Saturday, December 10, 2011

Reading

I'm doing a lot of reading; since getting the Nook over a year ago, you could say there's a renaissance of reading around here.  The ability to check out library books from home is an amazing gift.  
When I check out a digital library book, it's mine to read for two weeks.  This gives me plenty of time to finish it.  If it's a good one, three or four days is all I need. 
I've also found it allows adequate time for Cliff to read the book after I've finished.  When we went on our road trip, I started reading John Sandford's "Buried Prey" aloud, but I didn't even get a third of the way through it.  I finished it yesterday, and now Cliff is at it.  I'm sure I've read books by John Sandford before, but it's been a long time.  Once the action started, this book held my interest just fine.  It reminds me of the television show "CSI", only not so ridiculous.    
Sometimes, as I'm reading a book, I'll say to myself, "Cliff would really like this."  
I haven't been wrong yet.  
This actually works out OK, since I do most of my reading in the morning before Cliff gets up or during the day when he's outside.  He reads in the evening.  I can't concentrate if the television is on, or if music is playing; I'm too easily distracted.  Another problem is that in the afternoon and evening, I tend to fall asleep when I try to read. 
So the sharing works out fine.  Cliff reads when I can't. 
Still, I think it would be nice if we each had our own Nook.  
Oh Santa?  

6 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Sharing is nice when it works out so well but I'm sure that there are times when you could use 2 of those nooks there. I haven't read any books by that author but it is always good to enjoy a good book and I do plenty of that. Hope your Saturday is a great one!

Michaele said...

My girls are getting Kindle Fire's for Christmas. Already I am frustrated that I can't buy them paperbacks.

Midlife Mom said...

I bought a Kindle Fire for our adopted grandson for Christmas. He wants it for reading and the other things that it does but I hope he mostly reads. It us such a gift to be able to read and learn so many different things about people and places. I have always loved to read way back to the Hardy Boy Mysteries and Nancy Drew.

That YouTube with Lucy and Desi is a howl!!!!

Margaret said...

We get library books for 21 days which is nice for me. I generally have 2-5 library books on my tablet at a time. It was GREAT when I was going to NYC because if one book wasn't interesting to me at the time, another one was. I would never haul 5 actual books with me on a trip! I'm glad you liked the Sandford; I really enjoyed that one. It was very suspenseful!!

TARYTERRE said...

A NOOK for Cliff from Santa sounds like a GREAT idea. Sharing is nice but having your own is even better.

Cliff said...

Sounds like you can read Cliff like a book. er nook.