The way I put it in the title makes it sounds as if I literally became an e-reader. Like I’m in a Franz Kafka story, but instead of waking up as a cockroach, I woke up one morning as a Nook GlowLight Plus. Maybe that would make a good 21st century reboot, now I think… Continue reading The not-so-secret reason I became an e-reader
The beginning of a new month typically finds me culling a list of new novels I’m looking forward to reading. However, it’s beyond time to get serious about reading my own damn books. I’ve done okay so far this year. Of the 26 books I’ve read, 15 were already in my library. With more than… Continue reading 5 strange and unusual novels in my Nook
I began today feeling exceedingly overwhelmed by my own damn books. This weekend, I inhaled The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. As with so many books in my Nook library, it’s there because I found it offered for $1.99. It’s difficult to resist e-books offered for $2.99 or under. Why, that’s less than a large iced… Continue reading #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Update: Overwhelmed, and not
This month, “reading slump” means I’m distracted. VERY distracted. To help me help myself, I’ve compiled a list of strategies for keeping reading distractions at bay.
Barnes and Noble made an alarming announcement on Tuesday: They’re closing all versions of their online Nook bookstore in the UK, according to the BBC. This news comes on the heels of a February report that e-book sales have fallen for all five of the UK’s largest publishers.
When it comes to stuff, my general policy is, less beats more. Less stuff means fewer things to look after (meaning dust and organize) and more time to spend reading. Except … all this wonderful logic falls apart at the bookstore. I have very little willpower when it comes to buying books. Picture me taking… Continue reading Three ways #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks is making me a better reader
My favorite place to read as a child was under the covers with a flashlight. While the pleasure of being subversive and sticking it to The Man (who, in this case, happened to be a woman: my mom) no doubt played a role, more compelling was that I appreciated the sensory deprivation that facilitated disappearing… Continue reading When the choice is between e-reading and not reading, I choose my Nook GlowLight Plus