Thoughts on : Books and travel


Summer is here, and, if you’re not in holidays, I hope you will still get some time off work to enjoy the sun, with a good book, obviously!
Today, I’m coming to you with a new book discussion, about books and travelling. Whether you’re used to travelling around, or just for a road trip or a weekend away, How do you read during summertime?

W a n d e r l u s t . If like me, you’re looking at every opportunity to get away and discover the world, you’ll know what kind of struggle it is to bring books with you. As I’m a bit old-fashioned, I don’t own an e-reader, which makes this situation a little bit more complicated. Filling my suitcase with books, and I’ll win myself a little war with limited amount of baggage…and probably break my arms trying to lift the whole thing.
What do I do? Well, as hard as it is to choose, I take one book with me. Yes, just one, whether I’m going away for a few days, or two weeks. Because usually, I end up coming back with a lot more books than I left. Let’s be honest, who can resist an appealing bookstore, filled with books to own? If I’m in the middle of a book, and my departure date is coming too fast, I try to finish the book before leaving.

O n t h e r o a d. Whether I’m travelling by car, train, plane, I always have my book with me in my hand-luggage, so I can keep my book with me at all times. Nothing like a great story to get away, and make us forget about the long trip awaiting. I’m one of the lucky people that can read in the car and not get sick, so I make the most of it.

Let’s discuss! How do you read during summertime? How many books do you carry with you when you travel? Paperbacks, or eBooks? How many books do you read when you’re on holidays? Do you read in transports? Do you buy books when you’re on holidays? Let me know everything in comments!
Happy reading, and enjoy this summer xx

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10 thoughts on “Thoughts on : Books and travel

  1. I don’t tend to travel a lot but when I do, I take both a physical and my e-reader with me. I just can’t resist the fresh and wonderful feeling of a book in my hands! I loved this discussion, it was great to read. xoxo


  2. I agree with you. Although an e-reader allows one to carry as much books as the storage space allows, I still go for physical books while travelling.


  3. I used to bring 1-2 books with me depending on what type of vacation it was. If we were going on a road trip, I would bring more because I had more time to read. But if we were going to Disney or someplace where activities were planned every day, I would only bring one for the plane.

    Now, I bring my eReader so I don’t have to worry about damaging my books or losing a library book (my greatest fear!). And this way, if I read more than I expected, I have a handful of books at my disposal 🙂


    1. That’s a great way of thinking! 🙂 You’re right, I get scared about damaging my books, too, but since I prefer physical copies, I just force myself to payt attention to them a lot (and that’s not so hard, I think of my books as my babies, haha!). But an e-reader is really useful, to be sure to have enough books for the whole trip!
      Thank you for sharing! 😀

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  4. I usually take books around me. I took 12-13 books with me on my 1 month vaca. I was still concerned that it wasn’t enough, and I carried it with me on the plane, because if I handle my books, I know they are safe, and not being mishandled, and possibly damaged in another piece of luggage. Paperbacks, and hardbacks. Although I did bring a few ebooks. I’m not sure. It varies. Yes, of course. Unless, I am talking. I will be reading. No. Enjoy your summer, Marie!

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