Weekly Question: Do You Read More While On Vacation?


This is our first Weekly Question at Cristina’s Book Reviews and the idea came from Rabid Reads.  If you don’t follow that blog, you should because they are fabulous!

Back to the question at hand…

Unfortunately, no I don’t.  I actually think I read less on vacation. Vacations are relaxing and rejuvenating, they’re also busy for me.  While I’m not having the usual day-to-day stress and activities, I’m still busy in a different way. We’re usually sightseeing and exploring, and there’s too much to see and do. Then at night when I usually do a lot of reading, I’m too tired from exploring or traveling to stay up too late reading or we’ve got to get up REALLY early the next day, so I can’t stay up too late.  There are times when we stay with family, so we’ll spend the evening chatting and visiting with them (and I don’t want to be rude and pull out a book, LOL). Plus, we usually travel by car (we love road trips!) and I can’t read in the car anymore – gives me headaches. So, I usually end up reading less on vacation. However, I still bring a couple books with me and my Kindle – just in case! ;)



  1. Cristina says

    I always read on vacation…I can’t help it but I do. And I read a lot more because I have the time but I can only do that if it’s a staycation but if it’s an actual, I’m leaving the state type thing…then no, I don’t read quite as much. :)

    • Tricia says

      I wish I could read more on vacation, but it’s family time, so less reading. Staycations – I do read more unless we’re doing local road trips (I can’t read in the car). Thanks for sharing! :-)

  2. says

    Like I said on Rabid Read’s blog, I usually read the same amount of books on vacation or not on vacation. I don’t like ignoring my family outright if we’re together, so I usually just read when I’m not doing anything (which is the same thing I do when I’m NOT on vacation). I mean vacation just gives me more time to not do anything, but I still don’t read as much.

  3. says

    I do read more usually. Only because there is usually copious amounts of beach time, pool time or before bed TV time for hubby (reading for me). In the mountains this year I finished World Without End while Adam worked some and the girls explored outside. By the way, Pillars of the Earth and World Without End are great, albeit long, epic stories.
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    • Tricia says

      If we go to the beach then I can read more. But if we go to the mountains, I don’t get much reading done. We usually stay with or visit other family members, so I don’t want to ignore them (even though sometimes I have reading withdrawals). Or there’s too many sights or things to explore!! Thanks for stopping by!!

      Oh, I haven’t read either of those books, but the next epic & long ones I read will probably be more in the Outlander series!! :-)

    • Tricia says

      Oh thanks for stopping by! I feel the same way — vacation means a break from everything!! Even though I sometimes get the urge to stay up late & read on vacation, I remind myself about family time & how exhausted I’ll be the next day!! Thanks for the love & for sharing!! :-)

    • Tricia says

      Ooh that’s another thing I end up doing less on vacation — watching TV!! It’s not planned, but we just end up too busy or too tired to watch TV. Thanks for stopping by!!

  4. Tricia says

    I get that, but I’m the opposite, LOL. I read more during the school year because my kiddos are in school, so I have a little extra time to myself. During the summer and on vacations, we spend more time together — so less reading for me. I still take my Kindle and a few books with me on vacation, but I never read as much as I think I’m going to. Thanks for sharing!!! :-)

    • Tricia says

      Yep, that’s me! I can’t read while in transit though, or at least not while in a car (our trips are usually road trips by car). I used to could read in a traveling car, but now it gives me bad headaches. Weird. Anyway, thanks for sharing!!

    • Tricia says

      Yep, that’s pretty much how it is for me too! I love reading, but I’m usually too busy on vacation (& don’t have much alone time) to read! Thanks for sharing!!!

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