Whether or not I was still alive. And I am! I feel like I have been away for months and months but in reality it’s just been two weeks. I admit the holidays, along with some other stuff, has thrown me into a mini reading slump. I have read barely anything in the past two weeks. I had high hopes of reaching my goal of 100 books by the end of the year but now it’s looking like a lost cause. I’m about halfway through The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson, which I’ve already read. Nothing was catching my interest so I figured this would grab me. It has, BUT it is still taking me longer than it usually would.
One book that wowed me recently though (and the only other book I’ve been reading recently, for that matter!) is Divergent, by Veronica Roth. I could not put it down! It made me realize two things. The first was that I should never have avoided this book. I am not even sure why I did. The second was that I am on a roll with YA dystopian fiction. I read Delirium, by Lauren Oliver, a few weeks ago and was wowed by it. I just need the sequels to that and Divergent to be released ASAP.
As for Christmas, what a whirlwind! It was a great day spent with family and there was a lot of eating going on, which is one of my favorite parts about any holiday. Unfortunately I didn’t get any books as gifts but my husband did give me a new Kindle for Christmas! And by that, I mean we bought it together and I wrapped it myself. But still. It’s the thought that counts. I actually had a pretty hard time deciding which Kindle to go with. I opted not to get the Fire right away because I didn’t want a color ereader. I already have an iPad so if I needed to read something in color for some reason, that’s my go to. I have subscriptions to US Weekly and OK via my Kindle app on the iPad, but other than that I rarely use it to read. But I digress. So anyway, it came down to the Kindle Touch or the regular Kindle. I initially wanted the touch but the reviews were pretty disappointing. So then I figured maybe I would just go for the regular Kindle. I can’t tell you what eventually made me go with a Touch. I mean, I have had a first generation Kindle for years, so maybe it’s time for a change. So I decided on the Touch. Then I had to decide whether I wanted to pay $50 more for the 3G. That was actually a pretty easy decision. If money were no object, the 3G would have been all mine, but in the end I couldn’t justify the extra $50. There may be a time here or there when I will be inconvenienced without the 3G, but I’ll live with it.
I hope everyone else had a wonderful holiday as well!