So I recently just finished two weeks holiday and I read…just under two books. Normally I read 1-2 books a week. You would think that with all this free time and the ability to stay up late reading I would read more. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. I know that I played way more Candy Crush than usual, so why wasn’t there time for reading?
My answer this time and for more recent vacations is that I plan a lot of stuff. I go to the accountant, the dentist and do all those sorts of mundane things. This time I went to a conference, which was fun – but it was also 12-16 hour days! I go to baking classes. I walk more. I clean things. Most of the times when I go away, I don’t read much either. I feel I need to get my money’s worth out of the trip! I think the best I’ve done is one and a half books while away (Melbourne, you shut far too early in the middle of winter!) I had planned for a day of reading, like a Readathon but I never got there. Which makes me ask the question, do you read more or less while on your vacation?
These days I only take a Kindle away, but it’s kind of pointless because I won’t read that much…plus I buy books anyway. (Holiday books are special).
Do you tend to read particular genres while you’re on holidays? Like do you need to read about Japan while in Japan? I have a tendency to read all the local newspapers I can get a hold of when I’m away, plus all the tourist brochures.
If I’m at home, I plan to read chunksters or heavier books, but that never happens. I usually end up reading something light and fun. I’ll save the heavy, addictive reads for when I’m back at work.
Feel free to share your holiday reading habits below!