I returned home from the recent RWA Conference in NYC, having been super careful not to overload my luggage with books. I’m used to traveling light these days and most of my reading is done on Kindle. But I love the feel and smell of a print book. I love to run my hands over the cover. Turning down offers for free books is so hard for this gal to do, but I did it. I came home with only six books, one of those was the book I’d taken with me and hadn’t had time to finish. NY is a busy, busy place, and I spent a lot of time socializing. Here is a photo of my stash:
Now you’d think I’d pace myself, right. No way! I was like a kid in a candy store. Each story was different, each really well written. Each served a different purpose. One I read all day and night because I felt off color. I’d stretch out on the couch, move to the recliner, back to the couch, and finally to bed. Two of the shorter books I read in one late afternoon early evening after spending the day re-organizing closets. One night I went to bed at seven-thirty (true) and read until about two a.m. One of the books had five hundred and fifty pages, and two others came in at a little over four hundred pages. I finished the last one yesterday. Two weeks, six books, that’s not bad. I don’t watch much television and I stop working most days by about 5pm. That leaves quality reading time. Tonight I’ll have to order something from Amazon because I am all out of reading material. I’m sure it will feel strange to go back to reading on the Kindle.
Now if I can remember to do it, I’ll take this stack of books to my chapter meeting and give them to someone who did not attend conference this year. Now what about you? What are your favorite reads? Do you favor print or eBooks?