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Leaving On a Jet Plane…

July 11, 2008

My travelling partners!So I’m off to upstate New York to celebrate my grandparents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary! I get back next Saturday, and I won’t have internet access, so I’ve got posts prepared that WordPress will publish regularly, if it knows what’s good for it. ;)

For books, I decided to only bring review copies, and to not go overboard. So travelling in my carry-on with me will be:
Monqiue and the Mango Rains
Legerdemain
Special Assignments
When We Were Romans
and The Questory of Root Karbunkulus. And of course the latest edition of The Economist, which I’ve purposely avoided all week to give me plane reading! lol

Isn’t the suitcase cute? I got it at a vintage sale in a set of three: it’s the largest. And it better be cute, since Northwest is charging me $15 each way to check it. Evil airlines!

Anyway, while posts should appear, I won’t be able to reply to comments or e-mails or read all of y’alls blogs while I’m gone. Of course you should still leave comments! lol

19 Comments leave one →
  1. July 11, 2008 6:28 am

    Have a great trip! I hate traveling, but I love the opportunity to sit and read uninterrupted. ‘See’ ya when you get back.

  2. July 11, 2008 6:41 am

    That is a cute suitcase! Stupid Northwest! Man you are on top of it with the ARCs! I just recently requested When We Were Romans, it sounds so very cute!

  3. July 11, 2008 6:59 am

    I’ll starting leaving those messages right away! :-) Have a good trip!

    Lezlie

  4. July 11, 2008 7:29 am

    Have a wonderful time! I’m looking forward to your thoughts on Karbunkulus especially.

  5. July 11, 2008 8:00 am

    That suitcase is awesome! Enjoy your trip! :)

  6. July 11, 2008 8:32 am

    Have a great time! I just put in a request for When We Were Romans so I’ll look forward to your thoughts on it. Blech to NWA. We always have to fly them since they’re practically the only carrier out of the twin cities. These baggage rules are unbelievable.

  7. July 11, 2008 9:25 am

    Yep, it’s a cute old skool suitcase. Have fun!

  8. July 11, 2008 12:32 pm

    Have a great trip!

  9. July 11, 2008 1:02 pm

    Have a good trip! I’ve seen When we were Romans mentioned a place or two, looks intriging.

  10. July 11, 2008 4:42 pm

    Have a great trip and happy anniversary to your grandparents.

    Airlines pull their wit’s end to compensate for the staggering fuel cost, and the easiest way is to incur charges on the passengers. United charges $15 as well for all domestic flights.

    I have programmed posts for up to 10 days in advance while I was in Hong Kong…it seemed to work fine. ;)

  11. July 11, 2008 5:57 pm

    Enjoy your trip and congratulations to your parents! Wow!

    Maybe when you get back you can do a post on how to get ARC’s. ;-)

  12. July 11, 2008 7:33 pm

    You got Monique & the Mango Rains? I was hoping for that one; be sure to tell us how it was!

  13. July 11, 2008 11:04 pm

    Cute case! Will be interested to see what you read first. I think I’d start with the Economist, then the Romans and some Legerdemain and end up reading Special Assignments just because it looks like the kind of book that would distract me from my fear of flying. Enjoy your trip.

  14. July 12, 2008 9:19 am

    Great suitcase. Have a wonderful trip. And happy anniversary to your grandparents!

  15. July 13, 2008 11:55 am

    I love the suitcase! Enjoy your trip, and congratulations to your grandparents. 50 years is a real accomplishment in this day and age, and worth a wonderful celebration.

  16. July 13, 2008 8:00 pm

    Have a great trip, happy Anniversary to your grandparents, and I like how 5 books for a week’s trip doesn’t count ‘as a lot’!!! LOL

  17. July 13, 2008 8:37 pm

    Have a wonderful trip and a great party! I really liked “Special Assignments”. Will look forward to hearing your take on it.

  18. July 14, 2008 9:27 am

    Hope you’re having a good time! It sounds like fun! I could use a litttle away time myself, so I’ll live vicariously through you. :)

  19. July 21, 2008 11:30 am

    Lisa, that is the best part of flying! Hours to read. :)

    Alea, thanks! And When We Were Romans was very good, but not cute.

    Lezlie, thanks! :)

    Andi, I’m afraid I didn’t like Karbunkulus. You’ll hear all about it on the 24th. ;)

    Jessi, thanks!

    Tara, I had a lay over in the twin cities! :D And When We Were Romans was very, very good.

    Chartroose, thanks!

    Lisa, thanks!

    Bart, thanks! It was really good. :D

    Matt, what upsets me about the luggage situation is that first class fliers can check THREE bags for free. It’s enough to make you a socialist!

    C.B., it was my grandparents, but thanks. ;) And I already did a post on how to get free books: I’ll dig up the link for you! Lately, I’ve added a new tactic: shamelessness. If another blogger talks about an ARC that sounds good, I go to the publisher’s website and e-mail them. So far, no one’s said no!!

    Christine, I loved it!

    Pete, thanks! I totally did start with The Economist, but then I went with Monique and the Mango Rains, because it had bigger print and I was tired. :D After that, I tried alternating fic and nonfic.

    Stefanie, thanks!

    Robin, isn’t it? My other grandparents’ anniversary is next summer.

    Susan, see: you tease me, but then I ran out of books to read! :p

    Melanie, I loved the first novella of Special Assignments. The second one made me sad. :( Akunin doesn’t have a problem killing people off, does he?

    Danielle, it was fun! I didn’t get to see people as much as I expected to, though. :(

Thank you for commenting! For a long while, my health precluded me replying to everyone. Yet I missed the conversation, so I'm now making an effort to reply again. It might take a few days though, and there will be times when I simply can't. Regardless, I always read and value what you say.

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