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Pre-Flight

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The thriller streak continues as I’m packing my bags for Asia. A well-paced, nail-biting book makes long-haul (to me, 10+ hours) travel more bearable. At the wonderful Compass Books in San Francisco airport, I found all the books that will keep my company on the go. I like how the airport commission encourages local businesses like Books Inc to open retails in the terminals. How wonderful you can browse for your favorite reading materials up until you board—in a real bookstore and not just a candy store that happens to sell supermarket novels. I’m taking with me, in my hand-carry, Presumed Innocent and Innocent by Scott Turow, and The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. This morning over breakfast I devoured over 100 pages of Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes. The premise that decomposed bodies are found in the comforts of homes is irresistible. What a way to start a vacation. I’m trying not to read to fast because I want to save it for the lounge where I wait for the flight to Hong Kong.

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  1. You will enjoy The Silence of the Lambs, better than the movie which I think was excellent. I used to do the flight to Hong Kong from Tampa Florida, 24 hours with connection toons and time changes. Enjoy

  2. Oh come on! Read fast! There will always be more books in Hong Kong. My family thinks I am absolutely nuts because I get wildly excited about the actual trip to Poland…at least 12 to 15 hours all told…of NOTHING BUT UNINTERRUPTED READING. Pure heaven in my book. I don’t even sleep. One year I read all the Harry Potters on a Poland trip. Anyway, I can think of nothing better than a whole bag of mystery thrillers for the ride.

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