I think the general assumption of a person on vacation is with a tall, cool drink, and a thick paperback. But if you’re taking an extended break from work and studies at home, reading takes a back seat, and lazing around is at the top of your agenda. To say I am too tired to even read would be plain loathsome, but I’ll still go ahead and say it. I am home to take a quick break from my studies, refocus and get back to work while I am here. On the flight, I hoped to read Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but couldn’t get farther than 20 pages. If anyone has read it, please drop a line to tell me whether it’s something I should pursue or give up.
After a few failed attempts at reading other books, I finally settled down for a quick, easy read. Arthur Hailey’s Hotel, and I got just what I was looking for – a pulpy, fast-action novel, which was well-written, yet simple to read. I read his Airport a long time ago, and enjoyed it for the same reasons. Now that I have enjoyed some frivolity, I think it’s time to hit the serious books. However, I might want to come back to casual reading again. I’d appreciate it if you left suggestions about the funnest, quickest reads you have had in the recent past.