I have started several well-meaning lists of books I want to take along with me. I can barely go to the grocery store without a book, let alone a new country (well, actually, it's a very old country, but you know what I mean). Space and weight will be limited, but not my frantic desire to scoop all of my books into my arms and toddle through the airport with them. Bah.
These are the current runners-up in the list of books to be taken. The Mind of the Maker is a reread and may or may not make it into the suitcase. I might take it along and read it aloud to my husband: we'll see. I'm currently reading Practical Religion, but it is massive and I doubt I will finish it in the month of August. We will see about that also.practical religion - j.c. ryle
georgette heyer novelsa severe mercy - sheldon vanaukensin and salvation - lesslie newbiginthe mind of the maker - dorothy sayersmoonblood - anne elisabeth stengl
I just blazed through The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer and loved it! Abigail heard about it from someone, and I noticed Anne Elisabeth Stengl was in the habit of enjoying Heyer's works, so I borrowed Abigail's copy of The Grand Sophy and shot through it in under a week. Stitches! hilarity! I loved it! I'm almost ashamed to say I enjoyed it more than Jane Austen, in a way... So I put in an order for a few more and hopefully I will have the sense and will-power to not devour all of them in August.
Rachel Heffington keeps pestering me (politely) to read A Severe Mercy, and I'm looking forward to packing it up with me to take to Scotland. I have enjoyed Lesslie Newbigin's writing, and my copy of Sin and Salvation is hardback and looks sturdy: just the sort of little book to take along on a trip.
I'll have to tell you in September what I really wind up taking.
having said all this, I will now flee from procrastination and the wrath to come, and continue working on gingerune