The Travelling Blankie Takes Off

Howzit, guys?

I’m about to take off for my (somewhat dreaded) holiday. For the next week or so there will be crickets and tumbleweeds here, I’m afraid. I don’t even have a post scheduled. *gasp* Standards are slipping here, seriously.tw3

My Kindle and tablet are loaded with books I thought I might want to read. It’s the first time I actually remembered to do this and usually end up at the airport, not being able to connect to their wi-fi and having to set up some hot spot, unable to download stuff, which is super annoying.

To prepare for all kinds of moods too, I queued up a few different books. Already took a sneak peek into The Mother-In-Law, and damn… It’s addictive, guys! At the same time, does reading about a weird, potentially dysfunctional family such a good idea when meeting my own, somewhat weird family?

Liane Moriarty is consistent, and I just know, whatever she writes, I’ll enjoy. Indigo Hill is yet another book filled with family secrets and some explosion.
Until the Day I Die tells a story of a mother and daughter duo, filled with suspense and mystery. Again, probably not such a wise choice when my own nerves are quite jittery already.
I’m kind of sensing a theme here because my next pick was The Swimming Pool and it’s about a woman who is terrified of some dark memories surfacing from the past. These past few days I’ve been lying in bed at night, recalling all the places in my town where something weird and embarrassing to me. It’s kind of a stupid thing to do, so I don’t recommend it.

I think my subconscious is toying with me for real.

When all else fails, I might just resort to good old murder mysteries. After all, travelling surely can’t be as bad as being murdered. Am I right?notlookgood

What about you, guys? Do you read differently when you are on holiday compared when you are at home?
Do you have a go-to “holiday genre”?



  1. I don’t bring any books when I’m looking forward to a trip (except for a journal). If I’m not looking forward to it, then I’d choose something fun, like romance or YA fantasy.

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  2. Well that’s a good start, making sure you’ve got plenty of diverse reading material. One way to keep yourself distracted. Hopefully, everything will be better than you’ve been imagining it, and you’ll be so busy enjoying yourself, you won’t have time to read! Okay, so that’s optimistic, either way, hang loose and have a little fun. I hear booze helps tremendously when it comes to family! πŸ˜‰


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    1. Oh, i hope you’ll like it!
      I just finished it on the flight back, and i think it was pretty cool! I thought it will be a thriller tho, and it wasn’t, but the characters were quite interesting.

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  3. lol I hope u end up having fun Norrie!!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ i miss going on vacation and just rereading The Foxhole Court over and over XD but i need to stop taking my copies because when I don't see them in my line of sight, i freak out because I can't lose them on when i'm in the middle of nowhere!!!!!! but also i can't just leave them at home. it's a mess

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  4. Ohh I hope you’ll have a good time travelling and with your family!
    That’s quite the « reading programΒ Β» you have there, Norrie πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I don’t travel often yet (havent took the looong ride to go meet Alex’s family YET- which would be my first time in a plane and riding for quite the long time) so im not sure what id pick, but usually I just stick with my current read πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ being the slow reader AND preferring going on my 3ds/phone data instead of reading.. eheh

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        1. I read the Mother-In-Law, and liked it a lot, even though it wasn’t what i expected. I thought it’s a thriller, but it was more like a contemporary, but very focused on the characters.


  5. Hope you have a nice holiday Norrie! I definitely read a lot on the way to the holiday, cause I love reading in planes. However when I get to the holiday spot I very rarely read, I’ll be too busy exploring the city! The Swimming Pool is a pretty fun read, it starts quite slow, though. Indigo Hill’s cover looks spectacular.

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    1. I think this was my first time that i actually managed to get some reading done on the plane. Usually i’m too tired to keep my eyes open, but too awake to actually sleep… the struggle is real! πŸ˜€

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  6. It’s a funny thing when it comes to holidays and reading. I always plan to read a gazillion books and I am super prepared for it but I end up never actually reading a page πŸ˜€ even in airports, I tend to just stare at people πŸ˜€

    I hope the books you chose were enjoyable and the holidays was fantastic πŸ™‚

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    1. At the airport i usually don’t have time between the stress and trying to find a spot that is not so crowded, but this time i got lucky πŸ™‚


  7. I hope the holiday was a good one! And I dunno, I don’t usually plan out vacation-specific TBRs, but the places I see and the experiences I have sometimes get me in the mood for specific genres. Like, if I go somewhere rural and rainy, I tend to reach for horror & thriller. πŸ˜€

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