Debating which books to bring on the Boat.
I want to do a lot of reading -- preferably, something I can burn through in one sitting, which wouldn't get done otherwise.
I've long had the idea that that book would be the Richard Burton Diaries, but now I'm rethinking it. Mom has strongly hinted that I won't get as much reading done as I would like, that the Boat keeps you pretty busy the entire time. And between the gym, and breakfast, and tea, and lunch, and then getting ready for dinner, and then dinner, and then whatever -- it's not looking like I'll have loads of free time, especially when Mom will be dragging me to stuff, like the nightly movies.
With that in mind, do I even TRY to read a big book like the Burton Diaries? Or do I bring a couple of shorter books, which are much more likely to get read?
I'm always in the mood for Apollo memoirs. Al Woerden's book is calling me, but there's also John Young's, and Buzz', and the guy who designed the lunar lander. Not to mention that beautiful book on the design and manufacture of the Apollo spacesuit by Playtex (yes, that Playtex).
God, I need to read that.
But yeah -- lowered expectations on how much reading time I'll actually have, and I suspect that if Mom needs me as an escort for all of these things, that I'll have no time to myself at all. How to plan a reading list around that, then?