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\Book\" That Vacation! by Kristen"

Beaches and bikinis or eco-tourism and zip lines? Europe and castles or Africa and wild animals? I am planning a vacation and I am struck and disappointed with the common place offerings. Been there, done that and have the t-shirt to prove it, or need a bank loan to even attempt it, seem to be my only options. Books have always been my respite, my instant holiday, and author Jasper Fforde extrapolates some new vacation destinations I would book right now!

Genre Bending or Books That Proved Me Wrong by Kristen

I like my coffee with as much cream and sugar as coffee. I part my hair in the middle. Vanilla in food? Oh, yes. Vanilla in the air or on my body? Oh, no. I only like cotton sheets. I prefer the aisle seat and do not care for olives. And I only read certain genres.

Audio Adventure by Kristen

I hate to drive. It’s an enormous waste of time with all that frustration and irritation while not being able to read. I honestly have a license plate surround that says “I’d Rather Be Reading.” I am holding out for teleportation or the Floo network, barring those options, a car and driver.

Theme Vacations by Kristen

I like themes. I rise to the occasion and have been known to don a costume, decorate in the spirit and embrace the frivolity. Vacations are no different. Oh, not where I go or what I do but what I bring along to read. The theme may or may not relate to the destination i.e. young adult Science Fiction to London, American civil war fiction to Hawaii or vampire romances to Denver. I was in desperate need of a respite after a family wedding. This year I went to a tropical island so I decided on an obvious theme for this trip- all beach books or books set on an island.

Interview with a Vampire-Lover, or Unrealistic Expectations by Kristen

I am a 30-year-old woman in love with a teenage vampire. This is not a “National Inquirer” headline. I am embarrassed, but I do not attempt to keep this fascination under wraps. I am in literary lust with Edward Cullen, the hero/antihero of Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” quartet. I thought I would never say this but Edward Cullen makes me want to be 17 again.