No longer a book hoarder

7 Sep

So I got a Barnes and Noble Nook for the pretense of being my birthday present even though I bought it for myself. I decided to go with the new color one since you could also access the interwebs, I was torn though because the color one is of course heavier and not quite as book like as the original, nor the Amazon Kindle. But what really sold me on the Nook, was that you can borrow books from the library on it because it is an Andriod based tablet and can use Adobe software, more specifically the Adobe Digital Editions. Sorry, that was a lot of tech garble, I am really not that tech savvy, but I kind of understand how it all works, or at least I think I do. The local library has quite a lot of eBooks that are on loan and not having to buy a book unless I want to is very much appealing to me.

Except for a short time when I was a cranky teenager and when I was in college I took a hiatus from reading for pleasure, but now that I no longer have to study and read horrible college text books, I am now back to enjoying one of my favorite past times. Since I have such an affinity for reading, I tend to buy book even though I really don’t need to, but for some reason, I like owning them, I’ve tried to curb my spending on novels and am trying only to buy books that are more information based and non-fiction. Unfortunately that hasn’t gone too well (two book shelves later) until I got my Nook. And lucky for me since I bought it for “my birthday” when people asked me what I wanted I told them Barnes and Noble gift cards. So now I have about 10 books on my Nook and it takes up NO ROOM!!!!! It is fantastic, plus if there is a word that I don’t know, (yes I was still using a dictionary to look up words), now I can just press and hold and it looks it up on the internet for me. BRILLIANT!

So of course this begs the question, “Your Grace, what is on your reading list”? Well I am currently reading (on my Nook), Privilege and Scandal: The Remarkable Life of Harriet Spencer, Sister of Georgiana, by Janet Gleeson and (I usually have two book going simultaneously) Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir.

After that I have in my queue:

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The Girl with Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Trace by Patricia Cornwell

 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to my book!

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