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Question: Do You Read More While On Vacation?

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Julie (YMaKAC) has been on vacation for the last couple of weeks, so it’s easy to see where her inspiration for this week’s question came from. *winks*

I am, however, in a less common circumstance, and that circumstance is that I don’t have a regular 9 – 5 job, or even an irregular, but 40(ish) hours a week job. When I work, I work from home, but, for now anyway, I’m fortunate enough to be left to my own devices.

This means that, NO, I do not  read more on vacation. Vacations are usually the most structured part of my life (LOL), and if I tried to spend any significant amount of time reading while on vacay, my husband and/or my family would have my head. Same goes for blogging to a lesser extent.

I don’t resent them for that, b/c they also neglect their preferred social media platforms.

That being said, I do come from a family of readers, so if the vacation involves my side of the family, my sisters and I will find the occasional moment to spend reading with no threat of repercussions, and we fully take advantage of those moments. BUT all of those moments combined, definitely do not add up to more time than I usually spend reading. In fact, it’s not uncommon for me to totally crash out for a few days, and do nothing but read when I get home from a vacation.

I KNOW. I’m fully aware of how lucky I am. Please don’t hate me.

But what about you?

Do You Read More While On Vacation?

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My name is Jessica and I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I’m trying my hand at writing, but mostly I read. My favorite genres are Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and the YA versions of those genres, but if there is a book of a different color getting lots of buzz, I’ll read it too, just to be informed. If I’m not reading or writing, I’m probably on Goodreads or Pinterest or baking blueberry pies because I love them.

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  1. I work part-time away from home, I also have another job working from home, and I go to school, so yeah, when I am off from school and part-time outside work, I read more, but not much more. I think I more read on the weekends than anything. That’s when I catch up with my reading.
    Jennifer Bielman recently posted…Review: Songbird by Jaymin Eve (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

  2. I read a ton on my vacation. I go to a cabin every summer with no electricity. #1 fishes, I read. I read at least a book a day while I’m there. It is the only time when my reading out does my listening. Now, I have another vacay later in September in DC doing touristy things. Probably not as much reading there.
    Melanie Simmons recently posted…Dark Skye Audiobook by Kresley Cole (Review)

    • How lovely. I bet there are TONS of people who would love to a vacation in which they could read a book a day. Probably one of the only kinds of vacations you don’t need a vacation from 😉

  3. Well I don’t hate you, but I’m afraid that you’ll hate me when I tell you that I’m on my vacation for a month and a half and I have a month and a half left. So yeah! That’s what you get when you are a nerd and have really good grades that you don’t have to retake any exam and with all that no summer jobs. It’s sucks at times as I wish to earn some money, but well I have got plenty time to read. So yeah. Anyhow great post 😉
    Tanja recently posted…Blog Tour: Storms of Lazarus by Karen Kincy

    • Pfft. I would never begrudge someone their reading time. I hope you take full advantage of it, to be blissfully happy and ready to take on whatever school throws at you when you go back 😉

  4. I bring one books or read on my phone but I don’t get much reading done during vacation. My boyfriend would go nuts if I tried to the entire vacation lol

    • Exactly, LOL. Sometimes you just have to accept that reading isn’t going to be much of an option for a few days.

  5. Nope. Well if it’s a vacation that I actually leave the house for then no. If it’s a stay home vacation then yeah, I try to read more.
    Jennifer recently posted…That Wallbanger is Back in Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton

    • You know, I don’t think I’d heard the term “staycation” until this post, but I like it, and yeah, I’d read more on one of those too.

  6. I might pick up a book or two to keep me busy at the airport or while getting to my destination but I tend to get pretty lazy and just spend my days laying out in the sun on the beach with a drink in hand…LOL Isn’t that what a vacation is all about?! I can read when I get home 😉
    Lori recently posted…Blog Tour | Character Interview with Gideon from EVER AFTER by Kate SeRine + Giveaway

    • See . . . for me, the only thing that could make lazing about on the beach with a drink in hand, would be having a book in the other hand 😉

  7. It depends on the vacation how much I will read, but I always go prepared. When we road trip, I read in the car, before bed and during any down time. When we cruise I read by the pool, and a little before bed. Now the beach.I can read a novel a day!
    kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Amity by Micol Ostow

    • I can too (read a novel per day) . . . if I’m permitted, LOL. But if I’m not, I can binge when I get home 😉

  8. It really depends on the type of vacation. With a really lazy beach vacation, I may read more, but generally I don’t. Some vacations (like when I went to the UK with just my husband), I actually don’t get a chance to read much at all.
    Lisa recently posted…Tough Traveling – Save the World!

