When you're traveling, even just for a day, it's absolutely vital to have a book or two or three on you. Not everyone has (or wants) an e-reader, and if that's the case, you need to have a plan down, otherwise you can end up stuck lugging a 500-page hardcover on your New York trip (not fun).
Instead of torturing your arm muscles, follow this guide to reading while traveling:
1. If you're about to finish a book, don't bring it.I know this is hard. You're dying to know what those last thirty pages contain and if you don't bring it with you, you won't be able to read it and then the world will end!!!!!!
|Leaving your potentially favorite book behind is stressful|
2. Set a limit.If it's a day trip, bring only 1 book. You're not going to have that much time to read if you're - for example - going into the city for the day. 1 book should cover the train or car ride (if you're one of those lucky jerks who can read in the car) just fine, unless you're the world's fastest reader. If you are, kudos to you.
3. Stick to the limit!
|I know, limits are lame. But you'll thank yourself later.|
4. Go paperbacks.
|You don't want to bring a book like this.|
5. Mix it upIf you are going on a trip that requires more than one book, bring a few in different genres or styles. That way, if you're in France or the Bahamas (lucky you, take me with you please) and you suddenly develop an aversion to all dystopian novels, you can pull out that fantasy book you brought. Problem solved!
Any bookish traveling tips?