All Things Considered, I’d Rather Be In Philadephia.
Oh, wait! I am.
I have a 4-hour layover because my flight was early. Have changed currency, eaten the obligatory cheese steak, and will soon board the 8+ hour flight to Frankfurt. From there, I take a 1 hour flight to Leipzig.
I don’t have much interesting travel stuff to report, except that so far, the flying has been easier than expected.
However, did want to talk about reading for a moment. The flight from Portland to Philly was 5+ hours, with no TV, no nothing. People read. And they read everything. The guy next to me was reading a baseball book that I hadn’t heard of, Field of Screams. A number of people were reading Stieg Larsson’s trilogy. Four people reading various Lee Child books. One person reading Michael Connolley’s 9 Dragons.
Everyone else–reading older books. Fantasy (some biz guy, reading The Sword of Shanara), lots of paranormal romance, and one old Patterson.
I read on my Kindle and it’ll work great (should the machine keep functioning). I love, love, love having so much choice. I brought 15 books with me, and am nearly done with the first. Great feeling.
Will report more–and more interesting things–in a day or two. I get into Leipzig at 3 in the afternoon, after essentially 24 hours inflight, so I expect to be wiped out tomorrow. Whenever tomorrow is.