When you travel, how many books do you bring with you?
Has this changed since the arrival of ebooks?
I have a really simple answer to this question. A lot.
I (try) to take two trips to Vermont a year. I go with one of my best friends to her grandmothers and sleep, eat good food, and veg. It’s pretty awesome. But I can never decide which books to bring with me on vacation.
Here’s a little perspective about my vacation book habits…
I took my last trip up to Vermont this past August (I think thats when it was). I brought 13 books with me. That’s out of an orginal pile of twenty-something. I came back from Vermont with 29 books. I bought 16 while I was there. In the five day trip, I read six books. All I can really say is Aye yaye yaye.
Because this is a trip where I drive and don’t fly, that amount of books is manageable. When I go to Wyoming next year though, I definitely won’t be bringing that many books. I have no clue at this point how I’ll decide, but hey. I’ve got time.
Oh, and the ebook part of this. No ebooks don’t change what I do. Since I have a tendency to leave behind my computer – which is essentially my ebook reader – I don’t read them when I’m on vacation. If I bring my computer I know I’ll start working which is totally against the whole point, ya know?
So, what are your vacation book habits?