Got an ereader already

Filed under: Books,Life and Times — Tags: , , — by heavenlyevil @ 1:04 am on February 10, 2012

After doing all my research and deciding to get a Nook Simple Touch, I had assumed that it would be several months before getting one since I wanted to go to a store and handle one in person and that wouldn’t be happening until the next time I was in Detroit. But over the last week it’s become apparent that it would be better to get a device with more Canadian support.

Sarah let me play with her Kobo on the weekend and it was a very nice machine. So, today we went to Chapters and picked up a couple of Kobo Touch ereaders: one for me and Dean to share, and one for my mother-in-law. It’ll work out better if we both have the same one, since I can show her how to do things with mine and she can follow along with hers. Let me just say that I am thrilled that I don’t have to read books on my phone anymore!

I’ve spent the last few days combing the internet for all of the Portuguese romance novels I could find that I thought Mãe would like. Mostly Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel, since that’s what she usually gets from Portugal. We’ll have a chat about that since there’s got to be other authors she’d like.

Tomorrow is going to be really interesting, since I’m not sure what she’s going to think about the whole thing. Aside from the hurdle of learning to use a new piece of technology, going from a dozen or so books to choose from to over 200 might be a problem. But since I don’t know if she’s read books other than those in the house, I grabbed it all so she can pick and choose which ones to keep.

Books Read in 2012

Filed under: Books,Just For Fun — Tags: — by heavenlyevil @ 1:20 am on January 29, 2012
Title Author Date Started Date Finished Format
Then We Came To The End Joshua Ferris January 16 January 28 ePub
A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin January 24 June 12 Paperback/ePub
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins January 28 January 30 ePub
Mockingjay Suzanne Collins January 30 January 30 ePub
Matched Ally Condie February 8 February 23 Hardcover/ePub
Keeping the Moon Sarah Dessen February 9 February 12 ePub
Running the Books Avi Steinberg February 10 February 28 ePub
Crossed Ally Condie February 23 February 27 Hardcover/ePub
The Gentleman of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien February 28 In Progress Paperback/ePub
Ready Player One Ernest Cline February 29 March 6 ePub
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Alan Bradley March 9 In Progress Audio/ePub
The Gift of Fear Gavin de Becker March 9 March 22 ePub
As I Wake Elizabeth Scott March 22 March 23 ePub
The Secret Lives of Hoarders Matt Paxton March 23 March 29 ePub
The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin March 29 In Progress ePub
The Thief Megan Whalen Turner April 4 April 7 ePub
Black Heart Holly Black April 4 April 5 ePub
The Queen of Attolia Megan Whalen Turner April 7 April 9 ePub
The King of Attolia Megan Whalen Turner April 9 April 11 ePub
A Conspiracy of Kings Megan Whalen Turner April 11 April 13 ePub
Soulless Gail Carriger April 13 April 16 ePub
Changeless Gail Carriger April 16 April 18 ePub
Blameless Gail Carriger April 18 April 19 ePub
Heartless Gail Carriger April 19 April 20 ePub
Timeless Gail Carriger April 20 April 23 ePub
A Clash of Kings George R. R. Martin June 12 June 24 ePub
A Storm of Swords George R. R. Martin June 24 June 30 ePub
A Feast for Crows George R. R. Martin June 30 July 9 ePub
A Dance with Dragons George R. R. Martin July 9 August 13 ePub
Reached Ally Condie December 13 December 15 Hardcover

Cherries in Winter

Filed under: Books — by heavenlyevil @ 8:53 pm on March 3, 2010

Cherries in Winter cover art

by Suzan Colon

118 pages
Started Feb. 7, 2010
Finished Feb. 12, 2010
Adobe EPUB ebook
Borrowed from Overdrive through Cambridge Libraries & Galleries

Suzan discovers her family’s stories of coping through hard times when she gets laid off because of the global recession and uses her grandmother Matilda’s recipes to cope herself.

I greatly enjoyed this book. I looked forward to the stories from Matilda’s past, and even saved a couple of the recipes to try later. It was comforting to know that recessions like this one are cyclical and people become ever resilient when they need to make do.