Just got back from a fabulous tropical vacation. Blue waters, ocean breezes, white sandy beaches, palm trees. Did you know that there are two speeds when you visit an island? Slow and slower! This took a bit of time to get used to, but quickly became a wonderful adjustment to make.
One interesting surprise was to see the majority of the beach-goers reading. Hardbacks, paperbacks, and now more than ever, eReaders. LOTS of Kindles in the hands of many sunbathers. I found myself sneaking peeks at book covers, curious about what others were choosing to spend their valuable downtime devouring–turns out I saw a lot of popular fiction by Patterson, Grisham, Clancy, and Stockett (The Help). (Not sure what was on those Kindles, which is one downfall for the nosy, I guess.)
I sometimes found the librarian in me surfacing as I found myself singing the praises of free downloads from the library to those eReader owners. Seeing the excitement on their faces was thrilling!
Just for fun: The primary language spoken at my vacation destination is Papiamento, a mixture of several native languages. Can you guess where I was?