What Is A Holiday Without Sinai? Reading Books on the Beach and Catching Crabs

What’s a holiday without Sinai? For me it is definitely not a holiday. 

When I was a kid, until I was five, my parent would take us to Sinai every year for Shavuot. Now, years later, we finally got back here for Rosh Hashanah. 

It brings back many memories. But mostly it brings back memories or hunting crabs every night until we got tired. Yesterday my cousin took my younger sister and they caught a big one together. She was very scared of it and I was laughing my ass off. 

At the age of five I wasn’t old enough to appreciate just relaxing on the beach with a book, but now I’m old enough and smart enough to understand that Sinai is the perfect place to finish one or five books in two days. 

The beach is beautiful, the sun is warm but it’s not too hot outside, and after an afternoon nap, you can take out a book and read for hours on end at the beach. 

In the picture below I’m still reading Ruby Red, but I undersood that I’d like to read a book with a more suitable vibe, so I picked up Exit West. 

I missed Sinai so much, and I love it here as much as I missed it here. 


From the Pyrenees to Barcelona, all of us in one boat

So here I am, now after nine days of the craziest, scariest and most exciting trip in my life.

As I told you, I went on a trip with my entire class from the Kibbutz and three other Kibbutzs to Spain.

We had… I’d call it a spacial week. We had hikes and we had mountains, we had cities and villages, we had highs, and we had lows. But there was not one moment I want to forget.

You may remember I wrote about taking the book Three in a Boat with me but let me tell you what happened to it:

We took the longest hike, to the top of a mountain, to sleep in a cabin, all 45 of us in one room. The way up was fantastic. Beautiful, magical, even romantic for some of us.

(This is the view from the cabin)

And then, on the next day we start going down. Now, of course I had a book with me cause what is a book lover without a book? But then, I feel the drizzle start. And then, I feel it get stronger. It ended up being the biggest and longest thunder storm I had ever seen. It caught us all by surprise. No one was ready. We hiked down 700 meters in the freezing rain, drenched down to our bones.

(morning in the cabin)

We got down finally, but my book was completely ruined. Drenched, torn spine and the pages stuck together. I knew I couldn’t continue reading it.

So the first thing I did when we got to Andorra la Vella was find myself a book store.

And that’s how I ended up reading Sleeping Giants. Of course that the fact that it says on the front that it’s “this year’s The Martian” only helps.

This is a picture from my last morning in Barcelona. A morning full of sad and happy tears. I can’t wait to finish this book and hold it close to my heart for all the memories I created with it on my trip to Spain.

Currently Reading

Currently Reading: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

I had to take a break from Elena Ferrante as soon as I got this book. I’m only 50 pages in and it’s already amazing! I love Feyre and Rhys and all the characters in this book so much, and I forgot how much I needed something familiar to read for a bit. I’m so excited for where this story is heading and I can’t wait to read more! (In fact, I’m going to continue reading right now!) 

Currently Reading

Currently Reading: The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante.


Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? It’s the second book of the Nepolitan Novels and it is phenomenal. I am enjoying this series so much I already got myself the third book! 

I love the story, the characters, the themes, everything. I very much recommend this series. It just gets better and better with every book! 

What book are you currently reading?

Currently Reading

Currently Reading: Geekerella by Ashly Poston


This book is so fun! It’s a retelling of Cinderella and so far it’s the best one I ever read. It’s also extremely aesthetic. Overall this book is really enjoyable so far!

Currently Reading

Currently Reading: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.


I had to stop everything I was doing and finally read this one. It is so important for our time, so relevant. Besides from being an extremely important read, it is also written incredibly addicting. I think everyone needs to read this book.

Currently Reading

Currently Reading: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin


literally just started this book and I am already loving it! I love the world building and the writing (especially the writing!) and the characters so much! This book looks very promising and I feel like I am going to absolutely love it!

What are you currently reading?