Happily, last week I decided to join in the meme (hmm…having trouble getting used to that word, but yes, meme) It’s Monday! What Are You Reading! Hosted by the lovely Sheila at Book Journey. I was excited, but the lovely Sheila forgot to post last week and I thought I was crazy when I kept trying to link up and couldn’t, not realizing until too embarrassing a length of time that I was attempting to link to the post from the previous week!! That’s Ok, Sheila, we love you anyway, So here’s my second attempt!
My 2013 reading plan was Classics! I would read one classic then read one book from my dangerously tipsy “to read” pile. (In truth, it’s now two piles plus the back seat of my car where most of my Goodwill finds stay until I remember them!) Started with Pride and Prejudice.
What to say and not hurt anyone’s feelings? I’ll suffice to say that I read and read and was only on page 155. I felt I had been reading a month already. I stopped. I had chosen it so that I could read
Pride and Prejudice really wasn’t necessary because James gives a good synopsis of P & P at the beginning. This was not a satisfying read for me although I did finish it. I’m thinking that time period is just not for me. I guess I’ll have to give a few others a try to see where I stand.
Going along with my theme of reading books I Should have read I have dived into
Quite a few years ago, I got the entire set of The Chronicles of Narnia. I knew I should read it. Since I’ve gotten into young adult fiction, teen fiction and some children’s fiction over the past year I thought this was a good idea. I’m enjoying this so far and will probably finish it today. Now my decision is~Do I read all seven in a row or intermingle them with other books. I’ll have to think on that.
Now to my big excitement. After over a year of saving up gift cards from birthdays and Christmases, last Thursday I finally took the plunge.
I am the proud owner of a Nook! Do I know how to use it yet? Not exactly…I’ve been poking around trying to figure things out. Fortunately for me, Barnes & Noble offers classes. I’m going to take one of them in the next few weeks so I can figure out what the heck I’m doing! But this will be a big help for traveling, I won’t have to take an entire suitcase full of books. It will also be a help once we move to New Mexico. The library there is not very extensive and I don’t think there’s a county library system like there is here. I’ll still be able to connect with the local library here (once I figure out how!!) and I’ll have all the books I want.
Stop by at Book Journey and see what everyone else is reading!
Happy Monday! Read a Book!!