ESCAPE TO A BOOK NOOK
One universal vacation indulgence is uninterrupted reading, so claim a space in your home as your own private reading nook. It doesn’t have to be permanent or elaborate—even the corner of a spare room will do. If you can’t move a comfy chair to the spot, throw down memory foam or a sleeping bag, blankets and a bunch of pillows. Or, if you have space outdoors, create a cabana by draping a mosquito net over your patio umbrella. The fruity drink is optional.
In her debut novel, Ann Y. K. Choi explores the life of a Korean- Canadian teen who works in her parents’ variety store, juggles crushes and suitors and tries to reconcile her own ambitions with those of her family. Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety (Simon & Schuster) by Ann Y. K. Choi, $30, indigo.ca.