Whenever I travel on a long haul flight, I’d like to bring some reading materials with me.  Sometimes it is hugely satisfying to immerse yourself in a good book.  The only problem:  I like to pack light, but physical books can weigh you down!  Imagine if you want to read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  The title is the lengthiest book in the series, with over 700+pages.  The book is the size of a brick, and it’d be a pain to lug it around anywhere.

The Solution(s)

I’ve since come up with a simple solution: I take magazines with me on trips and recycle them when I am done.

To save paper, an even more obvious solution is simply to read on mobile devices.  I used to own an iPad (see why you should not buy an ipad).  However, I was not a fan of reading books on the iPad, due to the glare.  While I have never owned a Kindle e-Reader, a colleague lent me his device once.  What stood out was how clear the characters appeared on the glare-free screen. I was also struck by how small and lightweight the device was.

Want a chance to WIN a FREE Kindle e-Reader?

Deadline: Enter by Friday, May 19, 2017, midnight EST for a chance to win.

If you want a Kindle e-Reader, here is your chance to WIN one.  A staff at Boardingarea has generously offered a new Kindle e-Reader to a blogger as a reader giveaway.  I thought it was a perfect tie-in given my interest in travel gadgets .  I’m incredibly excited to give one lucky fellow reader a chance to win a Kindle e-Reader (base model)!

HOW TO ENTER:  The giveaway is only open to residents of USA/Canada.  One entry per person.  Entering is simple.  In the comment section of THIS post below, simply name a blog post I have written that you liked with a comment on why you liked the post.  To see a list of my previous posts, click here.  Alternatively, you can also name a book that you’d recommend to others and briefly explain why you liked the book.  Deadline: Enter by Friday, May 19, 2017 midnight EST.

We’ll use a random generator to pick a winner from all the eligible entries received.  The winner will be contacted and announced the following week.  All decisions are final.  Thanks for reading and good luck!