I’m going to find myself on a long haul flight in two weeks and I’m already thinking about how I’ll keep myself entertained. We fly economy and in the case of Delta Airlines, the inflight movie tends to be on communal screen far away from me. I always opt to read something instead. One of my cousins gifted me with a Kindle as a wedding gift and it’s been my favorite travelling companion.
A book tends to be an introvert’s security blanket. Books were my buffer against the world and it was where I escape if I didn’t want to socialize at family gatherings or listen in class. I carried over the habit into adulthood and the Kindle has made it easier for me to enjoy eating in restaurants alone and waiting in line at the bank. Plus with the Kindle, I can bring a ton of books with me and it’s handy if you’re like me who can’t stand it when people can see what you’re reading.
I’ll admit that I haven’t acquainted myself with a lot of literary heavyweights in recent years (but hey, I try) but I have excellent taste in waste-your-time-away books. These are the kind of books that just suck you in and you can open it at any part of the story and it will still be so good.