Do you read on vacation? I read every day (if not books, then certainly magazines and/or newspapers), and vacation is no different. Of course, it's something I enjoy so that makes it an easier decision.
Since I stopped buying books, I've brought library books and magazines on trips without a problem. I just made sure I put them back in my suitcase whenever I wasn't reading them so they wouldn't be left behind. But last summer, knowing we'd be at the beach for 5 days, I was hesitant to bring a library book with me. Sand and salt water are not paper's best friend, and I definitely didn't want to ruin something I'd borrowed.
Unfortunately, I didn't think about it until 2 days before our flight, which wasn't enough time to scrounge up a replacement. I ended up taking a library book and leaving it in the hotel room. In the end, it wasn't a big deal - I filled my time chatting with Mr. G and people watching.
This time around I wanted to be prepared. We're going to spend a few days at the beach while we're in California, plus I'll have some time to read while my husband is driving and sleeping in. I've been asking around, and have been given two books to read. They aren't in pristine condition, and I've been told I don't even have to return them if I don't want to, so I'm not worried about bringing them to the beach or accidentally leaving them behind.
First up: The Stand by Stephen King. A man escapes from a government lab, releasing a powerful sickness that kills most people. But this story focuses on the survivors, who start having weird dreams drawing them to Nebraska or Las Vegas and need to choose a leader.
And then: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. It's the story of Karou, an art student living in Prague. Then these black handprints start showing up everywhere and an angel tries to kill her. Creepy! This is not something I'd normally read, but Janssen, RA, and Jessica all gave it four stars, so I'm in.
Can't wait to get started! I've also saved the past few issues of National Geographic in case they don't work out.
Do you read on vacation?