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The Vacationers: A Novel

by Emma Straub | category Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingReallyBookishwing of Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on 1/16/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingReallyBookishwing from Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, January 16, 2016
This proved to be the light, frothy, fast, fun read that I was hoping for. Very enjoyable! My one quibble is that I didn't always feel as though I completely understood the motivations behind the characters' actions. However, the Mallorcan setting and Straub's prose were both so pleasant that I found that I really didn't mind!

Journal Entry 2 by wingReallyBookishwing at Surprise Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, February 05, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (2/5/2016 UTC) at Surprise Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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I'm adding this to the Surprise Paperback Bookbox.

Journal Entry 3 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Thursday, February 11, 2016
I have chosen this from the Surprise Paperback Bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, August 30, 2016
This is on my shortlist to read this month. I am listing this in the ABC VBB.

Journal Entry 5 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, September 16, 2016
A family goes on vacation to Mallorca taking along the family baggage.
Dad has recently had an affair with a young intern. He is on the verge of getting kicked out of his marriage, and no wonder. He doesn't want to lose his marriage and family. Should have thought of that earlier. He has already lost his job because of this. He is in the dog house, and like a dog, he acts subservient and charming, trying to get back in his wife's good graces. Good thing she can't see his thoughts when he thinks about the details of his affair.
Mom is righteously angry. She doesn't know which way to go, divorce or forgive her husband. But she has her two children there with her on vacation and she does a lot of cooking which makes her happy. She has brought along her best friend, who is a gay man, and the best friend's husband.
She hires a Spanish tutor for her seventeen year old daughter. She flirts with all available men, including the young Spanish tutor.
Son has never matured into the grown man he should be. He drinks, cheats on his long time girlfriend, is in overwhelming debt, and has no career to speak of. He has brought along his girlfriend whom the family doesn't care for.
Daughter's goal is to lose her virginity before she goes to college in the fall. Spanish tutor is convenient.
Does this sound like a good book? Maybe you will like it. I didn't.
I gave it a second star for its readability, for its page turningness.

Journal Entry 6 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Unselected in the ABC VBB. Currently AVL.

Journal Entry 7 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
I am listing this in the Lit/Fic VBB

Journal Entry 8 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Thursday, April 20, 2017
Removed from the Lit/Fic VBB. I am going to put it in the V books bookring.

Journal Entry 9 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (4/24/2017 UTC) at Seattle, Washington USA

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Mailed in the V books bookring

Journal Entry 10 by Suezq60 at Lexington Park, Maryland USA on Sunday, May 07, 2017
Received as part of the "V" Books Bookring

Journal Entry 11 by Suezq60 at Star Princess Cruise Ship in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (7/2/2017 UTC) at Star Princess Cruise Ship in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Mildly entertaining light beach read

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