A Blog Post instead of the Regular Blog Post

Okay, I totally know I’m supposed to put up another setting today. But it’s like the first weekend of summer now that the kids are pretty much done school, I was kinda hoping you would cut me some slack. You will, right?

Instead, I thought I would share what my summer is going to look like.

First off, check out this bad boy reading pile. It is so delicious I just want to hug it. Oh and yes, there are more downstairs, but these are the mission critical ones I want to read.

You can see why I’m struggling on where to start on my TBR pile, but I’m determined to plow through most of them this summer. Luckily I’ll be doing something that will give me loads of reading time.

You see, the family and I are going away this year on a little trip. Where you ask?

Africa 170

Yes, that is an elephant.

In Africa.

Where, in a few short weeks, I will be. *squees*

We are beyond excited as you can imagine. And there will be pictures, I promise. I’ll also be able to tackle a few Africa-specific setting posts like the savanna.

The flights are looooong, coming from the edge of the world here in Canada. I’m thinking I’ll be able to get through more than a few of these reads along the way.

While I’m gone it’s doubtful I’ll find Internet access but I will schedule some posts, so no worries. I hope you’ll stop in while as I’ll be sharing some of the best links I’ve found to date for unusual and interesting things pertaining to writing.

The trip’s still a few weeks away yet, but I wanted to just give a heads up now. Have a great weekend, everyone!


Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, an online library packed with powerful tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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10 years ago

Wowza!!!! Sounds like you’re going to have one very exciting summer. Enjoy, enjoy.

10 years ago

Oh my goodness, you’re going to Africa?! Wow, I’m not sure which I’m more envious of, that or the stack of great books! Yes, I know, only a book lover would say that. Have fun!

Julie Musil
10 years ago

Angela, that is amazing! I can’t wait to live vicariously through you and your photos.

10 years ago

First, I’m extremely jealous of your trip. I would love to go on safari, and I can’t wait to see your pictures.

Second, you will love Red Pyramid. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in a while.

10 years ago

WOW! That sounds like an AMAZING trip!! You will have lots of unique settings etc to add after that trip!
Enjoy, be safe, take lots of pics to share with us!

Christina Farley
10 years ago

LOVE your pile of books. And I LOVE that you’re going to Africa. So awesome! Have heaps of fun and come back and blog all about it!

Melissa Gill
10 years ago

OMG I am sick with envy. I want to go to Africa sooooo bad. I can’t wait to hear all about it, and get your brilliant impressions of what you see and do there.

10 years ago

En….JOY!! What a trip. And, what to be read pile!

10 years ago

How exciting, I hope you have fun! Where will you be going? I spent four months in Ghana a few years ago and it was amazing! You’ll fall in love with Africa. 🙂

Susanne Drazic
10 years ago

Hope you have a great time and I look forward to seeing pictures.

Angela Ackerman
10 years ago

Thanks guys–we’re super excited as we’ve never taken a trip like this. I will definitely post pictures! Stina, thank you for your photography posts–they are so helpful to me right now!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Andrea Mack
10 years ago

Wow Angela, that sounds like an amazing trip!!

Sharon K. Mayhew
10 years ago

Wow! A trip to Africa…You are going to have the best “What I did on summer vacation” essay!

Wendy Marcus
10 years ago

Africa! I know three people who’ve gone on safari and LOVED it. I hope you and your children have a great trip. What a wonderful experience!

10 years ago

Fantastic! Perhaps you’ll share some photos when you return?

Jan Markley
10 years ago

Africa’s awesome! I was in parts of Africa in the late 80s. Your TB read pile is so neat and tidy – all lined up like that. mine is a jumble of books stuffed in a shelf (I put a pic up on my blog a couple of weeks ago). Going Bovine was great (did a post about that as well). Looks like you have lots of fun reads no matter where you start!

Riv Re
10 years ago

Enjoy Africa! Bring us some souvenirs!

Jaleh D
10 years ago

That sounds fabulous! Have a great time, and remember the pictures. 😀

Lisa K.
10 years ago

That looks like quite a reading pile. Mine looks similar, actually. I love when there’s always a choice of books to read. Enjoy!

Stina Lindenblatt
10 years ago

Yep, that piles as big as mine. 🙂

I’ll be doing that landscape photography post for you asap, Angela. 😉 Can’t wait to see your pictures.

10 years ago

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Wow! How exciting!
Hope you have a wonderful trip and am anxious to see what it has in store for you. 🙂

Tricia J. O'Brien
10 years ago

Africa! Oh that is definitely squee-worthy. And to think we get the side benefit of scene setting. Yay! Have a fabulous time (I know you will).

Amanda J.
10 years ago

You have some wicked reads there! Have fun in Africa when you get there and take loads of pictures for us!! 🙂

10 years ago

Have a great and safe trip, and be sure to post lots of pics.
As my rather…limited…vacation budget currently only allows for trips to the grocery store for the summer, I need to vicariously visit wonderful places.
Again, have a great time!

10 years ago

Oooh, lucky! That’s so exciting!

Deb Salisbury
10 years ago

Africa? Wow! That is too cool. Have lots of fun, and come back with lots of photos. 🙂