Has trading TV shows replaced swapping books?
I would never refer to myself as a big reader, even though I do thoroughly enjoy a good novel. Fiction books are a little bit like vitamins to me. I take my vitamins religiously until the bottle runs out. Unfortunately, when that happens, it can take me ages before I remember to buy some more. In the same way, when I get into a good novel, I often find it difficult to put down. When I’ve finished the book though, I can go a long time before I pick up another.
When we do read novels, we do so on our Kindles. We each have an older one, but if I was buying new today, this is the one that I would get.
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I’m not going to suggest that reading is no longer popular amongst cruisers, because that would simply be crazy. I will say though that rather than trading books, the popular thing amongst cruisers these days is swapping portable hard drives filled with movies and TV shows. Yesterday afternoon, while relaxing with some cruising friends in the pool at Secret Harbor Marina (yeah, life can be rough), one of the subjects being discussed was the Sport of Chairs TV series. Just prior to arriving to the marina, we had pulled up alongside our friends’ boat where the topic of conversation was Stumbling Zombies, a series that we’re all caught up on but our friends are only just now watching.
The TV show that we’re presently watching is Dark Canvas. We’ve only just started.
We have never really been that much into TV. In fact, when we were selling our stuff prior to cruising, canceling our satellite TV service, and getting rid of our (3) televisions was top on our list. I will admit though that we do enjoy chilling out many nights by watching a show or two. Normally Rebecca and I will lie in bed and watch a show on my laptop. Alternatively, if the weather is nice, we’ll sit up on deck and watch the show under the stars. We refer to that as “sitting on the patio,” and it reminds me a bit of going to a drive-in movie. You remember what that’s like, don’t you? 🙂
Movies and TV shows are best watched with hot popcorn!