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I’ve been flying a lot lately – to Vegas already three times this year and heading to Chicago in May, perhaps Europe in June or July, and then to Iowa in August.

Before I get to my main point of this post, let me mention that the $85 I spent to get the TSA Pre-Check was the best $85 I have spent in my entire life.  When I flew to Vegas last week, I breezed past about 25 people in line at the Burbank airport and when I flew home, breezed by about 100 in line at McCarran.  You don’t have to take off your shoes or belt or jacket and you don’t have to take out your laptop or your toiletries bag… GENIUS.

Anyway, one of the things I do like to do when flying is read, but I haven’t felt like taking an actual book with me lately just because they are too cumbersome and I’m too lazy to carry it.  I thought about downloading books and reading them on the computer but you couldn’t do that while taking off and landing until recently.

So today, I finally joined the 21st century and downloaded a bunch of books on the Kindle Windows 8 app on my tablet.  Now when I take my trips over the next couple of months, I’m all set with reading material!

Here’s what I downloaded:

  • Missing You by Harlan Coben
  • Innocence by Dean Koontz
  • Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz (it was on sale)
  • A View from a Broad by Bette Midler
  • Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Regarding the latter, yes I know what it’s about and yes, I know I will probably wind up looking like this if I read it on the airplane: