Booking Through Thursday asks:
When you travel, how many books do you bring with you? Has this changed since the arrival of ebooks?
This is a timely question, as I just got back from a holiday. I normally take a minimum of three books with me when I travel. It depends how long I plan to be away, and if I have the funds to purchase during that holiday. My destination is also important, as I may be able to borrow books whilst on holiday.
This time I was visiting my family farm for a week. I knew I wouldn’t have much time to kick back and read (we have solar power, so I don’t get to read much of a night) and I also knew that I could borrow books from my parents, my friends or a local library if I needed something to read. I took three large books with me, borrowed a few paperbacks from my mum when I was there, and used her library card (apparently I still owe them money?) and borrowed a book I needed for book club tomorrow. I didn’t finish my books, because I felt like light reading, not the doorstoppers I took with me.
When I am visiting my grandmother for the weekend, I normally take three books. One I am currently reading at the time, one solid read and one light read. I get brainfog, so I need something to read when I can’t concentrate properly.
I am getting a Sony Reader, and I envision this will make it easier to travel! I can take hundreds of books with me and not need to worry about baggage allowance. I used to go home for 3 months at a time as a student, and most of my luggage was books. It made my bags quite heavy *snickers* When I get my shiny new