19 July 2015

Holiday Reading | What's the Right Number of Books?

So, tonight I am flying back to my hometown to visit my dad and brother before I disappear to the other half of the world for 6 months, and I was wondering what the acceptable amount of books to take with me is...

I mean, it's a 4.5 hour flight, so there's a minimum of two books when you consider the return trip. Then I am there for 2 weeks and this is where things get tricky.

I only have carry-on luggage with a max 7kg limit. Of this, I can probably ration off about 2kg for books since I'll only need to pack shorts, bathers, sunscreen, and my laptop. Yay for the tropics!

Here's the pickle:
Do I want to use my allotted book weight to bring a couple of paperbacks with me, OR use it for my iPad (which I only use as an e-reader)?

My iPad holds about a hundred or so unread books, verses 2 unread paperbacks plus whatever books are still kicking around in my childhood bedroom. Either way I feel like I'll have enough content to read for 2 weeks (whilst still socializing with family, of course), but, like always with me, it comes down to weighing the pros and cons of each...

iPad vs. Paperback
100+ unread vs. 2 unread
eBook vs. Physical
Unknown vs. Favourites
Quantity vs. Quality

Ugh! Why does life have to be filled with such hard choices?!

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