BTT – Vacation

Do your reading habits change when you’re on vacation? Do you read more? Do you indulge in lighter, fluffier books than you usually read? Do you save up special books so you’ll be able to spend real vacation time with them? Or do you just read the same old stuff, vacation or not?

I hate to admit it, but when I am on vacation I tend to do the opposite of what normal booklovers do. When I am on vacation, I tend to not pick up a book at all. A lot of my vacation time is spent with my family and my youngest sister just turned time so any free time I have is usually taken up by her. I find it difficult to just sit down and read a book when I know that I get to see my family only once a year.

I imagine that if I were to read on vacation, though, it would be the same sort of things I read every other day. I tend to read purely for enjoyment and that means that I read what I want when I want and I don’t let anything get in the way of that. If I am in the mood for a serious “grown up” book, then I will read that. If I want a Young Adult, I read it… If I want to remember the simpliar times I childhood, I might read Little House on the Prairie or something similar.

What about you? Do you spend your vacation time reading? Is it different from your normal reading style? Please leave me a comment with either your answer or a link to your answer! Hope you all had a blessed Thursday (15 minutes to get this post in before it is officially Friday where I live – California)!

Booking Through Thursday

This week’s question asks:

All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical speciman, that is, not the title.) Does your preference differentiate between a standard kind of used book, and a pristine, leather-bound copy?
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Hmm, this is an interesting question that I have actually thought about before. I am one of those people that my opinion differs based on the binding. For paperback books, I prefer books that have been read once or twice, but not too many times. I rarely get those books because I have to admit I don’t go t used book stores that often. Anyway, I prefer them read because it isn’t such a struggle to keep the page open or whatever. However, I don’t like them at the point where the binding looks like it is going to break apart. For hardcover books, I like them in any form I can get them in. I know that they are heavier so I have to read them sitting at a table (I have weak wrists) but if I could have every single book in hardcover, I would. I love them. They are more durable. They look better. I just really love hardcover books. But my ultimate favorite, which I don’t even own any books in this form, is hardcover leather bound with gold embossing. I love them. They are the prettiest books in the world. If I could have my entire library that way, I would. I went to visit an old family friend and he had around 100 classics that way on a bookshelf and it was the most elegant, prettiest thing I had ever seen. I really just wanted to read those books and have a library full of books that looked exactly like that.

Anyway, how do you like your books? Happy THURSDAY!