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Paging Readers: What do you grab for a flight?

Paging Readers: What do you grab for a flight?

Ready readers! Imagine you’re racing to catch a flight or to board a train for a cross-country trip. What reading material do you pick up for the ride?

Do you pick a paperback? Grab a Kindle or a Nook? Load up your smart phone? Or do you pop for a sturdy cloth-bound book and carry it aboard?


Are you more likely to plan ahead and order a book online? Will you browse through a local bookstore? Or do you simply snatch a bestseller off the rack in an airport or train station magazine stand?

What is your favorite book genre for vacations or business travel? Are you partial to mysteries, romances, biographies, memoirs, science fiction, classic literature, or what?

Just for fun:

How many of this week’s New York Times Bestseller List top 10 fiction books have you read?

Top 10 Hardbound Fiction (week of 10-30-11)

  1. The Best of Me, by Nicholas Sparks
  2. The Marriage Plot: A Novel, by Jeffrey Eugenides
  3. Snuff: A Novel of Discworld, by Terry Pratchett
  4. The Affair: A Reacher Novel (Jack Reacher), by Lee Child
  5. Shock Wave (A Virgil Flowers Novel), by John Sandford
  6. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
  7. A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five, by George R.R. Martin
  8. Lethal, by Sandra Brown
  9. The Dovekeepers: A Novel, by Alice Hoffman
  10. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane (Cedar Cove Novels), by Debbie Macomber
Top 10 Trade Fiction (week of 10-30-11)

  1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
  2. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
  3. The Fifth Witness, by Michael Connelly
  4. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
  5. Room: A Novel, by Emma Donoghue
  6. The Sixth Man, by David Baldacci
  7. Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club), by Jonathan Franzen
  8. Dead or Alive, by Tom Clancy
  9. The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel, by Garth Stein
  10. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, by David Sedaris
Top 10 Paperback Fiction (week of 10-30-11)

  1. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, by Todd Burpo
  2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
  3. Moneyball, by Michael Lewis
  4. Outliers: The Story of Success
    by Malcolm Gladwell
  5. Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff
  6. The Glass Castle: A Memoir, by Jeannette Walls
  7. The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead, by Max Brooks
  8. Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, by S. C. Gwynne
  9. At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson
  10. Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom, by Jennifer S. Holland
OK, I have some catching up to do. So far, I’ve read just four of the 30 bestselling novels listed here. How about you?

Of course, we could just wait a year or two … for the movies!

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