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What’s your ideal summer place to take a vacation & get lost in a book?
I know this is probably the obvious answer, but my favorite summer vacation spot really is the beach. I grew up on an island in the Caribbean and I miss having the ocean around all the time, so getting to go the beach for a week or two is always a treat. And it’s the perfect place to read, because you can swim for a while and get yourself all exhausted, then plop down on your towel and soak in the heat of the sun and listen to the waves crashing around you while you knock off a few hundred pages. Plus, my family usually drives everywhere on our vacations, so I have the whole road trip to get some solid hours of reading in as well.
I will admit that I have one major issue with reading at the beach, and that’s the fact that it’s really hard to keep books in good condition while you’re there. Between the sand, the water, the sunscreen, and the crammed-full beach bag, books are bound to get some scuffs. I’m super obsessive about the condition of my books (I almost always bring a small separate bag wherever I go for my book so it doesn’t knock against things), so this is a major problem for me. For this reason I usually try to avoid bringing my own new books to the beach and just bring a bunch of library books, since I don’t care quite as much about those. :P
Where do you love to go on vacation and read?