Traveling Again

 

An unexpected trip to Ohio came up. I’m going with my daughter for a family gathering. We’ll be flying. I’m packing my normal four books (In the Woods by Tana French, a new mystery in America although it’s been published in England, Giant by Edna Ferber for my monthly book club read, For the Roses by Julie Garwood for the romantic touch, and a fun humans meet aliens science fiction novel by Peter Jurasik of Babylon 5 fame). I don’t know how much I’ll be able to read when I’m there, but I’m prepared in case… I’m also hoping I’ll be able to take a side trip to a favorite used book store, but again, I can’t count on anything outside of family issues.

My daughter, on the other hand, is REALLY prepared. She’s packing eight books. Phew! She says they’re all light, easy reads. She just graduated from college and hasn’t started her full time work yet, so has some extra time. She’s squeezing in as much reading as possible around her shopping excursions and get togethers with her friends. Still, eight books is a lot – her suitcase will be heavy just because of the books…