    • Yeah, sightseeing vacations have never allowed much time for reading for me either. I like this idea of a “staycation” I keep hearing about though 😉

  9. I read less on vacation (mostly because most of my vacations are spent going to book conventions where I talk about books but don’t really read while there). Even when I go on a cruise, I find that I just don’t get around to reading. I mean to every dang time but alas it doesn’t happen.
    Felicia the Geeky Blogger recently posted…ReRead Review: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

    • You know . . . going to a book convention is just about the best reason I can come up with for not being able to read on vacation. I bet you don’t even mind, LOL.

  10. Since part of a writer’s job is to read…would reading on vacation count as work?! I would love to just sit on the beach and read for a week, but I would feel guilty. When I’m on vacation, I feel like I should be out seeing the sights.

    • See, I think a vacation should be whatever you want it to be. If I was traveling across Europe, then reading would take a backseat b/c I’d rather be sightseeing, but if reading was what I most wanted to do while on vacation, I would do it, and feeling guilty about it would never even occur to me.

  11. You are one lucky lady!! I actually tend to read less on summer vacation because I am out and about at the beach or snorkeling or something hopefully fun. I still read.. it’s an addiction I cannot go too long without. I can also just spend an entire day reading on the couch – I will always have a book close by that is for sure. Thank goodness for the kindle app for android *tee hee*

    Great question!!
    Chanzie recently posted…Book review: Angel Astrology 101 by Doreen Virtue & Yasmin Boland

    • Thanks, Chanzie! Regardless of what I’m doing–relaxing at home for the day, running errands, handing out by the pool–it doesn’t matter, I always have a book nearby 😉 Thanks goodness for kindle indeed.

  12. I’m like you Jessica, I work from home so I’m lucky enough to have a more flexible schedule when it comes to reading and blogging. As a result, I don’t do as much reading on vacation either. Most of that though is because I’m the type of person that has to write the review for one book before I can start another, and I don’t want to write reviews on vacation:)

    • SERIOUSLY. If I don’t immediately write a review the likelihood that I will EVER write that review drastically decreases, and while I do love reading, writing the review is not nearly as fun. I’ll wait until I get home 😉

  13. I always think I will get some reading done on vacation and always end up with a bunch of unread books on the kindle. As for blogging? Only was is prescheduled. I do no blogging while off.
    Nathan ( recently posted…Tough Travels- Saving the World

    • Yeah, it’s much easier to let go of blogging while on vacay than reading. Sometimes I don’t even need to be on vacation to want a break from blogging, LOL.

  14. I think I read about the same when I’m not having vacation, but it FEELS like I read more because I don’t do anything else, haha. I always spend time with family and friends, so that doesn’t change either. I guess I’m more aware of the fact how much I’m reading.
    Mel recently posted…Review 280. Kristin Cashore – Fire.

    • I can see that. I’m always more aware of how time is spend on vacation too, b/c as soon as it starts, there’s this countdown to when it ends 😉

  15. OOOoooooOO I read so much when on vacation! Usually, when we go on vacation I tempt fly far away (means lots of reading) and then we often go to beachy places where I spend my time sunbathing, swimming and .. guess what, reading!
    Once a year when my husband and I go on vacation with my parents, it’s heaven as my mom and I read all day and the men go out and “play” :))

    • Your vacations sound like my ideal vacation. If and when I’m no longer at home most of the time, I will put up a much bigger fight over the types of vacations we go on 😉

  16. I don’t either unless it is a long drive and I listen to an audio (I can’t read in the car, it makes me car sick). I do stay home as well so I read mostly while my kids are at school and vacation time is just that, a vacation from everything so I usually get very little reading done at all.
    kindlemom1 recently posted…Blog Tour Book Review: Storms of Lazarus by Karen Kincy

    • Exactly. Same for me. But it’s hard to begrudge that when typically I do have so much free time to read.

