I may write about television, but I love books more than anything. That’s probably the main reason why I am looking forward to my six hour flight to New York City today. I will have all that time to catch up on my much neglected reading.
Sure, during the day I make time to read the news online and catch up on my favorite blogs, but in between writing article after article for the website I’m editing, attempting to pay my freelancers in a timely manner, and then keeping up on errands, laundry, cooking, etc., I just don’t have the time I used to to pick up a big, fat book and just read. That makes me sad.
So far, I have two New Yorkers, an InStyle, and an US Weekly to keep me occupied, at least on the way to NYC. I will probably take advantage of Virgin America’s cool in-flight entertainment system the rest of the way, which features several TV channels, games, music, and more. I love me some Mahjong.
On the way back, though, I want a book. Hardcover or paperback, I don’t care, but it’s gotta be thick and it’s gotta be good. I’ll have tons of bookstores to peruse while back there, like The Strand, so I’ll be able to pick something up before I hit JFK and won’t have to rely on the airport newsstand. But, I want to hear from you guys some suggestions on what to pick up.
I love non-fiction; not necessarily biographies (although those can be great), but more current events. I used to be huge into fiction, but have kind of given it up for non-fiction as of late. I’d love to get back into it.
Please, leave your suggestions in the comments section, and if you’ve read any of the books people suggest, let me know your thoughts on them as well. I want to enjoy my flight home!