This is a bit of a last minute post, but honestly, everything that has happened in the past couple of days has turned every decision into a last minute one. With the snow storms, the spontaneous work projects, and the sudden request to pick my brother up from the airport (welcome back broheem!), my schedule essentially fell apart.
And, to top it all off, my very own travel plans have gone unaddressed until the very last minute. I stayed up last night trying to figure out what to pack for my morning flight and was busy grabbing books to bring to my mom (some choices are the Lightbringer trilogy by Brent Weeks and the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray), when I realized: I hadn’t packed any books for myself!
What time is more fortuitous to a reader than the (hopefully) quiet hours spent as a passenger on a plane? What more of an excuse do you need to sit and devour your favorite book?
I didn’t have any time to go to a book store, I couldn’t make it to the library in the morning, and my bookshelves are surprisingly void of new material. I don’t have anything wrong with rereading a book (in fact, I’m considering grabbing a Harry Potter book for nostalgia’s sake), but the opportunity to spend an afternoon reading without a new story was quite tormenting.
I present to you my foolproof, last minute method of actually getting a new story to your fingertips! I do not have an eReader, but I do have an iPad! I downloaded the Overdrive app and connected that to my library’s eBook and audiobook selection. All you need is your library card number and possibly a PIN number (just give your library a call if this is the case… usually it’s as simple as your phone number). Voila! It’s like having an eReader without having to actually buy a whole new device and subscription! You do “check-out” books, and they have to be returned after a set amount of days. However, you are free to read without internet access once you have the book downloaded. This is so perfect for traveling and is so efficient. I love that libraries are doing this and have offered this to the public!
So, with the method chosen, I still have yet to choose a book. I have a couple of ideas bouncing around, however. Generally, when I travel I like something gripping and fun, because there can be numerous distractions around you onboard a flight (crying babies and drunk people… woot…). In this same vein of thinking, I was thinking about checking out one of these books:
- You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
- Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
- The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
What do you think? Do you have favorite books you bring with you while you travel? Do you always read certain types of books to keep you happy in the stress getting through an airport? Have eReaders served you well on flights/car rides?
Can’t wait to hear what you think!
Until next time!