Blog Hop: Have Books, Will Travel

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Today’s Book Blogger Hop question is:  Do you bring along books when you go on a vacation?

ALWAYS!  Going on vacation is the one time I regret not having an e-reader…but it only comes up once every year or two, so I just haul along books and make the best of it.  I love having something to read with me, and depending on the length of the vacation and the specific plans, I may bring five or six books!

I went to England twice for two-week vacations, and traveled alone.  I brought along several books and read through most of them.  I try to theme my reading to the place I’m going, if I can, so I brought several books set in London, and it really did add something.  It’s awesome to read Sherlock Holmes and visit Baker Street!

I always bring and read The Little White Bird, or Adventures in Kensington Gardens by J. M. Barrie when I go to London.  I stay at a hotel near the Gardens and try to go daily, and reading Barrie’s delightful book puts me so in the mood and adds to the Gardens’ charms.

I do try to make some concessions to practicality, and have been known to choose paperbacks over hardbacks, and small light books over big heavy ones while traveling.  But it’s always been well-worth it to me to bring along books on vacation.  I can’t imagine leaving home for any meaningful period of time without bringing something to read!

One thought on “Blog Hop: Have Books, Will Travel

  1. dianem57

    I can’t imagine traveling without books. I use my e-reader and stock up. Plane rides are always long but they go much more quickly when I am engrossed in a good book.

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