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Books for me

Right - I'm packing for my trip (Dubrovnik this time) and I'm currently on the most important bit, picking the books. Clothes one can find while travelling but in most foreign countries English literature is not easily come by. I've got six books, all of which can be left behind if they prove unsatisfactory - or read. They are:
Snuff Fiction, Robert Rankin
Count Karlstein, Phillip Pullman (I will read this one first)
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (not likely to be as good as Persuasion but there you have it)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle (expect this won't really be to my tastes and will be left behind)
Night Train, Martin Amis

I feel confident I can read at least three of these on my trip, one each way on the plane, and one in the evenings or on the beach. Mmmm, books. How I love them.

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pim2005
Aug. 25th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
There is (or rather was but it's been seven years since I was there) a multilingual book selling establishment in Dubrovnik which my friend & I found very useful when we arrived there after two weeks interrailing having read all of each other's books :)
webcowgirl
Aug. 25th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
Ooh. Those places are heaven on earth. I hate getting to choose from what people have left behind in a hotel where everyone is apparently reading Danielle Steel. On the other hand, got The End of Mr Y at a hotel um, somewhere, and it was awesome with awesome sauce on top, best book of the whole year.
wbyonder
Aug. 26th, 2010 07:28 am (UTC)
Have you read Cryptonomicon?
webcowgirl
Aug. 26th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
Ummmm ... I tried to a couple of times. :-(
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