May 6, 2013

reading on the go

Blogger's Note: During my travels the past few years, I had the opportunity to visit various booked-related hot spots. I also make a habit of reading along the way. Originally posted on my now-defunct blog, Lit Adventures, this is one of my Literary Adventures. In honor of my current Hollywood adventure, I thought I'd share this oldie but goodie. Enjoy.

Reading Nora Roberts' Blood Brothers at Denver International Airport.

Flying to a destination may save time and energy, but my favorite part about it is the chance to read. While someone else gets me from Point A to Point B (or C or D), I can disappear into another world courtesy of my favorite authors.

Since the invention of eReaders, reading on the run has become easier. You can carry a whole library with you in a small package.

Depending on my mood and my read, I still like to take at least one physical book with me. Unlike an eReader, it can be used during takeoff and landing.

I make it a rule to never pack more than two paperbacks on flights. Though I love them, I cannot fill my carryon with nothing but books.

Fortunately, every airport sells books in case I finish both books. Which happens.

I also enjoy scanning what my fellow passengers in airplanes and airports are reading. There is always a good mix -- biographies, thrillers, romance and such. I find creeping on others books is a great opportunity to build my own "to-read" list.

On this trip, I am reading a few books in my "to-review" pile.

What are your favorite travel reads?

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