Tuesday, May 15, 2012

On My Mind: Road Trip--Ready? Set? Go! (2)

It's time!!!

Time for my vacation, that is. Oh man, it is ABOUT TIME. Last time I went to North Carolina was in 2007. We only spent a long weekend there, but this time it's going to be a whole week AND we're renting a lake house. A FLIPPIN' LAKE HOUSE. It's so awesome I can't express in words the awesomeness of it.

It's going to be a 9-10 hour drive down (and back) so that means plenty of time to possibly read... I mean, as long as I don't start feeling sick from the driving anyways. I'm making sure to bring some good books with me, some I've been dying to read for awhile (plus my Nook, because WASN'T THAT THE POINT OF GETTING ONE?! Lol). I was originally going to bring only three physical books with me, but as I was going through my books I ended up picking out five instead.

Here's what I am bringing with me:

1. Perfect by Ellen Hopkins (Goodreads)
2. Forgotten by Cat Patrick (Goodreads)
3. The Babysitter Murders by Janet Ruth Young (Goodreads)
4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Goodreads)
5. Heat Wave by Richard Castle (Goodreads)

I don't think I'll be able to finish them ALL by the end of the vacation, but that would be awesome if I could. Now that I'm reading about 2 books a week, I might be able to start posting 2 reviews a week soon. ^_^

EDIT TO ADD: Well, I added TWO MORE to the pile last minute because I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF. I saw them on my shelf and thought, OMG I want to read that. Those other two are Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky (Goodreads) and Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (Goodreads). Yes, I am crazy.

Anyways, back to the vacation!

Like I said above, we're staying at a lake house. From the pictures I saw, it looks GORGEOUS. I can't wait to take pictures when we get there to share with you guys later. We'll be spending time with some friends of ours that used to live in Ohio with us. There is no doubt that we will have a great time when we hang out with them because whenever we do, there are moments where you're laughing out loud for five minutes straight and you do the craziest things that are what memories are made of. We'll be making a trip out to the beach at least one day (it's about 4 hours away) and it will be the FIRST time I've seen the ocean. SO EXCITED!

Well, I'm going to go ahead and schedule this now, because I'll probably be running around at the time this gets posted. I may be able to get to Update Thursday this week, we'll see. I have a couple other things scheduled in the meantime. Anyhow! I'll chat with you guys later. I might be able to read the comments/emails you make/send while I'm down there, but I'll respond to them when I get back. ^_^




  1. Oh my gosh, Jessica, I can't believe you've never seen the ocean before. To do so while staying in a beach house...Girl, you're in for a real treat! Have fun!

    1. I know, it's so ridiculous that I haven't seen it yet. I was supposed to on my last trip down here but there wasn't enough time. I can't wait! :D

  2. Have a great vacation!! Nothing beats sitting on a beach with a good book, just remember the sunscreen!

    1. Thanks! I will definitely remember that. ;)

  3. A LAKE HOUSE?! I'm so jealous. I've always wanted to stay in a lake house or beach house. *sigh* I'd love to spend a week sitting by the water in the shade doing nothing but reading and writing and taking pictures. I'm so excited for you to get to see the ocean! Some people are meh about it, but I was excited my first time, too. :-)

    1. It is so gorgeous here. I need to take more pictures, it just doesn't do the place justice. I'll probably spend most of tonight and tomorrow reading and writing, I've been so busy! :D


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