So what about on vacations. Books are a staple on vacations, so I've been told. But why? When I go on vacation I want to escape from... stuff. I don't want to work. I don't want to think, and I don't want to read - which is an extension of thinking.
Essentially, I want to be a lazy bum. I want people to think for me, bring things to me, and roll me back to the all inclusive buffet table when my plate is empty. And if I want to read a story, I want it read to me on the beach by someone in a bikini (my wife, of course).
I guess the nice thing is at least I can save all that luggage space by loading my favorite books into my eReader.