A Most Bookish New Year

dogswindow.jgpActually, it was a bookish Christmas at our house. That’s nothing out of the ordinary. I tend to give – and receive – books for Christmas. I scored big-time this year with new titles by Kristan Higgins, Lisa Gardner, Jodi Picoult, and Anne Lamott. Once Christmas was over (and it was a doozy this year with two very sick dogs,though they were well enough to watch out the window as the company left), I settled in to read.  It occurred to me that I should set myself an annual reading goal – say two books a week, which is an easy target for me.  Ultimately I decided against it. I’m stretching myself with some extra writing goals this year. Reading is my reward; I don’t want to turn it into a ‘should.’  Having said that, I am going to track the number of books I read over the next twelve months. I’m curious to see if I read as much as I think I do. Here’s what I’m reading right now:

At the Gym:

The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

Beside the Bed:

The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins

On the Kindle:

Man For Grace by EC Sheedy

Books read to date 2014:  4

Kindle Love . . . It’s Growing

kindleIt’s gotten off to a slowish start, my relationship with the Kindle. But my affection is growing.

It’s becoming a habit to tuck the Kindle into my purse when I head out for an appointment now, and I almost always reach for it at night when I crawl into bed. The Kindle is lighter than a hardcover and the backlit screen makes reading easy. Sure, there are things I don’t like and probably never will (the small screen – the very thing that makes it easy to hold – means way less type on the page than I’d like; the lack of page numbers; my impatience when I have to scroll back to find the book title or a particular passage – all things I still find easier to do in an actual book) but the Kindle is working its way into my heart and into my life.

What I’m reading this month:

On the Kindle – A Perfect Evil by E.C. Sheedy

At the Gym – Come Home by Lisa Scottoline

Beside the Tub – Paris, A Love Story by Kati Marton