Nightstand – Taiwan style!

I really wanted to participate in this month’s Nightstand post, even if my reading plans are a bit unorthodox. I am a die-hard library user, preferring to lose myself in the stacks and smell all the books. I love being surrounded by hardcovers and paperbacks and shelves and shelves of books.

Well… I’m headed to Taiwan tonight to pick up my daughter. I have a luggage weight limit and cannot afford to take a bunch of books. So, I have bit the bullet, pulled up my big girl panties, and succumbed to an e-reader. If I have to be honest and admit that there are positive aspects to an e-reader, I suppose I can do that. The biggest advantage is that I can take as many books as I want. So, I borrowed the max that my library will allow and took screenshots of what is loaded on my Nook.






I also downloaded a few public domain books from Project Gutenberg. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Pygmalion, A Woman of No Importance, Around the World in Eighty Days…

I am under no delusions that I will read all of these books, much less finish more than one or two. Traveling to Taiwan to pick up your child is not a vacation. However, there are two VERY LONG flights and I desperately need something to read. With all of these options, I can try a book and ditch if it isn’t engaging on a 12 hour long flight or sitting in a hotel room. Most of these books have been on my to-read list for a long time so I will revisit them at some other time if I don’t get to them on this trip. However, I love having options!

Happy reading!!

5 Thoughts on “Nightstand – Taiwan style!

  1. Exciting! I understand your reluctance to cave in to an e-reader (I love “real” books too), but there are some definite advantages. I have fallen in love with my Kindle. It won’t ever replace hard books, but I keep it right alongside them now. The main thing is the content of the books anyway, and you’ve got quite a few good ones there. Praying all goes well in picking up your daughter!

  2. You have a good variety there – I always struggle knowing how to pack books for a trip because of the need to not pack too much but not knowing what I’ll want to read. E-readers (and library check-out systems) make that a lot easier. Good job biting the bullet, pulling up your big girl panties, etc 🙂

  3. I have to laugh because i am the world’s slowest reader. one book would probably weigh less.
    Have a safe and wonderful trip.

  4. 😀 HAVE AN AWESOME TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Praying for you guys.

  5. I have an e-reader and a foot high pile of books on my night stand. The e-reader is great for travelling, and also for buying books where we live (book stores are pretty limited in Papua New Guinea). Have a great trip!

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