Yes I carry a pocketbook in my bag.
I am trying to correct my nature of arriving more often than note late, and being in a rush -- by moving earlier. Hello! LOL, I have time to read a book instead of fretting coz everyone else attending a meeting is late.
But I put in my bag only light, inexpensive books parang kung mawala, no heartbreak. Usually, a Koonz book or last time: Eat Pray Love
(I am by nature very impatient/hyper ... so when I have the odd time of waiting/inactivity ... coz I am trying to correct my habit of being always in a rush, more often than not being late .. so I have to move early and what happens is .. I arrive ahead of time, hindi pa ako ganoon ka galing to estimate "advance" arrivals LOL -- so I bring a book to distract/calm me down.)
But what I put in my bag eh