Marbella Musings: What Your Poolside Book Choice Reveals About You (And Why You Shouldn’t Judge a Book by Its Cover)

Marbella Musings: What Your Poolside Book Choice Reveals About You (And Why You Shouldn't Judge a Book by Its Cover)

Remember: Never judge a book by its cover, but will you be judged by your book?

On your next exclusive, luxury vacation, just as you are about to bask by the pool, enjoying the sweet warmth of those golden rays, it’s essential to have a good book by your side. But have you ever stopped to consider that your poolside reading choice might be sending signals to the world about your personality?

Marbella Musings: What Your Poolside Book Choice Reveals About You

What do people read on holiday in Marbella, anyway? Some go “local” and choose something set in Spain. Some continue with self-improvement and self-development.  Some revel in a blockbuster. Based on our experienced eagle eyes, we have helpfully categorised poolside readers into seven different types. Which one are you?

1. The Literature Buff

You’ve got your sun hat, your shades, and a copy of “War and Peace” that’s thicker than the Great Wall of China. Congratulations, you’re a literature buff! With your nose buried in the classics, you’re the person we secretly envy and admire. Your book choice says you’re all about sophistication and substance. You’re ready to tackle the densest of works while sipping on your strawberry daiquiri. Just be prepared for some puzzled looks from folks wondering if you’re reading for pleasure or punishment.

2. The Existentialist/Philosopher

Sitting in your lounge chair, squinting into the distance, and clutching “The Stranger” by Albert Camus, you’re our resident existentialist or philosopher. Your book choice suggests you’re deep in thought, pondering the meaning of life, the universe, and why the pool water feels so cold. You’re here for the big questions, and while others may see you as brooding, you’re just contemplating the absurdity of it all. Just remember to put down the book once in a while and join the poolside conversation about the latest celebrity gossip. Existential angst can wait.

3. The Pop Psychologist

With a copy of “The Power of Habit” in one hand and a protein smoothie in the other, you’re the pop psychologist of the poolside crew. Your book choice tells us you’re all about self-improvement and understanding human behavior. You’re probably the go-to person for advice on breaking bad habits or setting life-changing goals. While your friends appreciate your insights, they may secretly hope you’ll lighten up a bit and read a trashy romance novel once in a while- hey, you’re on holiday after all.

4. The True Romantic

Ah, the romantic! You’ve got a paperback with a shirtless Adonis on the cover, and you’re lost in a world of love and longing. Your book choice announces to the world that you’re a hopeless romantic, always in search of the next heart-fluttering, tear-jerking love story. While your friends might tease you about your taste, they secretly admire your unwavering belief in love conquering all.

5. The “50 Shades of Grey” Aficionado

Hiding behind a giant sun hat, oversized sunglasses, and a Swish bath robe, you’re clutching a suspiciously nondescript book. It’s like your poolside literature is part of a covert operation, and you are a spy trying to conceal your true identity. Yes, you’re the “50 Shades of Grey” reader! You might not want anyone to know you’re indulging in steamy romance, but guess what? We’ve all got our guilty pleasures.

6. The Mysterious Kindle Reader

You, my friend, have gone incognito with your Kindle. No one can see what you’re reading, and you love the mysterious allure it provides. You’re the kind of person who values privacy and doesn’t want to be judged by your book cover. You could be enjoying crime dramas, blockbuster thrillers, or even a guide on the art of underwater basket weaving, and no one would be the wiser. You’re the poolside enigma, and we salute your discretion.

7. The Crime Drama and Blockbuster Enthusiast

You’re the one with a stack of paperbacks, each featuring a gritty detective on the cover, and you’re devouring them one after the other. You’re the ultimate super sleuth, lost in the world of crime dramas and blockbusters. Your friends admire your dedication to solving fictional mysteries, but they’re secretly hoping you don’t start suspecting them of some heinous crime. Just remember to put down the magnifying glass and enjoy some poolside snacks now and then. Or, why not call the Swish concierge and have them brought over?

If you are looking for a spot to read your next novel, preferably within a luxury villa in Marbella, then contact us to make your wish come true.

With love,

The Swish team xx



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