I’m on vacation this week. I didn’t go anywhere exciting or exotic, I’m just not at work. Spending time puttering around the house, playing with the dog and … oh yeah. Reading. A lot.
Do your reading habits change when you’re on vacation? Do you read more? Do you indulge in lighter, fluffier books than you usually read? Do you save up special books so you’ll be able to spend real vacation time with them? Or do you just read the same old stuff, vacation or not?
Oh I definitely read more on vacation. I don’t think my actual choices change. I’m not one for beach book or Christmas books or any other sort of lighter book for the season. I have been participating in the R.I.P. challenge but most of those books have been in my regular genres, anyway.
I’ve been on bed rest for the last month and then in the NICU for two and a half weeks following that. Whether or not this really counts as a vacation, I’m unclear but I will say that bed rest provided me with a bit of a vacation-like reading spree. Having a newborn at home, well, quite frankly does not!
So, I guess the short answer is that while my reading habits conform to my ideals (just reading nonstop all day, every day) while I have down time, my genres and choices tend to stay about the same.