Packing those books
As I am repacking for a second trip to Florida tomorrow, (ailing mother-in-law visit, take 2) I shared my book dilemma with my husband. Last time I brought with me two books, and I never read either. Every bit of free time I had I either walked or attempted to write. This trip looks like it will be much the same. So to the book issue: I’m around page 100 in Shuggie Bain, a beautifully written, painful book about abuse and addiction. It’s been a hard read, and I tend to only read a few pages at a time before bed. The other book I am looking forward to reading is Caste. I loved The Warmth of Other Suns, by the same author, plus we’re having a writing project book group on Caste soon.
“Do I bring two books again, like I did last time?” was the question I posed to my husband,
“Bring the lighter book,” he said.
“What? They’re both pretty heavy books. Go by weight? Who ever chose a book by weight?”
“I mean the less serious book.”
I think they’re both pretty serious. Do I bring a third “lighter” read? Wasn’t it Ellen DeGeneres who made a joke about not reading in her day-to-day life, but when you go away, suddenly you’re taking three or four books on a four-day trip? Just in case.
Do you find yourself taking too many books with you when you go away?