Summer Holiday Reading with E-Shores

Summer Holiday Reading with E-Shores

As well as being a huge fan of holidays, I also really enjoy getting stuck into a good book. However, with a busy job and family life, I often struggle to find time to relax with a good book. We recently went on a family holiday to Fuerteventura and at 24 weeks pregnant, was looking forward to the opportunity to have some time to enjoy some holiday reading.

E-Shores travel company, kindly send me a package with everything I’d need for a relaxing summer break. They have teamed up with lots of fantastic bloggers to help share recommendations for holiday reading. My book was chosen by Charlotte , who selected “The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson.”

Along with my copy of the book, there were also plenty of other lovely goodies to help me enjoy my holiday reading. I was kindly gifted with a new sun hat, waterproof bag to keep the book dry, a book light, a sunglasses case, bookmark, sun cream, and a tote bag to carry my things around in. Thank you, E-Shores it really was a perfect kit to help me relax. You can read more about the E-Shores holiday reading project with bloggers here.

Mini chose that she wanted to spend some time in the holiday club on whilst we were away, so I took the perfect chance to get stuck into my new book. I really wasn’t sure what to expect with the book. To be honest I would normally go for a chick-lit selection and knew that this was going to be much different. I really enjoyed getting stuck into the book and found it hard to put down once I’d started.

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The story focuses around Alan, who on his 100th birthday decides to escape from his care home. As the story unfolds we learn how remarkable a life that Alan has led and the parts that he has played in many momentous historical events of the 20th Century.

Getting stuck into holiday reading, really helped spark my interest of books again and was a great opportunity to sit back and relax. The choice of book has also opened my mind to choosing other types of books in the future. I enjoyed reading the book so much that I have also bought the sequel, which I’m looking forward to reading now that I’m home.

For me, holiday reading helped me to enjoy the simple things. It was lovely to sit back and relax and feel the sun on my skin, whilst enjoying my new book. In a world of increasing technology, I enjoyed the opportunity to get away from my phone for a while and really escape into the story.

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Getting the chance to sit back and relax with my book whilst these two play in the sea

Thank you E-Shores for the holiday reading package and to Charlotte for the great recommendation. Now that I’m home and the rain is pouring outside, I’m already planning my next holiday adventure, and of course which book I’ll take away with me.

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15 Comments

    • mommamack15
      August 27, 2018 / 6:46 pm

      It really did! I didn’t expect it to be so funny in places, so that was a nice surprise.

  1. Helen
    August 27, 2018 / 7:54 am

    Oo now that sounds like a read I could get stuck into! I find exploring the life of older people so interesting and intriguing 🙂

    • mommamack15
      August 27, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      It really was interesting, and engaging and funny at the same time, really not what I was expecting but was pleasantly surprised.

  2. emmamc84
    August 27, 2018 / 8:15 am

    I’ve heard that it’s a wonderful book so thanks for reminding me to pick it up! I love reading especially out in the sunshine while the kids are playing happily. Bliss!

    • mommamack15
      August 27, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      I’m going to make a real effort to keep it up as I really did enjoy it.

  3. Pati Robins
    August 27, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    now that’s something that every girl need when hollidaing , perfect kit and that book is on my read list now – i love the title

    • mommamack15
      August 27, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  4. August 27, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    This sounds like a great read, I need a new book to get my teeth in to!

  5. August 27, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    That sounds like an interesting book and what a great package to receive and enjoy on your holibobs

  6. August 28, 2018 / 11:28 am

    Lucky you sounds like you got a right stash of goodies for your holiday. love the story that for his 100th birthday decides to escape from his care home, I think this would be a great read x

  7. August 29, 2018 / 10:49 am

    I’ve heard great things about this book, I definitely need to seek it out. I don’t read nearly as much as I’d like to recently.

    • mommamack15
      August 29, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      It’s hard to make time to read though isn’t it, when I get in to bed to read, I manage a few pages before I fall asleep!

  8. Siobhan McLoughlin
    August 31, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Sounds like a great read! I’ve been looking for a new book to read so will have to look it up! Glad you got the chance to relax! x

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