Musing Mondays: Reading on the Go (Dec 15)

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reading on the go…


I always like to have a book with me at all times – call it a nerdy grown-up security blanket – and rarely do I leave the house without slipping one into my bag (even if I KNOW I’m not going to have a chance to read it). Do you take a book with you? Do you take whatever book you’re currently reading, or do you have a special on-the-go book? And do you have a preference for a these types of book (paperback, hardback; short stories; poetry etc)?


PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog).




Like I said, I always have a book with me. When I was younger I'd often read more than one book at a home and so would usually just pick up whatever one caught my eye that moment to take with me. Later I had a 'home' book and an 'out' book - with the out book usually being decidely lighter.


Now, though, I'm usually only reading one book (and find that I actually read a lot more that way) and so I just pick it up off my nightstand and take it with me where ever I go. I like this, as it usually results in quite a few "and what are you reading today...?" questions from friends and means that I can easily recommend (or not) a book that I have on hand.


My preference of hard back or paper back usually doesn't come into play much. However I do prefer a paperback when I have a long day at uni as it takes up less room in my bag, and I prefer a hardback when I'm going shopping or out with friends as there isn't as much in my bag (some back) and hard back affords it a bit more protection when being knocked around.


I usually take novels with me - but mostly because this is what I read more than anything else. Short stories are good too, but I don't like to take poetry with me, as I much prefer to read that at home.

38 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

Great question.

Here is my response

Kill Word Verification

Lightheaded said...

Oh, this made me ramble a lot here.

Bobbi said...

Great prompt! Here's my link: http://mymuseandme.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-monday_14.html

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday!

betweenpages said...

I posted mine over here!

Bluestocking said...

Here's mine

Musing Monday 20

BooksPlease said...

Here's my answer.

Nicole said...

It has saved me so many times to have a book tucked away in my bag.

http://www.linussblanket.com/2008/12/musing-mondays-reading-on-the-run.html

miaomiao said...

here's mine.

http://begitubegini.blogspot.com/2008/12/mm0815-reading-on-go.html

Mae said...

Mine's up!

http://madbibliophile.wordpress.com/2008/12/15/musing-monday-3/

Beth F said...

Mine's up. Predictable answer here.

MizB said...

My answer is posted. I've not been one to take a book with me...but that's changing! :P

Laza said...

Here's my post.

Ruthie said...

Happy Monday! Mine's up here.

jlshall said...

First MM for me. My post is here.

talesofabookaddict said...

Hi there, this is my first Musing Monday!! My post can be found here:

http://talesofabookaddict.wordpress.com/2008/12/15/musing-mondays-reading-on-the-go-121508/

writemeg said...

Very interesting question!

My post is here!

Smash said...

http://greatbooksandfreshcoffee.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays_15.html

Great Question!!

~Kylee in CT said...

Here is mine. {click my name}

Joseph said...

I almost always take a "Just In Case" Book. Thank you for hosting Musing Mondays.

Callista said...

Great question! Mine's here

carolsnotebook said...

I posted mine here.

Lisa said...

Here's mine:

http://southerngal-lisa.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays-on-go-reading.html

cali said...

It's nice to know I'm not alone...

Here's my musing.

Word verification is: viaga ...only a letter off from a well known medication. There's something to muse about.

Prairie Progressive said...

Here be mine.

Susan said...

Here's mine! http://susanlovesbooks.blogspot.com/

Dar said...

Great question. Here's mine:

http://peekingbetweenthepages.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays-dec-15.html

"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

Here's mine..

http://confuzzledbooks.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays_15.html

My Two Blessings said...

Mine is up now

www.mytwoblessings.blogspot.com

zetor said...

Mine is here, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/this-week-discussion-is-following-n-go.html

Kim said...

Mine is here:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2008/12/books-on-run.html

What a fun question!
*smiles*
Kim

naida said...

thanks :) mine is up too.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays-1215.html

Shon said...

This is my first time with this event. Good question...

My post is here: http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays.html

Matt said...

My belated answer is here. I love this question. Thanks for hosting. :)

Shon said...

Rebecca-

I left a comment for you on my blog, but in case you didn't see it here it is:

"Thanks for the welcome. Feel free to use the stats. I actually got the idea after reading someone else's blog. I, too, thought it would be a good way to keep track of my personal goals (and to have them in front of my face as a reminder)."

Molly said...

Sorry this is a little late --- I hope that's ok!

http://mycozybooknook.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-monday-on-tuesday.html

I really enjoyed this prompt -- it is my first 'musing monday'

sharonanne said...

here is mine:http://sharonlovesbooksandcats.blogspot.com/2008/12/monday-musings.html

marineko said...

http://marineko.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays-reading-on-go.html

very late response :p