Last week, I was priviledged enough to be a part of my sister-in-law’s wedding in beautiful Waterton National Park.
The week before I left for my vacation, Tess Alfonsin (AKA Reading Countess) wrote a blog entry called “Where Are All The Readers?” You can read it here. As I packed my suitcase and backpack full of clothes, shoes, and many many books, I was determined to see how many readers I could see on our trip.
Well, Tess, out and about, I saw one child with a book and one adult with a book. However, it was interesting to look a little deeper. During my trip, I had the opportunity to stop in a bookstore in a little tourist town that is four square blocks. I, of course, picked up many non-fiction books for my classroom about animals. However, there must have been at least 5-6 families buying books while I was in there. So, while I didn’t see them reading, they must have been reading those books somewhere! Then, I had the unique opportunity of being on vacation with 120 other people who came to this destination wedding. I got to go into campers and hotel rooms and EVERY ONE that I went into had at least one book beside their bed. It got me thinking… I know that I read 2 adult books, 7 children’s books and a few picture books on my trip, but I’m not sure anyone but my husband actually SAW me reading. On holidays, I tend to read at night when I’m winding down from the day or in the morning before I go out. I read in the car when going from place to place. So, maybe it is not surprising that we don’t SEE people reading on holidays. However, if I ran into John Schu on holidays, I’m pretty sure I would see him reading! Check out how he does reading on holidays here.
So, what are your holiday reading habits?