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How to Choose a Great Vacation Read

A great vacation can become even greater if you bring along the right books.


  • Step 1: Search the internet for summer reading Search library and bookseller web sites – most offer summer reading lists in different genres.
  • Step 2: Find easy reading Find something easy and pleasurable to read. Vacations are for fun – not work
  • Step 3: Find out what bloggers are saying Once you identify a few different titles, search to learn what bloggers are saying about them.
  • Step 4: Make sure it’s available in paperback When you find a book you’re interested in purchasing, make sure it is available in paperback. Paperbacks are smaller, lighter, and easier to read when lounging in a lounge chair.
  • TIP: Don’t forget your reading glasses.
  • Step 5: Look for books in e-books or MP3 players Consider books that might work well in e-book readers or MP3 players – they’re portable and easy to travel with. Most library memberships offer them for free.
  • FACT: Did you know? Recent studies report that just six minutes of daily reading can reduce stress by two-thirds – that’s more than taking a walk or playing a video game.

You Will Need

  • A library card
  • A computer with internet access
  • An e-reader
  • An MP3 player
  • Reading glasses (optional)

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