Yesterday was the start of Spring Break for the county I teach in. That means I have the whole week off. During this week I am taking my nieces and nephew to Disney World. That means it’s going to be very busy and very chaotic. So, I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 tips for reading on vacation.
1) Don’t force it.
- Nothing is worse than adding unnecessary stress on a vacation. If you aren’t in the mood for reading, don’t read. If you force yourself you may end up resenting a book you’d otherwise love.
- Audiobooks are amazing. I discovered my love for audiobooks this summer on my road trip. It is a great way to read during a time when you can’t do a lot. There are some great audiobooks out there. Definitely invest in Audible by Amazon.
3) Read anytime anywhere
- If you have any downtime utilize it. I will be reading a lot of books as I’m waiting in lines at Disney World. I want to ensure that I take advantage of any free time that I have.
4) Bring a variety of books
- It’s inevitable that you won’t want to read the only book you brought on a trip. So, try to invest in bringing multiple books. That way you have something for any mood that you might be in. Take away those excuses from yourself.
5) Browse NetGalley
- I’m a huge fan of NetGalley. It is a website that brings readers/reviewers together with Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) of books. When I’m traveling I like to download some of these ARCs to take on my trip. They are free and offer a great opportunity to read new books by different authors. If you haven’t checked out the website you definitely should.
What are your tried and true tricks or tips?