July 22nd, 2010
Hectic, Crazy With No End In Sight

Things are gearing up as we near departure for our trip. I’m pretty much packed, but not at all sure if I have everything I need. (I’m guessing I have WAY too much.) There always comes a point where you stop caring and it becomes easier to just buy what is missing. (Hopefully nothing is missing, but you never know.) I think I’ve finally got the ‘right’ arrangement of books and games downloaded onto my iPad (you know, the important shit ;). I have one more coming in (Jeaniene Frost’s Eternal Kiss of Darkness) that I bought a few weeks ago. I think picking reading material for a trip is one of the hardest things to do. I never know what I’m going to be in the mood for at any given time and I like to have a variety of genres. Of course, it IS easier now that I’m not trying to pack paper books. I used to fill every cranny of a suitcase with books. Now I can just buy them and put them on my e-reader. Should be simple, but I’ve never been good at ‘choosing’ when it comes to books…as my dh can attest to. *g* I currently have 20 non-fiction works, covering everything from health to religion, 13 YA, 26 Urban Fantasies, 21 Paranormal Romances, 18 Historical Romances, 15 Contemporary Romances, and 25 Action/Adventure/Mystery. The latter category actually covers a lot of different types of books. Everything from The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown to Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. I know William Gibson is sci-fi, but I wasn’t sure how he’d been shelved. I was a little surprised by how many non-fiction books I have on my iPad, but I’m really looking forward to reading them. I have a lot of business books in the mix that apply to creative endeavors.

When you travel, how do you choose what to take?

8 comments to “Hectic, Crazy With No End In Sight”

  1. That is a very good reason for an e-reader – a trip. I hadn’t thought about the number of books I stash on a trip. You’re right about the point where ready or not here I come. 🙂

  2. Love travel with e-reading. I used to pack tons of books, too. Now, of course, I have to pack all the kid stuff. *eye roll*

  3. Bernard, I’ve definitely well and truly hit that point. LOL!

  4. Charli, Yes, makes it much easier.

    LOL, there’s always a trade off. 😉

  5. When are you guys off and sailing?

  6. I carry research books for whatever I hope to brainstorm while I’m on my trip. Enjoy your trip! I have one of my own with Sasha in a couple of weeks!

  7. Vivi, It’s coming up fast. 🙂

  8. Delilah, I hope you and Sasha have a terrific time. 🙂