  17. My first reaction was to say no, but when I thought about it, it could go either way. If I’m going to visit my family than yes, I read more. My family doesn’t have television and so we read. Not that we sit and read ALL the time, we do visit and stuff. And we go DO things, but when it’s down time we read. I also usually take Amtrak out and so I read on the way and the way home. Last time I went I read two books just on the way.
    If I’m going on a vacation to the beach or up to Seattle, then no, I usually read less. We’re just too busy going the whole time.
    Candace recently posted…Book Review: Neurotica by Eliza Gordon

    • Yeah, it totally depends on the type of vacation. Lazy beach vacations . . . reading all the time. Sightseeing vacations . . . not so much 😉

  18. I’m in a very similar situation to you – I’m a graduate student at the work-from-home stage. But I hope that will change very soon – I’ve been applying to jobs a lot… I wonder how my life will change when I have an 8-5 or something. But for now, reading time is pretty much when I make it. I also haven’t had a vacation in 4 years… I need one, badly.
    Berls recently posted…“Sassenach” S1:E1|Outlander Thoughts

    • But isn’t it nice in the meantime? I would definitely feel more productive with an 8-5, but I’m enjoying being able to read whenever I want in the meantime 😉

  19. Being left to your own devices is always a plus in my book! *evil laugh*

    If it’s a staycation, I read a ton because that means I’m off from work but enjoying the comforts of home and my kindle. But if I’m going out on a full blown vacation like I am next year…then no because I will be sightseeing and whatnot. I guess I can squeeze it in while I’m in flight or at night before I fall asleep. 🙂

    So it truly depend on what kind of vacation I’m taking… ♥

  20. Nope… my vacations aren’t really vacations because I still have a five and three year old and they need constant attention. My reading time is right before bed, and if I can I read while on vacation but lots of times we are staying up late and doing other things so the reading time goes out the window. My dream is to one day go to the beach and sit quietly by the shore and watch the waves and read…. it will happen one day…
    Heidi recently posted…Review: The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

    • Yeah, I can see that. And I hope you live that dream, Heidi! I hope you live that dream 😉

  21. My first reaction was, “of course, I read more on vacation!” but then I realized, I really don’t. I spend my evening reading and writing reviews when I’m not on vacation and when I am I spend a the same amount of hours during the day and not reading at night. However, reading by daylight instead of lamplight…now that’s a novelty.

    • Yeah, I always think that way too, and take a ridiculous amount of reading material with me on vacations, and then I come back with the same amount of material to be read, LOL.

  22. I think I do, but only if we go away for vacation, and then it’s mostly at night. Obviously I’m not doing much reading during the day when the family and I are out and about sightseeing or having fun or doing whatever it is we do while on vacay, but at nights when we’re in the hotel room with nothing to do but watch tv, I read. There are much less distractions – at home, I have my PC and the games on it, my dogs, chores to do and errands to run, all of which would demand my time in the evenings. Being away from all that means I just get to settle back with my book and enjoy 🙂
    Mogsy recently posted…Tough Traveling: Saving the World!

    • Darn that life for getting in the way of reading, LOL. I get you though, so many things that constantly need to get done at home. I procrastinate entirely to much in favor of reading on that front 😉

  23. Hmm interesting question. Well, no, not really. If my vacation requires a lot of travel (like flying) then that is when I read. But usually my vacations are visiting family that I don’t get to see very much (since my parents live in California, Hubby’s parents live in Georgia, and here we are in Texas), I spend my free vacation time with people heh.
    Julie S. recently posted…That’s what HE said Thursday- August 14, 2014

    • Darn those people for getting in the way of reading, LOL. You really should get one of those “Go Away, I’m Reading” shirts. 😉

  24. It depends on the vacation, if it’s a beach vacation, yes I listen and read a lot more. I love seating under my umbrella with a couple cocktails and a few good books. Now if it’s vacation like Disney or any kind of site seeing, then I don’t. Another of my favorite things to do is getting on rides, sometimes those are book rides and sometimes are roller coasters..LOL
    Lupdilup recently posted…Those Who Wish Me Dead Audiobook Review

    • LOL. I think I might make myself sick if I tried to listen to a book on rides. But go you! Cast iron constitution 😉

  25. I’m going on vacation next week and have books I hope to get to, but I know I won’t get to them. As much as I love reading and books, it’s nice to step away from it for a while 🙂
    Nereyda recently posted…Book Mood Board (1): A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas!

