Thursday, October 7, 2010
Booking Through Thursday: Travel With Books
This week's Booking Through Thursday question: When you travel, how many books do you bring with you? Has this changed since the arrival of ebooks?
Well, it all depends on how long the trip is. But I always take at least 2-3 even if it's only a day or two. One never knows what might come up and force one to have periods of time where a book might come in real handy. Bad weather on an outdoorsy trip? Read! Stuck in traffic/at the airport/anywhere? Read! (That's why there's always a book in my purse...)
Ebooks have not changed my habits one iota. I don't have a Kindle or a Nook or an ipad or any transportable device. I don't plan on buying one. But I will say this: Travel is the only reason I can imagine wanting one. If I made long trips (especially by plane) more often than I do, then I could see ebooks being a great way to have plenty of books on tap without the weight of lugging them around. Other than that, my take on ebooks (and my family, friends, & coworkers are getting a tad bit tired of hearing my speech on this)--there is absolutely NOTHING like holding a real book in your hands. Or at least my hands.