Are you planning a trip out of Cordova soon for camping, cruising, maybe just finding the sun on a beach? How do you decided what books and how many books and what format to take them along in?
Trying to narrow down the selections can be a daunting task for the very avid reader. Goodreads, a fabulous book blog, asked their followers on Facebook and Twitter how they chose reading materials for summer vacations.
Here’s a few of their comments:
- “I can never decide and thanks to my Kindle, I don’t have to,” says Ecem.
- “I like to take books I can leave behind — so your John Grisham or Michael Connelly. Maybe a book the person I’m visiting would like,” says Emily.
- “A book with a setting that’s in or around the destination. It gives amazing perspective to both the book and the place!” says Dina.
- “For a vacation, I usually lean towards something not too heavy. I remember relaxing on the terrace of a condo overlooking the Gulf of Mexico while reading Pat Conroy’s Beach Music, sobbing. Great book, but not for vacation!” says Freddie.
- “I like to take light reads that I can put down easily. I also like to take a used book that I’m not worried about getting water or sand on or losing,” says Erin.
- “One book to challenge me, one fiction that won’t, one nonfiction that’s recently grabbed my attention, and one that’s been lying around 5-plus years waiting to be read. These can be combined, so it’s two to four vacation reads. Of course, Kindle lets me bring hundreds…,” says Steve.
- “I pack a briefcase with the two or three books that I’m currently reading … and I visit the closest bookstore when I get to wherever I am going,” says William.
- “Find authors local to where you are visiting. Read their books,” says Brad.
- “Audiobooks, because I love to walk along the beach and listen or just sit and watch the water,” says Devon.
- “The places I usually stay have lending shelves. I’ll usually bring a book for the shelf — either one I’ve recently finished or am about to. I stick to easy-to-read paperbacks for travel: thrillers, mysteries, or romance,” says Shannon.
And depending where you are travelling, thrift shops, public libraries and book stores can supplement your supply. Most importantly, KEEP READING!