Thursday, August 15, 2013
Vacation Reading (Discussion)
I am curious about something, so I decided to ask some of the most avid readers I know: You guys! So as you know, I just recently went on a ten day vacation (and eight of those days were on a cruise ship!). And I packed three books, and my Nook. Part of the reason for needing paperbacks is because my nook is hard to read in the sun, and especially if I have my sunglasses on (which are prescription and therefore a must) I can't see the screen at all. So, sadly, I can't just pack my nook.
Anyway, while I was gone, I finished seven books while I was on vacation (and no, I didn't spend my whole time reading). But we had three full days just at sea, not in any port, a half a day spent lounging on the beach (Eagle Beach in Aruba - OMG, I could live there forever!), a six hour wait at the airport, and two flights. So lots of reading time. A few of the books were what I call "beach reads," but there was some darker stuff too.
My question is, how many books do you take or plan to read on vacation? I actually didn't finish all of my paperback books, but once I was getting close to finishing that last one, I was getting nervous that I wouldn't have anything to read on my flight home. This is actually the smallest number of books I've packed to go on a vacation, ever. But with the cost of checking bags, and since my bag was getting soooo close to being overweight (it actually ended up being 51 lbs!) I was trying to be careful.
So how do y'all plan your reading for vacation? Some of the books I was reading I had purchased a while ago and specifically saved for vacation, such as Nantucket Blue and Five Summers. And others I needed to read so I could get reviews posted once I got home (like Infinityglass). Do y'all do that, plan specific books for specific times, such as vacation? I do this around Halloween too, I save something specific to read while I'm handing out candy.
Since summer is wrapping up, I thought it would be a good time to as y'all how you plan your vacation reading! Thanks for sharing with me!
And speaking of Infinityglass, don't forget I've got a giveaway up right now for that great new release from Myra McEntire! Make sure you enter here!
My name's Courtney and I'm a Texas born and bred Book Junkie! I've always loved to read and write. One of my favorite things to do though is to curl up in my fuzzy slippers with a great cup of coffee and a good book. And then tell everyone about it!