Reading On Vacation

I prefer physical books over e-books. I like turning the pages, I like the crinkle of the spine, I love the smell of the ink on the paper. Reading physical books just has an overall good feeling to it.

But I do like e-books as well. I enjoy that I can carry multiple books with me anywhere and I also like that they’re typically cheaper than the standard paperback or hardcover.

I’ve been on vacation all week and I tend to read a book a day when I’m here.

Two years ago I read five books and last year I think I read eight books. I think it’d be cool if I read at least eight books again if not more, to try to beat my own personal record.

No, it’s not a race. I’d rather enjoy the book than zipping through it. Still, it’s fun to see how much I can read in a week.

I’ve been on vacation for four full days now and I still have today and tomorrow to read.

So far, I’ve read four books, each in one sitting. It’s been great!

Do you typically spend your vacations reading a lot? Let me know in the comments below!

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39 thoughts on “Reading On Vacation

  1. This sounds silly, but I actually read LESS on vacation. I think it’s because my family likes the kind of holidays that keep us busy, so I actually have less time to read than when I’m at home, since we’re always off sight-seeing! I’m totally with you on physical books> eBooks though

    • That happens sometimes. My parents love to keep busy. Sometimes I go with them, but there are plenty of times I tell them I’m staying behind to just sit back and relax.

  2. last year was the first time I only brought my e-reader on holiday and I was worried that it would malfunction and I would be without any books. Of course it didn’t and I enjoyed not having to lug several books around. At home though I still prefer physical books.
    Enjoy the last of your holiday! Hope you got lots of reading done.

  3. The only time I get time off is the weekends, which I’d love to spend reading, but I usually have a ton of things to do. However, I’ve been taking part in two readathons and I’ve read 4 books already this week.
    8 books is a huge pile! I hope you can better your own record. Good luck! πŸ™‚
    I also prefer physical books but I end up reading a lot of e-books because they’re not convenient, as you have pointed out.

    • I’ve had more time to read lately, which is great, but I still find it hard. Vacation is ideal for reading.
      I ended up reading 4 and a half, lol. I hung out with my cousins more often.
      Good luck with your readathons!

      • Thank you! πŸ™‚
        It seems like you got the best of both worlds – hanging out with your cousins and getting some reading done. I hope you had a great vacation. πŸ™‚

        • I did. We see each other a lot (we live down the street from one another), but it’s fun to live in the same house. They’re my best friends. πŸ™‚

  4. I agree- nothing can replace a book. Great post. I find I’m not reading as much as I want to. Balancing reading and writing is not easy. Happy rest of the summer, Rachel.

  5. I love reading, especially on holiday as there are so many little pockets of time – even if you’re travelling.
    I love a physical book! Its the feel and crinkle that i enjoy. My partner gave me an e-reader as a gift but I’ve only ever read one book on it, it just doesn’t give me as much satisfaction! I do see the bonus when on holiday though as I’m sure half of my suitcase weight it used on books haha.
    If you have any recommendations please visit my book list blog as I love getting recommendations!

    • Yeah, I know what you mean. I brought six physical books and then also my Kindle “in case I ran out of books to read,” lol. Plus, there was also a bookstore nearby so I could have just bought more. πŸ˜‰

    • Now that’s what I call a vacation! And yes, I prefer physical books too. Though it is nice to have an arsenal of books at your fingertips… especially since I’m a heavy packer, lol.

  6. I read more on vacation, no doubt. And one of my favourite parts of planning a vacay is what I am going to read. I also like paper books, and now the advantage is I can bring backup books on my eReader. You can never have too many books, right? πŸ™‚

    • Same here! I spent too much time trying to pack books. And no, you can never have too many. πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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