Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday is a meme created at the blog of the same name that poses a different question about reading each week.

This week’s questions is: Do your reading habits change when you’re on vacation? Do you read more? Do you indulge in lighter, fluffier books than you usually read? Do you save up special books so you’ll be able to spend real vacation time with them? Or do you just read the same old stuff, vacation or not?

Not counting the break I just had (which was really less a break and more ten days constantly crammed full of stuff, fun stuff, but constant nonetheless), I usually try to manage about a book a day during true vacation time. Before I began working during the summers, this goal actually wound up being something of a reality, allowing me to average more than one hundred books before classes started up again.

Now that the real world has kindly told me that those dreams can no longer be a reality, I tend to save more time-demanding books for vacation time. Law school takes up enough concentration that I usually can’t devote enough attention to more serious or lengthy material. In particular, I’m looking forward to this summer when I will be able to get around to the Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey. I’ve heard mixed reviews of this series, but many fans of Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Trilogy have expressed their love for the books, so I’m eager to give it a go. Since each book weighs in at nearly 1000 pages, I’ll need a lot of free time to devote to them in order to appease my impatient mind.

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