  26. Actually I did read more during my vacation and enjoyed reading just because ..I didn’t think about reviews that might need to be written. I found a book and just read it off my kindle and a couple other books. Yes I do read more …but i only read at night time.
    julie recently posted…I want it that way

    • LOL. Yeah, I do that too. I’ll read as much as I can, but review those books? No way, man. MAYBE when I get home 😉

  27. Yes I do. This vacation was crazy, I read a book a day. I did nothing else than read and read
    blodeuedd recently posted…The Thousand Names – Django Wexler

  28. I actually read a lot more when I’m on vacation! Both because I really don’t have as much time to read when I have classes, and the kids also have school and activities, and because sometimes, traveling inspires me to read. Of course, I do other stuff on vacation, but reading is a big part of my pleasure!
    This past week, we were in Mallorca, and we didn’t have an internet connection. So the fact that I didn’t sit down to write reviews, or chat with blogger friends between books made it so that I had more reading time as well. I think I read 13 books :O Not all of them were full length novels, but still 😀
    Lexxie recently posted…Audio Review: Unholy Ghosts – Stacia Kane

  29. Well, as I just finished a vacation packed-full of reading, I have to say, yeah, I do read a lot on vacation. But it does depend when/where I’m vacationing. Since this was a “staycation”, it lent itself to reading.
    Mary recently posted…Speed Date with Kate: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

    • There’s that word again–STAYCATION. I love it. I’m gonna go on one of those 😉

  30. LOL I think I’m kinda in the same situation as you, Jessica, where I don’t have a normal 9-5 job. I work, but I work occasionally – like a few times a month – at a bookstore. *grins* And otherwise, I’m my kids’ chauffeur, maid, chef, etc. So I, too, give up some reading time when we go on vacation. (You just read about how my vacation reading went…huh?!?) I also give up blogging and social media for the most part. I figure it’s ‘family’ time. BUT hubs and I have done a few vacations by ourselves where it was just us, beach, drinks…and we both read a TON! I’m hoping to do that again next year for our anniversary. 🙂

    • I hope you get to do that for your anniversary too. My husband and I take a lot of vacations with our families, and unless we’re at the beach, I don’t get much reading done . . . EXCEPT when we go to my grandparents house. Then my grandmother and I stay inside and read, while the men go do crafty things in my grandfather’s work shop. Sometimes I even get a new bookcase out of the deal 😉

  31. I guess it depends. When it’s a family vacation, and it would require we go to a family-oriented place, I tend to get distracted and forget about reading. I remember the first time we went to Hawaii, we were there for a week so I brought ten books with me. I managed to read one. Lol.
    Joy (Joyousreads) recently posted…The Strain by G. del Toro and C Hogan

    • YEP. I always travel with a separate book for reading material, and I seldom get to any of it, LOL. But hey, I’m an optimist 😉

  32. I read kind of the same amount. I mean if I’m not actually doing anything on my vacation then I read a lot, but if I’m around my family and we’re doing family stuff then I read significantly less. That doesn’t stop me from taking tons of books with me anyways when I go to vacation.. LOL
    Marianne recently posted…I Have a Horrible Bookish Habit!

    • Me TOO. I always have infinitely more books available then I could actually read, LOL.

  33. You are to read on vacation? And more!? LOL! That’s funny. I wish I could read on vacation. But that is more family time with the shifts my husband and I work and the kid. Though we usually have some big project to work on or go away, so I don’t get to read much of anything. 🙂
    Melissa (My World…in words and pages) recently posted…The Number of Your Years…

  34. If I’m with my guy or my friends, then I don’t read as much. Vacationing with my family? All reading, all the time. I distinctly remember that when HP #6 was released it was right before my family and I went to our cottage. I read the book in two days and then spent the next two weeks mourning the death of a certain character. I put towels over my bedroom windows and listened to Evanescence on a loop. Clearly a cry for help. My family has understandably never let me forget it LOL.
    Danya recently posted…Tough Traveling: Saving the World

    • Hahahaha!! Can’t. Stop. Laughing. That is awesome. I’m trying to think if I ever did anything like that, and the only thing I can come up with was when I thought Anne was going to marry Emily’s dad, and that Gilbert was dying. But even then . . . not nearly as dramatic, LOL.

  35. Not as much as I would like it. I usually get some audiobook in when i do my exercise in the AM….if and when i get that chance. =)
    angela carr recently posted…Nalini Singh Book Boyfriend Battle: Team Snowdancer – Round 4

    • I never get as much reading done as I’d like, LOL. On vacation or otherwise 😉

  36. I’m the same. My work life is flexible and I can usually read a book per day but I’ve been on vacation for 2 weeks and have only read 3 books.

    Something is always planned on vacation or my husband is around so we’ve caught up on a lot of television/movies instead.

