Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted here. This week's question:
When you travel, how many books do you bring with you?
Has this changed since the arrival of ebooks?
Toothbrush? Check. Phone charger? Check. Kindle? Check. I cannot travel without it!
I was completely, 100 percent anti-eReader when they first came out. Reading is a tactile experience for me: the smell of the book, the weight of the paper. Then my mom saw the Kindle on Oprah and bought me one for Christmas. I have a VERY nice mother, but to be honest, I rarely used it. As I've said before on this blog, I am a total cheapskate who gets all her books at the Chicago Public Library.
BUT...once I took my first trip with it, I realized the Kindle is a lifesaver. That's really the only time I use it. If I'm reading a book a don't like, I can just buy another without having to give up my primo seat right in front of the gate. When I finish a book right before the plane takes off, I can quickly download its sequel so I don't have to spend hours left hanging. As someone who used to travel with at least four books at a time, it's become a must. The true definition of travelin' light.