Saturday, October 29, 2011

Books on the go.

Their 65th Wedding Ann in 2010
It has been a couple years since I've visited my parents.  But Mom will be turning 85 and Dad is 89 so I don't want to let too much time go by.  I am so blessed to still have both my parents.  But they are also at the point, especially Dad, where visits home are spent chatting, playing cards, watching movies and Dad sleeping much of the day. 

In anticipation, I am shipping home a box of books.  Why?  Two reasons.  First, the airlines weight restrictions on luggage.  That leads me to the second:  most of the books are either trade paperbacks or hardcovers.  So, you may ask, why not go the the library there or put them on my Kindle?  Answer?  I am fortunate to receive many Advanced Readers Copies and/or new books from the authors themselves.  So, what am I sending?  [Yes, living alone not only causes you to talk to yourself, but you even interview yourself on your blog.  Is that a problem?]

Here is the list of books being sent:
- Hunting Sweetie Rose by Jack Fredrickson - love him
- I am Half Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley- who knew he was writing a Flavia Christmas story
- The Sleeping Partner by Madeleine Robins - finally a new historical mystery in the Sarah Tolerance series
- Kill My Darling by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - I bought directly from her a UK, signed copy dated even before it's official release date and it's not released here until Feb. 2012 -- Cool!!
- Burial at Sea by Charles Finch - I love historical mysteries
- Mercury's Rise - Ann Parker - It's so nice to have historical mysteries set in 1800s Colorado; and she writes them so well.  I love her covers.
- Rock and Roll Never Forgets by Deborah Grabian - I've been meaning to read this for the longest time.

There are many others I want to take, but I'll only be there a week, after all.  Now, what should I put on my Kindle for travel time?  Hello, Amazon.

What about you?  Are you traveling this month?  If so, what books are you taking?