Reading and Travelling
Having gotten back from a trip fairly recently, I’m curious: how much do people read when they travel? I’m a voracious reader at home, but when I travel I tend not to read that much. I’d far rather be chatting with friends and family or out exploring a new country, and while I always load up my ereader with ebooks, I usually find I only get to one or two. I can’t read while on a bus, or even an airplane if there’s much turbulence, so instead I listen to an audiobook. The exception is airports: I’m always quite content to spend as long as I need to on a layover or waiting for a flight. I settle into a likely chair, usually with a drink, and alternate reading and people watching and daydreaming to my heart’s content.
I realise, though, that my life is not like most people’s. When I travel, I’m not also on a vacation from work, so I have the same amount of free time I always do. I imagine other readers, who have snatch an hour or two of reading time during the workweek, might take advantage of a trip to read far more than usual.
So which camp do you fall into? Or if you work but don’t travel, do you use your vacation days as bookish retreats?