    I was sort of looking forward him going back to work so I could catch up on my reading lol

    • LOL. I know what you mean. I usually don’t mind stopping with the reading, and the blogging when he gets home . . . unless he’s home for MANY days in a row 😉

  37. i plan to read a lot in SUMMER*olaf singing voice* or any other school vacation . Funny thing is i get distracted and binge watch tv shows. I could read a couple of books but instead only read on or two . tv has stories, so no problem right? lol

    ok i’m going to recommend some shows/anime YOU MUST watch . pretty please

    monthly girl nozaki kun_ ( gakken shoujo nozaki kun is a comedic high school slice of life anime . synopsis

    High school student Chiyo Sakura has a crush on schoolmate Umetarō Nozaki, but when she confesses her love to him, he mistakes her for a fan and gives her an autograph. When she says that she always wants to be with him, he invites her to his house and has her help on some drawings. Chiyo discovers that Nozaki is actually a renowned shōjo manga artist named Sakiko Yumeno. She then agrees to be his assistant in order to get closer to him. As they work on his manga Let’s Fall in Love (恋しよっ Koi Shiyo?, Let’s Have a Romance),[3][4] they encounter other schoolmates who assist them or serve as inspirations for characters in the stories.

    orphan black : A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her. . so much sci fy ey goodness

    IN the flesh: The show, set in the fictional village of Roarton, Lancashire, though filmed in Marsden, West Yorkshire,[6] depicts life after “The Rising”. During The Rising, deceased teenager Kieren Walker and thousands of other people who died in 2009 were re-animated as rabid zombies. The re-animated people were hunted down during “The Pale Wars” by armed militias. A medication was found to bring consciousness back to the undead, returning their minds to who they were before dying. The undead that were not killed by the militias were then rounded up and were given medication and rehabilitation by the government in a plan to reintroduce them to society.

    ok that’s al, Jessica

    if you are able to only watch one. WATCH NOZAKI KUN * uses mind powers to hook you *

    SUGOI ( probably used incorrectly haha)
    roro recently posted…BOOK TOUR: Playing By The BOOK by S. Chris. Shirley ( REVIEW)

    • LOL, Ro! How can I say no to that? I’ll come back after I’m caught up on my blog stuff and make a list 😉 Are any of these on Netflix??

  38. Oh, I remember going on a vacation once with my family. It’s summer, we’re on a beach and the ocean is just in front of me, tempting me to swim. But I didn’t do any swimming though because I have a book with me. Then my mother threatened to throw all my books if I didn’t join them. I know she’s serious so, from that moment, I just decided to leave a book behind.

    Anyway, I discovered this magical thing called e-reader. Mwahaha. But to answer your question.. No 🙁 I read more when I’m at home and pretend that nobody is existing but me =))

  39. It depends on the type of vacation time I take. If it’s stay home vacation then yes I get to read more. If its a go somewhere vacation then no I only get to read during the ‘travel time’ either in the car or on the plane if I’m NOT the one driving. Which really isn’t much time at all really.

    Except years ago when I was on my honeymoon there was SO much travel time on plane, and on a bus that I got quite a bit read. But for the most part no suck luck as yours.

    Even if I ever do become a house wife instead of a normal 8 to 5 worker I would have kids to look after so I think it would be harder to read – but I hear audio books are a good option =)
    Tabitha (Not Yet Read) recently posted…Review: Shadows by E.C. Blake

    • Yeah, lots of people go the audio route. Not a good option for me, b/c I totally zone out, but if you don’t have that problem, it’s a perfect solution.

  40. I usually DO read more on vacation, cause unless I’m somewhere visiting and sight seeing, if I have time to kill on my own… unless I’m in a reading slump, I read like a maniac!
    Pili recently posted…Friday Reads: ARC of Between by Megan Whitmer!!

  41. I usually do read more while on vacation. This year I read 5 books during our week long camping trip 🙂
    Finley Jayne recently posted…Fifty Shades of Frozen-Too Cute!

    • Camping trips and beach trips are the exception. I still don’t read MORE, I don’t think, but I do get to read a lot 😉

  42. Vacation? What is that? I haven’t had one for ages so I don’t think I would read on one, but then maybe I will… 🙂 Love that you can read when you come home!
    Melissa (Books and Things) recently posted…Mini Review: In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall

    • LOL. You should try one of these “staycations” everyone’s talking about 😉 And me too, Melissa . . . me TOO.

