I run the book club for Remotive, a networking space for remote workers (including folks seeking remote work). It’s not your average book club. We don’t pick a book to read together. Instead we meet once a month to discuss whatever we’re each reading individually and swap reading recommendations.
The group includes folks from all over the world. In addition to our monthly meetings, I post a discussion question in our Slack channel. I recently asked the following question to my book club:
Question: How many books do you typically bring with you when traveling?
Below was our discussion (and I’d love to continue the conversation with you in the comments section!):
Members names and images have been removed for privacy.
Depends on direction of travel:
- From home to vacation: 3 or 4 plus ebook reader with around 300 books
- From vacation to home: 1 or 2
Explanation: I normally buy loads of books when being on vacation (at least wen I can find shops selling german and/or english books). And since I’m a lazy oaf and don’t want to carry them back, I send the books back home by mail on my last day. This way they normally arrive some days later
Just one: I usually travel light. 🙂
Response to #2:
I wish I could/would. I also carry at least one pair of shoes per day (well, ok, not for two week stays, but then at least 4 or 5 pairs) and an equal amount of trousers & skirts
I was just on vacation and I brought THREE books along. I always know better but still do it. I didn’t read a single page in a week of travel.
1-2 is usually enough to make sure I have reading material to pass the evenings after work ends.
I just bring my kindle
Response to #5:
DISCUSSION: So, what about you? How many books do you pack when you go on a trip?