March 3, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up 03/04/13

Found this cutie patootie graphic @ Once Upon A Twilight

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey
I love this meme, it inspires me to be a bit more organized than usual! 

Hello relentless readers! I hope you had a glorious week of reading. 

I've finally done it. I've ordered a Kindle. This will be my very first e-reader. I kept it old school for a long while. I don't know how I feel about this turn of events quite yet. I almost feel guilty. Is that weird? So, I'll see how it goes and keep you updated.


This was a good, if slower, week of reading for me.

Reviews:


Reactions to Recent Reads (Year of Wonders, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Devil in the White City)

Read:

(Review coming soon)

Currently Reading:



Upcoming:

I'll be reading whatever strikes my fancy. But these are some that I'll be getting to soon




Bloggish Business:

Farewell February! <~~ My monthly wrap-up post. Warning! I do a wee bit of bragging. 

That's it folks. Have a lovely week and happy reading! 


Thanks a million times over for hanging out with me here. I appreciate it more than you know.



54 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoy your Kindle! I really like my Nook, and find that I use it in ways that I didn't physical books, like easy propping on my music stand or on the treadmill. There's room for both!

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    1. Thanks Audrey :) Now I need a treadmill to go with it!

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  2. That cartoon is cracking me up. I tend to be a paper book sort of person, but don't feel guilty about your Kindle! I hope you love it.

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    1. Hilarious isn't it? ;) I hope I love it too!

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  3. Love that cartoon! And congrats on the Kindle - I'm still in the dark ages with paper & no digital yet.

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    1. Thanks Tanya ;) I thought I'd stay in the dark ages forever but...I guess not!

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  4. Hope you enjoy your Kindle!! I use mine a lot but still read a lot of books old school. It is great though for when you finish a book and need the sequel right then and there! No waiting!!

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    1. I'm not sure how or when I'll use it yet but I think it will be great for travel and for review books :)

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  5. Friends love!

    I hope you enjoy your relationship with the kindle. I tried not to embrace technology but my first choice is reading on my ipad. HA! I think last week was national no technology day... how would we read that day?

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thank goodness for print books right? I don't think anything could ever replace my love of those. But I also think the Kindle will be a nice supplement.

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  6. Hope you enjoy your Kindle.

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  7. I got a Kindle a few months ago. All the free Kindle books on Amazon are addictive!!

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    1. Oh my gosh, I probably shouldn't even LOOK at those! ;)

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  8. I got a NOOK for Christmas two years ago. I use it for travel but not much more than that....

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    1. I'm glad that it didn't take over your life ;)

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  9. Welcome to the wonderful world of e-readers! I've had two different Nooks and now an iPad. I love reading on them. It is such a different experience, but I love the fact that I can read anywhere and even in the dark. Enjoy!

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    1. I'm pretty jazzed about it! I know there are going to be some places where it's going to come in mighty handy :)

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  10. Give the Kindle a chance - I am sure you will love it!

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Thanks Shelleyrae! I sure hope so :)

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  11. I haven't got a Kindle, but when I use my ereader I feel bad, too. But there's a good balance to be had :) Always loved the cover of Moloka'i but never actually found out what it was about.

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    1. Moloka'i was beautiful. One of those epic, sweeping type of reads ;)

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  12. One undeniable truth is you can read faster on a Kindle. For this reason alone I know you will love it. Congratulations on your Kindle! :) Did you get a Fire? If so you will probably spend more time reading things like Angry Birds at first... LOL. But then you will see you can read more by using the Kindle. ;)

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    1. LOL, no Angry Birds for me. I got the Paperwhite, just a simple ereader :) I wonder if I will read faster on the Kindle?? I can't imagine that!

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  13. I was adamant about never owning a Kindle, once upon a time....now I love mine. It will never replace treebooks for me, but it's a nice thing to have. I use mine for about 1/4 to 1/3 of my reading. It's wonderful for traveling.

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    1. I was firmly in that camp myself Heather. I think what finally changed my mind is that it will be easier to review books from NetGalley, etc.

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  14. I was the same, until I received my Kindle as a birthday present... And I haven't looked back! It comes in very handy, especially for travelling. Nothing will replace ink and paper though, of course! I hope you like yours :-)

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    1. Thanks Jade! I'm hoping to use mine to borrow books from my library as well as for review books and whatever else strikes my fancy!

