Sep 24, 2015

See you soon!

Casa Batllo, Barcelona
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I’m off again very soon, this time for a week in Barcelona and Madrid (with a quick French detour). The books I’m taking to read on my holiday are Christopher Barzak’s Wonders of The Invisible World and Jandy Nelson’s The Sky is Everywhere. My requirement was simple: “books with all the feels”. I think these will fit the bill.

I confess I’m not exactly looking forward to coming back, admitting summer is over, and settling into everyday reality for good, but I do take comfort in the fact that the autumn book releases I’ve been looking forward to all year will be here or almost here by the time my trip is over: there’s The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow, Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last, Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On, the Bitch Planet trade paperback, Zeroes by Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti and Scott Westerfeld, etc. Also, I promise that once I return I’ll make every effort to get back on track when it comes to actual book blogging.

Have a lovely rest of September, friends, and I’ll see you soon!


  1. Make sure you go to San Gines in Madrid for some churros! Have fun!

  2. I hope you have a wonderful time! :D Can't wait for stories and pictures.

  3. Have fun! I don't want to admit summer is over, either. ):

  4. I'm listening to my first audiobook in Spanish and it's set in Barcelona. It's called La Catedral del Mar by Ildefonso Falcones and it reminds everyone of The Pillars of the Earth, but this time the cathedral really exists. Might be worth a visit:,_Barcelona

  5. Have fun! So many wondrous books await you upon your return! I think you will love The Scorpion Rules, but in case I've oversold it, you should probably start imagining that it's terrible so you won't be disappointed when you do read it.

  6. Hope you have a wonderful time on your travels and looking forward to seeing some pictures!


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