I’m off on a little vacation tomorrow and like any bookaholic, selecting the books I’ll be taking with me is an important part of the packing process! For the most part it’s easy – I just pack my Sony e-reader with a good selection of books on it and I’m set! But, for the actual air-travel portion of the trip I like to have a ‘plane-book’ with me.
What is a plane-book you ask? Well, basically it’s a small, light-read book. Physically small and light so it’s easy to stash, read and hold while I’m juggling an armload of other stuff. With all the line-ups and waiting involved with flying, I like to be able to pull my book out and read in line, and don’t want to lug around anything too heavy. And I always pick something fluffy and easy to read because I find air travel very stressful, and you’re interrupted so often that I can’t get into anything too involved. I opt for a physical book because they don’t tell you to turn it off during the no electronics portion of the flight, and there’s no flicking it off and on when you’re reading for a minute here and there in between security checks.
My ‘plane-book’ for this trip will be The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3) by Rick Riordan. It fits all my criteria for a plane-book perfectly!
So, what kind of books do you like to travel with? Do you have preferences for the plane? The pool/beach? Do you bring extra books with you, or just one and buy more along the way if needed?