Before / During / After the England trip #IMWAYR — 14 Comments

  1. I’m reading “The Invisible Gorilla”, a book about illusions, it’s fascinating.

    Stopped reading the Jim Butcher fantasy series, he has the “infertile character gets miracle cure and magic baby & becomes a Real Woman” trope I’m so sick of reading.

  2. I loved Neverwhere, maybe it is even my favorite Gaiman novel (I can’t decide), I wasn’t crazy about A Discovery of Witches, but loved Doomsday book (I seem to really like plague books), and the Secret Lives of Codebreakers was good. I hope you really have a wonderful trip, be sure to have at least one high tea (Brown’s Hotel is my favorite) and if you get to Windsor, lunch at the Crooked House is fun (I’m sorry, I love London, it’s always been my second home and I could go on and on).

  3. Great list! You should be good for UK.
    I am reading Telegraph Avenue, by Michael Chabon. I am not going to SF but I like his novels. I just finished Suspicion by Joseph Finder. I enjoyed it and have another one of his novels ready. Just finished watching season 2 of House of Cards which somehow I think may have a UK version.

  4. Am reading “The First World War” by Michael Howard. A short, succint book laying out the reasons for the war rather than the individual battles.

    Am going to the Library today to pick up “The Illustrated Longitude” You made it sound interesting. Hope it is readable. Was there with Andrew years ago. Got nothing from it, since I didn’t understand it and Andrew was not interested. Spent most of our time just waiting for the boat to take up back down the Thames.

    You are so wise to do all of this research before going on the trip. It will make it ever so much more enjoyable.

  5. I have to agree about comfort reading while traveling! I want books that I know I will enjoy and that will distract me (if needed) from the discomformts of long car rides or waits in a terminal. It looks like you have some good traveling reads to take with you. Enjoy your trip!

  6. Major Pettigrew is a great read about England and the English. If you haven’t read The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, that would be another great one.

    Hope you have a great trip. Wave at me, I’m in the next country!

  7. Neverwhere is my favorite Gaiman book. I always felt that I probably missed a few references though because I’ve never been to London. I also loved Pettigtew and A Discovery f Witches.

  8. I took 3 print books with me on my weekend vacation and read all three. The Quiche of Death by MC Beaton, excellent.
    Close your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian, didn’t appeal to me as an adult
    Locked in: A Sharon McCone Mystery by Marcia Muller, looking forward to reading more of the series.

    • Three books seem about right now matter what length the trip. You never know when one might not appeal or you race through another, and the third is the only one left!

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