Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tuesday Thingers

Since we're past the Fourth of July and the summer season has officially started, what are your plans for the summer? Vacations, trips? Trips that involve reading? Reading plans? If you're going somewhere, do you do any reading to prepare? Do you read local literature as part of your trip? Have you thought about using the LT Local feature to help plan your book-buying?

My answer:
I'm going to Las Vegas for three days, then to San Francisco for a week in mid-August, and I've done a little travel-book-reading to get ready but that's about it. I definitely plan to spend a lot of time in bookstores in San Fran (I'm not sure what Vegas has to offer in terms of literary life but we'll see!), and already have a smallish shopping list for one particular bookstore (City Lights). As it gets closer I'll probably do some background historical reading on both cities as well. We'll do other things in San Francisco but I absolutely plan to make book shopping and book stuff part of the trip. In Vegas, my plans are to visit one of my best friends and go to the Star Trek Experience- I'll forgo the highbrow for a couple of days and just have fun. I do plan on using the LT Local feature to help pick out some places to visit! What are you doing?

31 comments:

Kathleen said...

Wow I'm jealous! I've never been to Vegas :)


Here's mine for this week :)

rainbowdarling said...

Have fun in Vegas! This time of year, it should be painfully hot, so drink lots and lots of water. I think Las Vegas is the kind of city where one naturally should forego any real highbrow entertainment and just see all the pretty lights and everything. :) I lived there for a summer and a half (long story) and really enjoyed all of the shows that there are to see.

Here is mine for this week: @ The Golden Road

bluestocking said...

Mine is up! Unfortunately I am participating by PDA so I can't type the permallnk address.

My name links to my welcome page. However the post the first on my blog. So its easy to find.

skrishna said...
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jlshall said...

Summer is my favorite season - I'd like to have it year-round!

Here's mine for this week.

skrishna said...

I went to the Star Trek Experience when I was in Vegas last Sept! How funny!

Here's mine:
http://skrishnasbooks.blogspot.com/2008/07/tuesday-thingers_08.html

Lenore said...

Sorry - the html link isn't working today.

http://presentinglenore.blogspot.com/2008/07/library-thing-tuesday-9.html

Silverheron said...

I like how you plan travel reading around your upcoming trip. Maybe I should do a little of that before Sacramento. (It is our state capitol). Have a good trip and here is my post. I still can't figure out making the hyper-link.

http://www.silverheronsnest.blogspot.com

thekoolaidmom said...

I so jealous!! not the Vegas thing, though I'm happy for you, but The STAR TREK CONVENTION!! :-D

Are you dressing up as anyone? A friend of mine goes as a Klingon female. She's got the whole name and history worked out. I've never been to one. :''(


I had fun with this post and played with it... maybe too much, but I don't think my psychiatrist gets on the blogs, so I'm okay. In the Shadow of Mt. TBR

Michele said...

Vegas and SF are both fun! Have a good time!

My post is here.

Michele

Icedream said...

Wow, that is a vacation I would absolutely LOVE! Mostly the Star Trek part :D I have posted today, and it includes a request from anyone who stops by. The link is here.

literatehousewife said...

Here is my link.

Marie, I wrote about Las Vegas in my post because I met my first author there. You never know what might happen. Not everything that happens in Vegas has to stay in Vegas... :)

emma said...

Greetings from a fellow Boston-area librarian! My advice about Vegas is - don't go outside. I was there last summer in late July and it was 117. Yes, I said 117 degrees. Stay inside and gamble where its air-conditioned. But if you must go out, go to Nancy's Quilt shop. It rocks!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

My post is up! Just click here.

readerville said...

Mine's up! Thanks for another great topic.

Ruth said...

Have fun in Las Vegas!

My post is up.

Meghan said...

Here is mine for the week - nothing exciting for me this summer, except books and reviews. Your summer sounds great, though - I hope you have a blast!

sheistoofondofbooks said...

I'm curious about the "smallish list" that you've compiled for a bookstore in SF ...is it stuff that can't be ordered from your local store here?

Enjoy your time away!

my answer to this week's TT is:
http://sheistoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2008/07/08/tuesday-thingers-summer-reading/

(I'm sorry! Add a simple book about html to my wishlist; I got all kinds of errors - broken tag was the most painful :) )

Moo said...

Here is my post.

Alea said...

Mine can be found here

Library Cat said...

I posted my response:

http://libraryscatbooks.blogspot.com/

Trixie said...

Here is my post about our travels to Italy!
http://trixiejames.blogspot.com/2008/07/tuesday-thingers_08.html

justareadingfool said...

You got me jealous and mad ;) How jealous and mad? Read my response here.

Book Zombie said...

Great topic this week ... it really made me think about how relaxed and unstructured my family is during summer holidays.
Here's mine

The printed page said...

I missed Tuesday by half an hour but here it is http://printedpage.blogspot.com/2008/07/tuesday-thingers-summer-plans.html

Elizabeth said...

Here is mine for this week.

Have fun in Vegas! =)

Brandy said...

We just came back from Portland, OR. Motivation for going was twofold: (a) we'd never been there before, and (b) Powell's. We bought so many used books we have to ship a 30-pound box home. (Thank goodness for book rate, or it would have cost a fortune!) (Also, that's the source of the sudden influx of books to my GoodReads "To Read" shelf.) The rest of the summer will be spent trying to get through that 30 pound box.

Enjoy your vacation! I think one of my favorite vacations we've taken was the 4-day weekend borrowing a friend's cabin, and we deemed it "Reading Vacation." I think everyone should do that once a year or so; it's a great way to make a good dent in your towering stack!

Marie said...

Brandy, I love your idea of a Reading Vacation. That's sort of what it's like when we go to Nantucket- just sit around & read all day :-)

Lisa said...

Well, Tuesday was spent in meetings and Wednesday was spent in airports, but here's my post, just slightly delayed.

Literary Feline said...

My response is up!

I hope you have a great time in Las Vegas and San Francisco. I love visiting both cities.

Florinda said...

Tuesday Thingers on Friday is up!

We're recently back from vacation, but my husband and I may be going to Las Vegas in October. Enjoy your trip!