I'll have to decide which books to take of course. I don't think my current read, Living Dangerously by Katie Fforde, will last that long. It's a delicious romance and I'm absolutely gobbling it up. What I really love about it is that it's about grown-up people falling in love, with all the baggage that comes with being an adult, but still manages to be really funny. I'm also not completely immune to the fact that it's rather 'Pride and Prejudice' in its plot. In fact I completely love that facet of the book.
Katie Fforde has such a wonderful, funny way, with words and it sometimes makes me wonder if you can be as funny, writing in other languages. (Or have cryptic cross-words for that matter?) I suppose you can but it does seem to me that English is particularly well equipped for humour. I enjoy some of the Wondrous Words posts that pop up on my followers list on Wednesdays. Yvonne's from Fiction Books was a good one today and reminded me of the quote:
"English is a language that lurks in dark alleys, beats up other languages and rifles through their pockets for spare vocabulary."
I'm not sure who said it, or even if that's precisely what was said, but my goodness how true it is.
Happy reading. I'm going to spend a pleasant hour this afternoon choosing some books to take on my hols.