Sunday, September 25, 2011

What do you read on planes?

It's 10:47 PM Pacific Coast time. That would be 1:47 AM my time back home on the Atlantic Coast. I've already slept two-and-a half hours tonight. I couldn't help it. I was so tired I was stumbling around my hotel room as if I'd just spent the day north of here in the Napa Valley rather than South of here on the Monterrey Peninsula.

Monterrey Peninsula, California

The combination of a three hour time zone difference, leading a four session weekend retreat, and that large bowl of fettuccine pesto I had for lunch at the FishWife caught up with me. Big time.

My lunch was so filling, I didn't even eat dinner. Didn't want any. Which is good because now I'm in a hotel by the airport and food is scare. There's a free hotel breakfast tomorrow, but it starts at 6:00 and I leave for the airport at 5:10. I really hope there's something good for breakfast in the Oakland airport.

I need to go back to sleep, wake up at 4:30 AM and be on an eastbound plane by 6:30. I will spend all day flying and changing planes. I leave here at 6:30 AM and get home at 8:30 PM. But that's OK because I do some of my best reading on planes. I can read novels for hours completely guilt-free on a plane! Well, it's not like I could do much else during that time.

The problem is, I forgot to pack a novel this time. I only have non-fiction with me. So I hope the Oakland airport also has a good bookstore.

What do you read on planes? If you are a novel reader too, I'd love for you to do me a favor. Pop over to the She Reads site and answer as many of the questions as you can in the poll on the current post.

At the very least please comment there to say if you prefer "Parlor fiction" or  "Attic fiction." I kind of like those terms. Well, off to sleep my way through my last few hours here on the West Coast. I'll be back here on Tuesday with another post.


  1. I love reading on planes too! Good spot for parlor fiction.

  2. I don't fly that much but I read anywhere and everywhere. Me and my Kindle are best friends! Safe travels!

  3. One of the best books I've read lately is Ree's (PW) book "High Heels to Tractor Wheels". Have you had a chance to read it?

  4. I haven't read it, Carol. Sounds like I need to. Thanks for the tip.

  5. Thank you once again Rachel for a great devotional! The past two summers I have traveled to Wilmington, NC with my family for vacation. It is my "happy place". For these flights I chose to read Nicholas Sparks books. They are always set in NC, so reading them gets me very excited for vacation!! I can't wait to go again next summer. We live in new england, which I love, but Wilmington is such a special place I anticipate it all year long!! If I don't finish my reading on the plane, I continue at Port City Java. My husband graciously lets me get away for a few hours to sit and soak in the aroma of fresh brewed coffee and quiet reading time. Love it!!!!! I hope you have a fantastic day!-----Angel

  6. Love to read. When I fly I loike Daniel Steele and the Bible it gives me time to reflect on my life and have devotionals with God.
    Thank you for your daily devotionals also!!!


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