My January Reads

Every year, I track how many books I read. Since Covid forced us to spend more time at home last year, I expected to read more titles than usual. But that didn’t happen. I read only 70 books in 2020, and I’m usually well above the 80 book a year mark. While I regularly buy books, I also borrow heavily from the library, and our library was shut down for months because of Covid. I looked at borrowing e books but I don’t like to read on my phone, and I didn’t have a tablet.  Well, now I do. I didn’t need another piece of equipment, but I did need to communicate with my dad who is in care and struggles to use a phone. Being able to borrow e books from the library only added to the tablet’s appeal.  Just one month into the new year and I’ve already read more books than I had at this time last year. Here’s what I’m reading this month.

The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis

Intimate Conversations with the Divine by Caroline Myss

Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson

Books read to date in 2021: 12

4 thoughts on “My January Reads

  1. I was reluctant to buy more equipment too before I bought a tablet. I don’t have a laptop so all my work is tied to a desk. I found the freedom with the tablet a real bonus for work and pleasure. Glad you’ve found a way to talk with your dad.

    1. Freedom is a good word, Alice. I’ve certainly felt freer with the tablet, and more connected too – both to my dad and to our library system.

  2. I still enjoy reading real books, but I love my tablet for reading (especially while traveling which we might get to do again one day!) and for communicating. I seldom use the desktop now.

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