’ll add that Jane Hamilton to my list. Map of the World is so haunting — she is a great writer. Anyway, just thinking of you and wanted to say hi. xox

  • 7. robin  |  June 19th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    beautiful blog, lovely design – and I think I have read half of those chick lit books. a girl has to indulge herself from time to time : )

  • 8. Liane  |  June 20th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    I just checked out “When Madeline Was Young” and am excited to read it on the train ride home tomorrow. I’ve already read “Watermelon” and really enjoyed it, although I was rather young, so maybe I should give it another go this summer..

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