On the Night Table [11]: Leaving on a Jet Plane



How was your weekend? I had a busy one. As I mentioned last week, I’m about thee days away from a two-week holiday. Well, I don’t think I’ve mentioned where we’re going. My 8-year-old and I are off to the Philippines. It’s been seven years since our last visit so this is a long time coming.

I wish I could bring my husband and daughter with us, but he can’t get time off work; and my daughter is finishing Grade 8. She can’t afford to miss two weeks of school, to be honest.

It’s a bit of a long arduous flight; three hours to Vancouver, then 14 hours to Manila. Frankly, I’m looking forward to reading. But because I don’t know what kind of internet connection we would have when we get there, I’m not sure how often I could go and visit you guys. Just know that I’m going to try my best.

On this trip, I planned on finishing Charley Davidson. I’m two books away. I just noticed that I have the wrong photo up there. Derp. Sorry about that. It’s supposed to be book 6 and 7, since I’m already reading book 5. Doh. It’s been a crazy busy weekend, to be honest.

I also have Vision in Silver, an instalment that I’ve been looking forward to reading since I read Murder of Crows. The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn is a book that’s been well received by my favourite Aussie and Asian bloggers. So of course, I want to read it. The Last Time We Say Goodbye is Cynthia Hand’s debut in contemporary fiction. I’m excited to read this one even though it’s bound to break me.

I downloaded World After on Audible last week because it was on sale. I now own a paperback, a Kindle copy Β and an audiobook of this novel. Sheesh.



When My Heart Was Wicked was a daunting read.Β And that’s saying a lot since it’s only 192 pages. Fifth Grave Past the Light was fantastic (I mean, surely you should expect this by now). The Glass Arrow was meh. Feed was…gah. It was awesome, and awful. And I hate it so much I want to read the rest of the books in the trilogy.

I hope I can find internet access where ever we may be. If not, I’ll talk to you all soon.

Happy reading!

  • Digging the Canadian Passports! Have a great trip here in Philippines! And sucks to hear you didn’t like The Glass Arrow. I haven’t read it but I’ve got it on my TBR πŸ˜€

  • Ooh, safe travels Joy! I can’t even imagine what good reading time that is. I hope someone looks at you funny because you’re cackling at Charley Davidson. πŸ™‚ I’m sad to hear The Glass Arrow was just meh. It sounds so good! I hope you have a great trip!!

  • Hope you have a wonderful trip Joy! You certainly have some amazing books going with you. πŸ™‚ Charley and Vision in Silver and World After are going to be such awesome vacay reading. Enjoy!

  • SKY SO HEAVY! I loved that book. It was actually the first physical review copy I’d ever received. It was inspired by the refugee plight in Australia, and the political and social issues as a result. It really stayed with me, seeing the other side of the coin. I hope you love it as much as I did Joy.

    Don’t worry about any of us, you make sure you enjoy your time off and away on holidays! Are you going to see family over there? You know, it’s not all that far from Australia. You’ll have to swing by one of these days and come and see us. You know, we have cute furry animals here. That alone should be enough to suck you into coming πŸ˜€

  • Wow, that’s a long plane ride! Enjoy your vacation, Joy! Hope you love Vision in Silver as much as I did. I thought is was pure awesomesauce. πŸ™‚

  • A two week holiday sounds fabulous! Have a wonderful vacation!

  • I hope you have a great time, Joy! take lots of pics!! xoxo

  • Have fun on your trip! That sounds amazing. πŸ™‚

  • Aw, sucks that The Glass Arrow was meh πŸ™ I’m still REALLY looking forward to that one because the people I know have told me so much good about it.

    I’ve heard things about the Cynthia Hand one too! I’m expecting to completely SHATTER me but I’m probably going to end up loving it <3

  • Christy

    LOL – That’s quite an interesting reaction to Feed. I haven’t read it yet. Have a safe trip! Bring me back something good! πŸ˜‰

  • I hope you have a great time away. I had a weekend with just the hubby and it was great.
    Enjoy your reads!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  • Have a wonderful trip!!

  • Hope you have a fantastic trip!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  • Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

    Safe travels! I hope you have fun on your vacation!

  • Joy you have some excellent books to keep you busy! I really should start the Charley Davidson series, I have only heard brilliant things, I’m trying to cut down my review pile at the moment, so after I’ve got through a few more, I shall definitely go on a binge read of this! I hope you have a fabulous trip! Don’t worry if you’re not around as much, as long as you enjoy your time there!

  • Have a wonderful time in the Philippines!! You have some great books planned for the long flight, I hope you love them all!

  • I hope you have a wonderful trip, Joy! Have fun and go back with plenty of stories to share with us all! πŸ™‚

  • Have a safe flight and enjoy the trip back to the motherland!


  • Yay, Joy! I hope you enjoy it here in the PH. <3 Where in Manila will you be? πŸ™‚

  • I added Charley Davidson series on by tbr list because of you Joy! It seemed like you really loved it on your last post that’s why. AND enjoy your vacation and don’t forget sunscreen! πŸ˜€

  • HAVE FUN JOY!!! I hope you have a safe flight and a great time with your family. I’ll miss you while you’re away, but take some time off and enjoy yourself! Don’t worry about the blog, we’ll all be here when you return xx

  • Gorgeous post Joy. <3 And YAY for reading so many books while going away πŸ˜€ You are the bestest. But aw, I'm sorry you thought that The Glass Arrow was meh πŸ™ I wanted you to like it. Hmph. Hoping you didn't hate it, though πŸ˜€ Anyway. YAY for going to the Philippines πŸ˜€ I want to visit there someday. Maybe. Anyway. Been so long since you were there last o.O fingers crossed it will go amazing. <3 and that you will both have such an amazing time πŸ™‚ But ack, lots of plane hours! Best of luck sweetie. <3

  • I am still waiting for..was it 6 or 7? Something out in print this spring

  • Oh yay have some great holidays lady!!!