I always like to have a book with me at all times – call it a nerdy grown-up security blanket – and rarely do I leave the house without slipping one into my bag (even if I KNOW I’m not going to have a chance to read it). Do you take a book with you? Do you take whatever book you’re currently reading, or do you have a special on-the-go book? And do you have a preference for a these types of book (paperback, hardback; short stories; poetry etc)?
I used to take a book with me everywhere but now I will only take a book with me when I know there will be some down time or waiting time in which I'll have time to read. Such as lunch or dinner break when working at our shop or when have to wait alone at the doctor's office. Someplace you know you are going to have to wait. Except I don't take a book and read with James or Father along. They like my undivided attention. When I do take a book it's the one currently reading. I tried the 'on the go' book and it just didn't work well for me. I'd forget what had happened previously and have to backtrack. So I grab my current read and put it in my purse. I prefer paperbacks because they are more portable. Novels are my favorite.
When we are traveling on vacation or for business or visiting relatives overnight, a book or two is an absolute must. Have you ever been stuck on a plane for a few hours without a good book -- the flight seems to last an eternity.
It now strikes me that there have been quite a few times I've been stuck somewhere without a book and I really could have used one. I'm going to have to rethink this and perhaps start putting my current read in my purse whenever leaving the house.