We had a £25 Amazon voucher to give away in our latest competition. All we wanted to know was, what is your favourite holiday read?
Everyone loves a good book to read – and that’s especially true in the summer when the sun’s out and you have more time to bury your nose in one! So we asked you to tell us what your favourite holiday read was and why. The prize? A £25 Amazon gift voucher of course, so a lucky winner could buy some more books!
We had some great answers from dozens of bookworms, with authors like Martina Cole, Marian Keys and Sheelagh Kelly mentioned on our Facebook page. But we had to pick one winner at random, and that was Eileen Bowdin, who said her favourite book to take on holiday was Lonely Planet.
She said: “Perfect to plan adventures over and beyond my dreams!”
So congratulations to Eileen and well done to everyone else who entered. Here are some of the other answers we received.
Margaret Burgess echoed what many of us also do on holiday when staying in rental accommodation – and that’s to check the bookshelf for inspiration.
“I like to read whatever someone else has left behind,” she explained.
On the other hand, it doesn’t have to be a novel that keeps us entertained as Jenny Wilkins pointed out.
She said: “A puzzler book keeps me occupied because I can put it down for a break and pick it up when I feel in a (brainy) mood.”
On the other hand Shirley Suggett likes reading about people.
“I love a biography. The last one was Julie Walters, what a laugh,” she said.
Finally Margaret Bonthrone, told us: “On holiday I like something that challenges me rather, than a book that does not matter if I fall asleep. My all-time favourite one is ‘The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ’ by Philip Pullman. This book really makes one think about the stories of Jesus and his journey through life as portrayed in the Bible. It not only challenges one’s understanding in the old well-known stories, but strengthens my faith. I have read this twice and will still read it again when I feel the need to look at the meanings of Christianity more deeply.”
Why not find some reading inspiration from our very special guest writer Valerie Singleton?
Thanks to everyone who entered. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Facebook page for our monthly competitions, as you could be next month’s winner!