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  15. I had mixed feelings when I first got my Kindle (a gift); but now I'm enjoying many things about it, like the ease of downloading stuff (also could be a problem! lol). But it will never REPLACE print books...I see it as a supplement.

    Enjoy...and have a great week.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  16. I had a friend send me my first Kindle as a gift and I too felt like I was cheating. I won a Kindle Fire recently and love it but the battery dies to quickly for me and that never happens with a printer book. lol Enjoy!

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    1. I've been wondering about the battery life myself. I hope it's long enough!

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  17. I know when I first got an e-reader, I felt a bit guilty and almost like the guy in the cartoon, but then I got one and was completely addicted. Now I can read either the Nook or Kindle app on my Nexus and I'm in love. I really enjoy changing the font and the size of the font. In some ways, I've learned to hate paperbacks where sometimes I'm squinting to see the page.

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    1. That's one of the things I'm excited about, being able to change the font size! As I get older that will be more and more important I'm sure :)

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  18. I love that cartoon. It's gangsta! :-) Congrats on the new Kindle! Laurel-Rain is right. Don't feel guilty about your Kindle. Just think of it as a supplement and you'll be fine. Have a good week.

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    1. Gangsta! LOL, love that ;) Thanks!!

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  19. Oww have fun with your e-reader. You will find that switching between paper books and your kindle is a possibility ;).

    Curious what your thoughts on Moloka'i are. I am reluctant to pick that one up.
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Ciska! I think switching back and forth is going to be a good thing.

      Don't be reluctant, read it! It's a beautiful book :)

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  20. I have an iPad that I use the Kindle app on and I like it. I really only use it if I am interested in a book that has a long wait at the library or is unavailable. I like it for convenience but its not my preferred way to read. But, now you can loan books to or receive them from anyone with a kindle account. So I could loan you a book really easily if it ever came up. :)

    I loved Moloka'i, I am interested to hear what you think. That is the island my husband's family is from. :)

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    1. Yes! If I don't feel like waiting for a library book I'll be able to borrow the e-version. That is going to be so great :)

      I really liked it too and I'd love to hear more about your husband's family now. I'm fascinated with that place after reading the book!

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  21. Ha! I love that cartoon, it made me chuckle. I recently inherited my Mum's old Kindle when she got a shiny new one...not sure how I feel about it. It's sitting on my coffee table looking at me but I haven't used it yet. The first step is allowing it into my home...who knows how long it will take before I feel ready to read a book on it!

    Marie
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    1. LOL, that's funny and I understand. So far my Kindle is still in it's pretty little box. We'll see how long it takes before I actually use it! ;)

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  22. Hello, Just discovered your blog and can't drag myself away! I'm just getting used to my Kindle after many moons of saying I would never get one - I actually quite like it! Looking forward to working my way through your reviews - my goodness, you must read fast to get through so many books! Happy Reading x

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    1. Thanks so much Helen, I really appreciate that :) Happy reading to you as well!

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  23. Woohoo I love my kindle but don't worry you'll still buy the 'real' thing, I know I do lol. Love the cover of Moloka'i, it's new to me so off to check it out. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. Thanks :D I can't recommend Moloka'i highly enough. Such a wonderful read!

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  24. A Kindle - whoop! I think you will like it. For me, it was a love-hate thing for several years. My first one was not a touch screen though. Touch screen is essential for a successful experience, imo. Now, after committing to my Fire HD, I don't even like to read paper books at all anymore. I get a little indignant in fact. I look forward to seeing what you think.

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    1. I bought the Paperwhite so it's a touch screen :) It's a simple little thing that I'm hoping will make certain aspects of reading life easier for me.

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  25. You will love your kindle, I'm sure!!
    I have one for more than a year and that's one of the best presents I've ever had :)
    And the books are much cheaper! ;)

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    1. I sure hope so Isi :)I'm not much of a book buyer (believe it or not!) but I'm sure cheaper books will be tempting me now!

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  26. I love my kindle and it's great as a supplemental reading tool. It's not going to prevent you from reading books, it'll enable you to borrow from the digital library with ease, read classics, etc.

    Also. . . I really liked Historia, Historia!!!! My review comes out tomorrow!

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    1. I think the Kindle will help me out. There are times when I have to wait for a library book and that drives me mad ;)

      I liked it too Rebecca!

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  27. I totally loved that comic! Congrats on your new ereader :)

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