Traveling with Books

24 06 2008

One of the things I dislike the most from traveling is the task to choose the books I’m taking with me. I have a huge collection of permanent books in my library and a selection of books I want to read. It’s too hard to part from them.

When I travel I take in consideration the time and place I’m going and how much time I think I’ll have to read. Of course I can’t forget that I have also need to be writing this blog, an e-zine and my next book. Unlike my last trip when I took a bunch of books with me,this time I will choose only 4-5 books. I will try to keep the size compact and the themes varied; non-fiction, fiction and mystery. I’m also bringing the latest magazines I received. I guess you can call me a read-a-holic. 🙂

If you travel with books I want to know about it.

What are you taking with you and how do you select your books?

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Clary Lopez, author of Simplicity, Richness of Life


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24 06 2008
Daniel

For the past two months, I’ve been traveling with my Kindle. It’s a great device that allows me to carry plenty of books in the space of one trade paperback. The selection is big but needs a bit more variety. The prices are better, and that’s a plus. I’ll have to put a post about it on my blog at http://www.bentpage.wordpress.com soon.

24 06 2008
globalwrite

A kindle can be pricey but yes, ebooks are the way to travel. I had a Franklin ebookman (now defunct) and what I loved about it was that I could tuck it in my purse and have all the books I wanted–without the second bag. (All right, plus I played games on it.) I’m looking into the ebookwise that Fictionwise offers. Cheap and useful
Meanwhile I have a sansa so I can listen to audio books from my library.
But like Daniel, I do like the idea about blogging about ebooks–maybe in a couple of weeks. RIght now we’re talking about networking for writers.
http://www.globalwrite.wordpress.com
Christine

25 06 2008
equilibrium2008

hmm I know I have same issues when I travel. I don’t know which book I am suppose t bring. But in the end, I would usually bring romance novel with me. 🙂 Something to make me occupied whenever I am alone 😉

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