Earlier this month I had some traveling to do and the airport is my favorite place for people watching. You encounter people from all over the world and everyone is headed to a different destination. It doesn't matter the time of day or how big the airport is, observing people is best done at the airport. I always root for the people who are running late, you know the ones you see them sprinting by with their carry-on bags that are practically bursting at the seams.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Help. Overall, Larsson's book was by far the book I saw most people engrossed in.
My traveling book was The Help, purchased at the airport because I accidentally packed my book in my checked luggage instead of my carry-on. The girl who was sitting next to me on one of my flights was also reading The Help. We talked about the book and reading for a little bit before we each put our nose in our books.
Other books I saw people reading:
- One Day
- Sarah's Key
- The Girl Who Chased the Moon
- A Visit From the Goon Squad
- Imaginary Girls
- Treachery in Death
- A couple different Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner books
I really wanted to ask the people with e-readers what they were reading but I'm kind of shy and didn't want to approach people by myself.
If you've traveled this summer what book (or books) did you bring with you on your travels?
I had my nook with me as well but prefer reading a physical book while flying. Mainly because of that portion of time when you can't have any electronic devices on.
Also, in the U.S., some of the airport shops have a special promotion called Read and Return. You purchase a book in their store, read it and if you return the book within six months (with the original receipt) you get half of your money back. The program isn't in all airports but it is in a quite a few and of course I've misplaced the bookmark that had the airports listed.