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October 7, 2010 / Leslie

Booking Through Thursday ~ Travel

Booking Through ThursdayA weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. This week’s question is:
When you travel, how many books do you bring with you? Has this changed since the arrival of ebooks?

I don’t have an e-book reader so I still haul around the paper books. How many I take depends on how long I’ll be gone and how much time I’ll have to read.

If I’m traveling for work and I’m only gone a few days I’ll take the book I’m reading plus an extra one in case I finish. If I’m traveling for vacation I tend to take too many books thinking that I’ll spend many hours lounging and reading. In reality it never works that way. I spend time exploring, eating, touring and doing other vacationy things and end up reading only one or two books.

I do try and pick the lightest weight books for travel, that way more will fit in my luggage! I took five on my last trip and read two of them. I’ve also been know to buy more books while on vacation.


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  1. clenna / Oct 7 2010 12:19 pm

    I am currently reading three books and one audiobook. So I usually bring two books with me when I travel and the audiobook which I download and put on my iPod.


    • Leslie / Oct 7 2010 12:38 pm

      I always forget about the audiobooks. I’ll load a few on my iPod and then end up listening to the music instead.


  2. Matthew / Oct 7 2010 4:26 pm

    I reduce a stack of about 10 books to 2 trade paperbacks and Kindle when I fly to Asia. The length of the trip is key to how many hard copies I’m bringing. I almost never use my Kindle when I’m not traveling.


  3. Anne / Oct 7 2010 5:09 pm

    If we are taking a car trip I always bring along at least three audio-books so the family can vote on what they want to listen to.


  4. guilty glutton / Oct 7 2010 6:04 pm

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  5. Coffee and a Book Chick / Oct 7 2010 6:17 pm

    Yeah, I issued an award for you as well — 🙂

    I would really like to get a Nook…trying to be good, but I’m thinking I need to just throw caution to the wind and pick one up. I travel quite a bit and lugging around 500 page hardcover books isn’t fun.


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