Wow. Kay, I don't think I have ever been so neglectful of this blog ever! So sorry! But my new pooch (along with my other pooch, cat AND 2 children AND husband) I really have not a lot of time for blogging or any computer shinanigans. But I do have something cool to share... it was my birthday a week ago today AND.......
I GOT A KINDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat's right. ME. A Kindle. And may I say? ME LOVEY. It is AWESOME!
I had never seen a kindle in the "real" before, so I had little idea what to expect, but I can honestly say that it is exactly as I imagined, and the benefits are amazing in so may unexpected ways. Don't get me wrong, I STILL LOVE physical books more than life itself, and in fact was given Chapters gift cards for my BD and bought SEVERAL non-fiction books, but the Kindle is just so handy!
For example: you know when you are lying in bed or on your couch reading a book, and you want to, say, lay on your side? And you go to hold the book with one hand and it is kind of tricky to keep the book open enough to actually READ the thing? And then to turn the page you have to grab it with you other hand and.. you get my meaning. Well, the kindle it is all one handed, you can lay or sit in any position you like and just click with your thumb to turn the page. Done. Finito. I know it's not exactly physically exhausting to do it the other way, but I'm just saying, it's a bonus I hadn't realized before.
The number one reason I love it is that I am not adding to my morbidly obese pile of books in my house. I know all of you can relate. In the last couple of years when I would buy a novel, I almost would feel sick coming home and putting the brand new book on my grossly over stacked shelves. And let's face it, how many books do I ACTUALLY re-read? There are about a dozen books that I re-read or plan on re-reading, the other several hundred books I will never ever read or pick up again. THIS way, when I am done a book and do not want to re-read... DELETE. The only downside I can see at this point is I can't lend my book to someone. The book I am reading now is AWESOME and I know several of my family members would love it, but obviously will not be able to pass it on as I often do.
Now, onto the book I am reading on the kindle as of this moment:
This book is as good as I hoped it would be. The Kindle does not tell you what page you are on but it tells you what percentage of the book you have completed, so I am 29% through this book. I LOVE it. A MUST read!
I have a great Mailbox Monday to share, and have to really start buckling down and getting some review reading done as I am WAAAAY behind. I am having a very tough time getting into Heresy by S.J. Parris, so I put it down a few weeks ago, but will get it read and reviewed. Wolf Hall I put down quite awhile ago and will pick it up sometime in the future, but it is a personal read so there is no pressure to read it. I recieved some totally fun YA reads from Source Books which I can't wait to share with you all tomorrow, along with some WICKED giveaways upcoming for those ones!
My SUPER SECRET YA NOVEL and MEGA GIVEAWAY ends on Tuesday, so don't forget to check back in on May 4th for the BIG REVEAL! I have just loved reading all of your guesses to the clues, and am just thrilled at how many of you have added to your comments about loving the mystery aspect to the contest! It has been a total blast doing it! And I wanted to say a huge
to all of my new followers, and just a word to you that my lack of posting is not common for my blog, and is solely the result of welcoming our poochy and training her. She is coming along wonderfully, and it has been so much fun learning all of the ways you can get dogs to perform for the camera, and they just LOVE the training sessions!
ANYway, have a WONDERFUL Sunday, everyone, and HAPPY READING!