Bookish Ramblings

This is my last week of work before the break, so I find myself doing last-minute, work-related items but I’m still managing to get my reading in. Yes, sometimes it’s at my desk here at work but it all counts in my book.

My favorite time of the day right now is right after dinner. The Girl and I get into our jammies, grab our latest read and head off to my room to get cozy. I am reading Last Night in Twisted River on my Kindle. Let me tell you, my Kindle is an endless source of fascination for The Girl. She taunts me with “What page are you on?” more times than I can count.

I read somewhere that the Google e-book store will have versions with page numbers, but depending on the font size you use, you could end up with 20 pages with the same page number. I’m not sure what’s worse. No page numbers or the same darn page over and over again.

 Little Women Book Cover

What is The Girl reading? She is reading Little Women. The library at her school weeds through their books regularly and takes out anything that is tattered or torn. Well, The Girl can’t stand to see a book go into the trash (I raised her right!) so she she nabs them when she can. This time, she nabbed Little Women. It’s a really old copy and very short so I can only imagine what was taken out, but she’s loving it. I just get a kick out of the fact that she is reading Little Women. She’s only seven.

As for break, a friend from work let me borrow his Harry Potter series, so that’s what I will be reading in between the books for the Indie Lit Awards shortlist. Oh, the shortlist is going to be good. I can’t wait to share it with you next week.

Speaking of breaks, what will you be reading over the holidays?

Oh, and if you don’t mind, please answer this question for me.

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15 thoughts on “Bookish Ramblings”

  1. I was going to start reading Twilight since I’m so far behind on that whole craze, but I think I’ve changed my mind and have decided to read Anna Karenina instead. I recently downloaded Little Women on my Kindle for free and plan to read it sometime next year.

  2. I will be reading some things my own girl has been after me to read 🙂 Right now I’ve started The Importance of Being Ernest and will read Jane Eyre next. Ahhhh, what a great thing to have at least one kid who enjoys books as much as I do 🙂

  3. I’ll know when I pick the book up and start it! Right now I am reading a graphic novel trilogy about a Korean girl coming of age. It is awesome! My daughter is reading “Matched”. As far as Twisted River, my book club read it and we universally disliked it. Apparently he has better work out there.

    1. I am reading Twisted River for book club as well. I am liking it so far, but I like his style of writing in general. We’ll see how I like it come the end as I am only about a quarter of the way through.

  4. I love that she chose this book!! I never throw books away. I weed on a regular basis and then put those books in their own bookshelf with a free sign on it. The kids love poring over the titles and are amazed that they can take a book and in fact, keep it!! I’m going to try to get ahead of my January calendar over the break.

  5. I thinks that is so sweet that you and your daughter get into your jammies after supper and read together. Those memories will stay with her forever.

    My daughter is 35 and she still talks about our together reads when she was little.

  6. I’ll be reading Vanity Fair by Thackeray. It’s huge and I’m only ¼ in, so I imagine it ‘ll last me until the end of the month. I’m also planning to listen to some audiobook, but haven’t decided on which.

    Is it her first time reading Harry Potter? Oh how I envy her!

    1. The Harry Potter is for me! I read up to book 4 and then got distracted by having The Girl. Seriously, I tried to read in the delivery room. Well, she was a little more work than I imagined and I never picked the series up again! So now, I have to start all over because I don’t remember much. I should read them with The Girl but it might take a bit longer to get through them if I do that.  

  7. I love that your daughter is a book saver! I saved a tattered copy of Bridge to Terabithia & with a little tape, it’s still okay. That’s so terrific to hear that she loves Little Women! Good for both of you 🙂

  8. You ARE raising your daughter right!

    And what I wouldn’t give to have a daughter to curl up with and read book with after dinner. That sounds wonderful … even with the Kindle teasing.

  9. Sounds like a wonderful evening to me, reading in bed the the girl:)

    I am thinking of taking a blogging break. I want to rest, read, and not worry about blogging. I am behind in all my magazines, I haven’t finished a book since July, and I miss reading a book. I am tired of reading the internet all the time.

    Thoughts?

    1. Sounds wonderful to me. Blogging should never come before reading (imo). What are you going to read?

      Right now, all of Jane Austen’s books by Sourcebooks are free for the Kindle. I downloaded them today. Can’t go wrong with a classic.

  10. Yea to The Girl! “Little Women” is still one of my all-time favorite books. I got it for Christmas the year I turned eight and read it to my daughter when she was not much older. There were definitely some things I needed to explain in it but they may have smoothed some of those things over in a shortened version.

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