How To Spot The Holiday Bookworm #MondayBlogs #HolidayReads #Bookworm

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If you are going on holiday this post will come in useful, as it will help you to spot the holiday bookworm in your party.

Ideally you want to be identifying holiday bookworms before you travel so that you can plan ahead for the quiet spells…whilst they are busy being a holiday bookworm and you are feeling like you no longer exist, because they haven’t spoken a single word to you for hours.

Here are the signs of a holiday bookworm:

Pre holiday:

  1. They start talking about their holiday reading list MONTHS in advance.
  2. They are not showing any interest in your pre-prepared list of ‘quirky places to visit whilst on holiday.’
  3. They are getting through a lot of books prior to the holiday. It’s like they are gearing up for some sort of reading marathon event.
  4. The day before your holiday they start reading book 1 of a series they have been desperate to read for months. If this happens you are going to have a lonely holiday!
  5. Their holiday book reading list is split into two columns – ‘books to be read with soft drinks as will need to think’ and ‘books to be read with large cocktail in hand, no thinking required.’

During holiday:

  1. They have their head in a book from the moment they crawl onto the sun lounger.
  2. The only things you hear from them are “can you get me another cocktail?” and an array of sounds; soft cooing noise (romance novel), gasps (grip-lit) and “ouch!” (horror).
  3. You learn very quickly not to disturb them whilst they are reading.
  4. Fellow holidaymakers also learn very quickly not to make loud noises around them.
  5. They are oblivious to your near drowning episode and fail to spot the team of life guards diving in to save you. After an hour of being given first aid you stagger to back to your beach towel to find your holiday bookworm, in tears, over the death of a much-loved fictional character.
  6. They will talk about feeling exhausted over dinner and you will struggle not to raise an eyebrow at them.
  7. They fail to notice the beautiful looking life guards.
  8. They claim to liven things up a bit by switching genres on the second week of your holiday.

Have a great day!

Big shout out to all the holiday bookworms who read my blog πŸ™‚

photo credit: Kelsie DiPerna Holiday Relaxation via photopin (license)

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21 thoughts on “How To Spot The Holiday Bookworm #MondayBlogs #HolidayReads #Bookworm

  1. Yay! Holiday + book = awesome. Though I went on holiday once and WROTE a book (it was to a South Pacific atoll and I had this vague idea I could do a kind of Robert Louis Stevenson…). The only other time I managed to get somewhere tropical with a book to actually read was at Koh Samui in mid-2001 which was jammed full of over-weight and elderly Germans who had apparently left their bathing costumes back in Dusseldorf, but were going to get some sun time anyhow. Ouch. Some of them sounded exactly like Herr Flick from ‘Allo ‘Allo. I think I got about thirty minutes reading time in a deck chair. And no, you can’t make this sort of thing up…

  2. Separating books into soft drink books and cocktail books is an inspired idea! I don’t often go away on holiday because it takes me too far from my library, but this idea has applications in everyday life. πŸ™‚

  3. I can’t wait for this to be me in September! I’m happiest with my Kindle and cocktail under an umbrella, with occasional little walks on the beach and dips in the sea! Bliss

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