Why do people take large books on holiday ?

Hi, I like reading, and have a largish range of books in many genres, but. I do not go on holidays to stare at a book for hours. Sitting around a pool catching up on War & Peace is daft. Well, you get the drift. Any explanations as to why many do this ? Is it, sadly, their only chance to read a decent... show more Hi,

I like reading, and have a largish range of books in many genres, but.

I do not go on holidays to stare at a book for hours.

Sitting around a pool catching up on War & Peace is daft.
Well, you get the drift.

Any explanations as to why many do this ?
Is it, sadly, their only chance to read a decent book ?

Oh, I'll take a book I haven't finished on a long-haul flight, but I cannot understand going on holiday, with all the sights to see, & waste it with your face in a book.

Any notions ?

Bob
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