Booking Through Thursday asks:
Do you bring the book(s) you’re reading with you when you go out? How? Physically, or in an e-reader of some kind? Have your habits in this
regard changed? (I know I carried books with me more when I was in school than I do now—I can’t read while I’m driving to work, after all.)
Absolutely. I bring a book with me everywhere I go. I won’t leave the house without one and a book is like an appendage of my body. I began reading books back to back in high school and this habit has never changed over the years. Books have kept my company at the gate, on the plane, in the coffee shop, on the beach, and anywhere I have time to spare. When I visited Los Angeles recently, I brought my copy of The Garden of Evening Mists with me to Book Soup in West Hollywood. I was planning to browse their A-Z fiction section and check out all their staff recommendation cards. Not anticipating to return to the accommodation, I carried my book with me so I could read over a glass of wine. Although I am an owner of an e-reader, I’m not keen on reading it for an extended period of time. I prefer to read the real book and turn the pages.