Carry-Ons

Carlson likes the Kindle, too.

Today’s topic comes courtesy of Booking Through Thursday:

Do you bring the book(s) you’re reading with you when you go out? How? Physically, or in an e-reader of some kind? Have your habits in this regard changed?

Definitely! Ever since childhood, I’ve always packed books – never just one – for trips, and once mass transit became a part of my daily life, carrying something to read became a necessity. (Train/bus delays are way, way more tolerable with a book.)  In fact, for many years “Can a book fit in it?” was one of the main criteria I used in selecting purses – and the amount of damage to a book’s cover was a pretty accurate representation of how long I had to carry it around before I finished.

Of course, now I have a Kindle, so that’s less of an issue – it fits in nearly every handbag I own. I also never have that wrenching moment anymore when I have to take the extra book out of my suitcase in order for it to close. I even keep the Kindle app on my iPhone, just in case I am stranded somewhere while carrying a really small purse.

So yeah, never, ever without a book — though rarely a physical one anymore.

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And yes, this photo is recycled from the slideshow when the kittens first arrived. The sinus issues I whined about last night have not improved, so I didn’t really have the ambition to stage a topically appropriate photo shoot tonight.

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3 thoughts on “Carry-Ons

  1. Mom September 28, 2012 / 7:31 am

    Always carried a new book or two of appropriate length to last through long flights. Living where I do, there was never a commute issue. Now, I carry my iPad with several books (and games) loaded on for trips but must admit to still cramming a magazine into my purse or carry on as well, for those sometimes lengthy moments when it is mandated that “everything that has an ‘on/off button’ should be turned off!!!!” So ridiculous and then you sit on the tarmac staring into space for 15 minutes at least! Had a refresher course yesterday, although I must say that flights were timely 😊

  2. maryann September 28, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    I take a (traditional, old-fashioned) book with me wherever I go and have for as long as I can remember. I’m easily bored and get antsy if I have to wait, so a book is a necessity. After trucking a whole carton to SC last winter I thought about getting a Kindle Fire; then someone said Just get an iPad. So far I haven’t gotten around to checking on either one.

    Sorry about your sinus/allergy problem. Do you use a Neti pot? Not a cure-all, but I find it helpful.

  3. smallblondehippy October 4, 2012 / 4:11 am

    The picture is so cute! I completely agree with you on the travel thing. Here’s mine: Booking Through Thursday

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