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Tips for picking the perfect holiday book and Giveaway

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April 25, 2017

Picking the perfect book to take on holiday can almost make to break a holiday.

I devoured the Order of the Phoenix by the side of a pool in Corfu and found a little bit of suspense alongside tales of friendship and the ultimate battle at the end was a great way to relax. I tend to steer clear of something too sad though, the last thing I want is to be a blubbering wreck by the side of the pool.

The Holiday Gems blog post has the answers to all your holiday reading questions, including:

  • What type of book should I take with me? – This will vary depending on the type of holiday you’re going on… a beach break, family getaway or couples escape.
  • eBook vs actual book… which is better for your holiday reads?
  • Additional essential tips for holiday bookworms.

Head over to the Holiday Gems blog for the full guide to finding your perfect holiday book.

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    April 25, 2017

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    April 25, 2017

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    April 25, 2017

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    April 25, 2017

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    April 25, 2017

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    April 26, 2017

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    April 26, 2017

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    April 26, 2017

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    April 26, 2017

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    April 26, 2017

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    April 26, 2017

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    April 26, 2017

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    April 26, 2017

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    April 26, 2017

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      April 26, 2017

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    April 26, 2017

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Are we nearly there yet? is a new online blog run by me, Kara Guppy, and is named as such thanks to my daughter Eliza who always asks that very question when we are less than 5 minutes up the road heading off on our adventures. You may know me from my other family blog chelseamamma.co.uk