Apparently the idea is that you make reservations at this hotel for a certain weekend, when the hotel has lined up authors for a discussion panel. Once you make your reservations (at least a month in advance), the hotel sends you a book to read before your arrival that you will then spend the weekend discussing. You can bring your own book club or just sign up and see who else shows — either way, they’re easy.
Does this not sound like the best vacation ever? Beautiful Irish country house, gorgeous scenery, intriguing company and a good read on top of it. I haven’t found anything like this in the States, but I think you can probably guess what my new dream job is…running a bookstore/B&B for readers who want a weekend of luxurious relaxation and reading.
What do you think about bookish vacations? Would you enjoy a trip like this? Do you know of a place in the States that has a similar program? Let us know in the comments!