  43. It totally depends on the vacation. If I’m on ‘vacation’ at home, then I definitely read more. Usually. But when I go somewhere for vacation, I read less. Usually. 😀
    Christy recently posted…Game (Jasper Dent #2) by Barry Lyga

    • Yeah, I have trouble making black and white statements too. Usually 😉

  44. This is a hard ome because normally i’d say i don’t get any reading done during vacations but I just had a month long vacation and Europe where I got a lot of reading done. I read around 13 books which was weird since I wasn’t expecting to resd that much. That being said i got back a few weeks ago and haven’t read all that much. If anything I feel like i’m making myself read rather than just wanting too. I know i’m weird LOL. Isn’t it supposed to be the opposite?
    Lily recently posted…Some Boys: Review

    • It sounds like you’re in a book funk. At least that’s what my book funks are like–forcing myself to read. You should maybe try binge-watching a TV show or something. NETFLIX is an excellent cure for a book funk 😉

  45. Its really the only time I can “get” good reading in and not be distracted by something or someone. So that would be a yes, lols.

  46. Unlike you Jess, I go to school. :/ During the school year I mean. So, when summer comes, I’m super excited and only want to relax you know and, yea, READ. So yeah I read much much more. You figured, right? I now post review every day or two days and love it since my Goodreads challenge is to read 300 books and I’m ONLY 12 books behind schedule haha. 😛
    Lola recently posted…Review of A Safe Space (Somebody Else’s Fairytale #4) by E.M. Tippetts

    • Go you! I hope you get caught up and soon. You can totally do it, reading fiend that you are 😉

  47. I wish! Reading time always seems to go out the window when I am on vacation.
    Jo recently posted…Book Review: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

    • Me TOO. Mostly . . . sometimes I’m lucky. But mostly, yeah, no time for reading.

  48. I’m a stay at home mom right now, so there is no such thing as vacation time for me. LOL I read more actually when my oldest daughter goes back to school (which happens to be really soon). Soon I will no longer be a stay at home mom because I’m going back to work. I graduated from college, so it’s time for me to go back in my job field. Thank goodness…I need to see more adults. LOL
    Audiobooks have been savior this past summer, especially with having the kids home for the summer.

    • And there you go–no matter what your situation is, if there’s a will, there’s a way 😉 I’m glad audiobooks have worked so well for you.

  49. The funny thing for me is that I always think I am going to read more on vacation but never do. I used to drag a bunch of books and they sit unread. So now I only bring my ereader and just read whatever is on it. There are enough books on it that if I finish one there are plenty others to get to.
    Angie recently posted…Sunday Post

    • LOL. There are apparently a LOT of us who feel that way. And I always say never again too, but so far . . . this time’s gonna be different, I can feel it! 😉

  50. Idk I guess this could go either way for me. Most of the time when I go on vacation I’ll take books for the car ride or the plane ride. I’ll pretty much only read at the beginning of the trip and at the end of the trip.
    My last trip was to Europe and I live on the West Coast of America so the plane time was about 16 hrs one way. Which meant I was reading a lot because I had nothing else to do and I find it hard to sleep on a plane. So I read the whole way to Europe and all the way back. I was also able to find a small amount of time to read while on the cruise ship so I probably read more than normal with my last trip but that was only because it was so far away from home.
    Alexa recently posted…The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

    • Yeah, travel time is definitely a good way to fit in reading while on vacation.

  51. I just comeback from vacation and only managed to finish one book while trying my hardest to read in any empty moment. So no, I definitely don’t read more on vacation. I’m with you — my vacations are usually structured, leaving little reading time. (Plus I was camping — it’s really hard to read by the light of a lantern, haha.)
    Lina recently posted…I’m Going Off to College! + GIVEAWAY

    • Yeah, on vacations like those, I’m always a bit happy to get home to my books 😉

  52. I always hope to read more but I tend to read less on vacation. We’re usually doing activities together as a family during vacations and that means less alone time & reading time for me, LOL! I still have a good time, but towards the end I usually start having reading withdrawals!! 🙂
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    • YEP. Reading withdrawals are just part of the vacation experience for me, LOL.

  53. I do tend to read more during vacation– especially if a plane ride is involved. Planes make me really nervous, so I have to distract myself. I also tend to read more if I’m visiting family because sometimes I just really, really need to escape from them.
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    • Yeah, I didn’t take travel into consideration, and I definitely should have, b/c it is an excellent time to fit in some reading 😉