When you’re traveling along on business, a good book is crucial. The book will be your companion and entertainment at dinner, in airport gate areas, and on the plane itself. If your book is great, it blunts the loneliness of life on the road. If your book stinks, on the other hand, it makes your tedious time away from home seem immeasurably longer.
Lately I’ve been reading the Games of Thrones books by George R.R. Martin, and they are great road reads. If you’ve watched the show, you know about the Game of Thrones world. If you haven’t seen the show, envision a world of knights and kingdoms and dragons and magic where things haven’t changed for thousands of years. The world is captivating and seems very real; the books are long and the length allows for subplots and back stories that the TV series can’t hope to match. The books are full of surprises, and no character is safe from a sudden, unexpected demise.
I’m on book 3, called A Storm of Swords. So far, all of the books have been real page-turners. In fact, they might be too good — you want to stay up and keep reading late into the night. When you’ve got a flight first thing in the morning, that’s not a good thing to do.