I was talking with a friend a few weeks ago about vacation reading.  Whenever we go on any sort of vacation, I pack the following:

  • my copy of Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger, and
  • a random assortment of other books, only a fraction of which I will actually crack open before returning home, but really, a girl needs options, doesn’t she?

The friend I was talking to always takes Crime and Punishment when he travels.  Yesterday I witnessed someone toss a copy of the complete works of C.S. Lewis into his bag.  Does anyone else have a desert island book?  Does it depend on the nature or destination of the vacation?  Do you just toss a copy of Cosmo into your suitcase and call it a day?