We’re getting ready to spend three weeks up north, and I’m trying to decide what to pack, bookwise. The mp3 player is crammed full of audiobooks for the drive, thirteen hours on a well-known route so no wasting time with maps. The destination has a good library, so I ought to be able to relax about any decision I come to. I’m already daydreaming about the beach chair, the Adirondack lounger, the swing in the woods for the print reading once we arrive. But what to bring, what to bring! Do I
- Take those couple of titles I’ve been slogging through–at last here’s some distraction-free time to knock them off.
- Take only what fits in my suitcase, except that
- We’re going by car, so I can take more than one suitcase.
- And what about my e-reader?
- (adds “e-reader charger” to packing checklist)
- Although it’s technically a vacation, I have work to edit and drafts to revise, so maybe not nonstop reading.
- (adds “CMoS” and “novel drafts” to packing checklist)
- Do cookbooks count?
- All of the above.
- (takes tennis racket and sleeping bag out of suitcase)
All of the above, of course, and maybe an extra sweater.