This is one of the few trips we've made as a family in several years. Since my son graduated college in May and my daughter is heading into her senior year in high school, I'm assuming it could very well be one of the last trips we make.
What do download?
I wasn't far off. It's a long book. It took us through almost 9 hours of the drive and we're still not done. My son got a little impatient with the details-- maybe it's worse when someone is reading it to you; you can't skim. Lee spent a whole chapter setting up Reacher's love of numbers. I kept telling my son it was setting up the character for something that would involve numbers, but he still grew impatient with it.
Even with each of us nodding off for chapters (except, thankfully, my husband who was driving), we were able to easily jump back into the story-- I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing when it comes to a book.
I'll need to choose another book for the return trip-- maybe a Krakauer book like Into The Wild. I'll find something, thankful that at least we're not just all buried in our own electronic devices, ignoring each other. It makes me thankful for writers and books and that the art of story telling is still a bond families can share.
Keep writing-- families need you,
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