The best part is that I read most of these books in public transport, and didn’t strain my eyes because: liquid ink. Those new-fangled tablets with their bright lights and Internet access can’t claim the same. Bonus: old, discarded digital cameras whose number of megapixels are no longer considered high enough to be deemed useful. You’d be shocked at how many cheap and perfectly used cameras get tossed out with out a second thought. For those of you whose cameras got stolen on that subway ride in Rome while you were busy admiring old Italian men’s fashion sense, this can be a godsend. And if you don’t have a friend who is willing to part with her beat-up digicam for your weekend getaway, I recommend you hit up a pawn shop, where you’ll find plenty in mint condition, guaranteed.