So I happen to be on vacation this week. Yay!! And as I was packing a thought occurred to me that I wanted to share.
You see, as I was shoving far too many pairs of shoes into my suitcase, my boyfriend pointed to a small stack of books to ask me what I was doing with them. When I said I was packing them he laughed at me. (He is, of course, the type of person who packs several electronic devices when he travels, and zero books.)
To clarify, I was packing three books. Three. For a week long vacation. I don’t find that to be an outrageous number of books, because it makes logical sense to me. You see, I was in the middle of one book, but close enough to the end that I knew I would finish before the week was over. Logically then, I would need a second book to read.
But unfortunately I can be a bit of a picky reader. You know, sometimes a book just seems to heavy or serious, and I’m just not in the mood for it. Or it’s a romance and I’m not in the mood for a sappy read. And really, I never realize I’m not in the mood for something until I’ve read a few pages and think “this just isn’t it.” So just in case I didn’t like my first choice, I packed a second one, resulting in a total of three books.
Of course if I had an e-reader this wouldn’t matter at all, but I don’t. :) But I’m curious to know, how many books do other people pack? Is three really too many, or does that make sense to everyone else? I figure that hey, if the books fit into the carry on, they’re coming!