I know I just returned from vacation, but on the 12th we leave for our official Family Summer Vacation. Eve took her first real train ride last fall, loved it, and has been clamoring for another, so we're flying to Mountain Country and taking the train from there to our destination. All told, four hours on the plane and 36 hours on the train (we have a compartment so we're to actually sleep).
I'm really looking forward to getting away and reconnecting with some old friends, but at the moment the most appealing part of the whole week is that train trip. 36 hours to sit, talk with my family, and read, without having to be squeezed into an airline seat. Scenery schmeenery - I just want to stretch my legs and not be responsible for anything.
But 36 hours is a lot of reading time, even if some of it will be spent sleeping, talking and playing Bananagrams. It's especially a lot of reading time for someone who will get through a mass-market mystery in about 3 hours. That's a lot of books to buy, carry around and then have to deal with afterwards.
Wouldn't it be easier if I had a Kindle? I could download hundreds of books and slip them into my purse. I could buy new books whenever I decide I want them. The train will use less fuel if I don't have pounds and pounds of books.
That's it. If I buy a Kindle, I'm reducing my carbon footprint. That's the ticket.