I’m going to Hawaii!


I’m going to Hawaii for a little over two weeks! My uncle lives on Oahu near Waikiki and he and his girlfriend are going to Japan for two weeks so the bf and I are going to go pet sit for him.

I have never been to Hawaii before, he has lived there for 12 years and I’ve never been to visit before now!

I am beyond thrilled! I have this huge bucket list going on of places I want to go but for the most part, I am going to be parking my butt on the beach and reading/tanning. I feel like you guys are going to be the only ones that will understand how much of my suitcase is going to be consisted of books. Everyone else keeps acting like I’m crazy but overall, reading is my favorite thing to do and I do plan on exploring the island, but I don’t think it’s bad wanting to bring books with me.

That seems like a fairly accurate video.

Thanks to the Tome Topple readathon last month, I’m really wanting to read some more of my big books and since I’ll be there for over 2 weeks I’m bringing a good assortment of books with me. Since I will be reading at the airport as I wait for my plane, reading on the plane, reading on the beach, in the mornings after I wake up and before I go to bed. I’m planning on taking a good chunk out of my TBR pile and instead of bringing a lot of smaller books I’m planning on bringing some bigger ones.

During my stay in Hawaii, there will be two readathons happening: the Booktubeathon is taking place from July 18th to July 24th. Also, the 24 in 48-hour readathon is taking place from the 23rd to the 24th and I definitely plan on participating in that one. I don’t Booktube and I don’t plan to start I’m just planning on following some of the reading sprints.

Aside from Booktube videos, I love watching Whats in my Bag/Whats in my carry on videos on Youtube, so I thought it would be fun to do something similar and show what books I’m going to be bringing and also what’s going to be in my carry on. #becauseIcan

I was really frustrated because I thought that if I could all these books on my kindle then that would save a lot of space for me right? So I looked into it and the Amazon Kindle prices laughed in my face. :/

I refuse to buy an ebook if it’s over 3 dollars, especially if I already own the physical copy and that logic applies to all of these books. They are all priced between $8.99 to $13.99, there is no way in hell that I would ever pay for that. I have a blog post planned to discuss my thoughts on ebooks vs physical copies, so I’ll save some ranting for that future post.


A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Tatiana and Alexander by Paulina Simmons
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

I have a ridiculous fear that I am not going to have enough books. Is that just me? My logic says that I will be on vacation for two weeks, that’s two weeks no work and a lot of time to read, blog, and explore the island. I almost don’t think I have enough reading material. At the same time, another part of my brain is like “Cass, you know that you are not going to be able to read all of those in two weeks” Maybe the brain is right…Maybe I’ll take out one. But just one….there is no persuading me to do anything else.

Honestly, I’d rather have too many than not enough. Maybe that’s just me.

My Carry On: A Hershall’s Supply backpack

  • A Dance with Dragons (This will be my airplane read since it is the biggest one and I have a six-hour flight and also the wait in the terminal so lots of time to read this baby.)
  • Laptop (This is always with me when I fly, it never goes beneath the plane.)
  • Kindle so I have options if ADWD gets too intense
  • Travel Journal (I always keep a journal when I travel that’s not my personal journal, I’ll actually be traveling with three journals: personal journal, travel journal, and my book journal) so many journals!
  • Pencil bag, this goes with my journals of course
  • External battery charger for phones and tablets.
  • my DSLR Camera and a digital camera (There is no universe where my DSLR will go beneath the plane. Nope. It goes in my carry on.
  • chargers (can’t really go anywhere without these)

Kindle books: Because I need options
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
Finding Cinderella
Shades of Doon
the Near Witch
Legacy of Kings


Shows/Movies I have saved to my laptop:
Orphan Black S1 + S2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens20160711_065942


I’m leaving July 17!

I am annoying everyone by keeping a countdown going but I cant help it!

Depending on how my days go, I (so far) plan on blogging every day or at least every other day. It all depends I guess on what I do, because if I do have a day of just sitting around and reading, its not very exciting although I could just talk about what I’m reading and add in a picture of a coconut and a butterfly…that might happen.


Have you ever been to Hawaii? What about Oahu? Any suggestions on where I should go and what I should check out?

9 thoughts on “I’m going to Hawaii!

  1. I am SO jealous. Both about you going to Hawaii and also all the reading you’re going to get to do! haha!
    I look forward to a future post/rant about e-book vs physical book pricing. Why are the electronic versions of books so often more expensive than physical copies? How is that possible? With ebook they have no print, warehousing or shipping costs so how can they justify the higher price?! Madness.

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