Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What I'm Reading..and Digital Library Awesomeness!

My first installment of What I'm Reading is a little eclectic...

First you should know that I am often reading multiple things at once, a book by the bed, a book in my purse, a book somewhere downstairs and a twelve books on my kindle... an effort not to spend all the grocery money on my Kindle, buying books,  I have been diligently placing books on hold at the Library, which often results in me being a little behind everyone else's current reads....

AND  Just yesterday I received my first Digital Library Lend through CW Mars...this could revolutionize my world...and put a damper on my effort to keep up with the laundry and keep the house clean. 

Which reminds me of an newspaper article my parents had hanging on the fridge for years
Titled "Cluttered Homes Breed Readers"  I'll take that as my excuse...

and proudly tell the world..."My house is cluttered so my kids will be brilliant and well read"   A girl can dream can't she!

A Book by the Bed 

 Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
I know what you're thinking....but here's my reason for not reading book 7 (or seeing either of the movies...


Really...I know.....So New Years Resolution #3,456 Finish the 7th Harry Potter book and watch the movies, just as every other respectable Harry Potter Obsessed Gal would.

A Book in my Purse

Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich  (Stephanie Plum series)  These are great! My mother got me hooked last year after buying me the box set of 1,2 and 3  and last year when I had foot surgery and was laid up I went on a six book, two day run.....Love Stephanie Plum!

 A Book Somewhere Downstairs

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D James  This gem was lent to me by my Uncle Mat, a freshman/sophomore English teacher.  Who upon hearing that I was a Jane Austen aficionado quickly went to find his copy for me.  It features Elizabeth, Darcy and disgraced sister Lydia following Lydia's husband Wickham's murder.  Cannot wait to delve into this one....

Books on My Kindle

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.  This was a recommendation on GoodReads and also my first  Library Digital Download from CW my Kindle.  I downloaded it last night and cannot wait to get started.

If you've never tried to use the CW Mars Digital Catalogue I would highly recommend it!  The CW Mars website in general can run a little slow and have broken links, but that being said....
Finding books was easy, you can place 5 on hold at a time and it will notify you via email when your book is ready for download.

I simply clicked on the link in my email while on my Kindle and it directed me through the few easy steps to my amazon account where I downloaded the book!

I now have the book for two weeks at which time it will be returned (not sure exactly how this will work but stay tuned.....)

A Book I just finished

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, which was all the rage in the summer Book Clubs.  I had it on hold at the library and finally picked it up two weeks ago.  I sat down and read the whole thing in one evening

Thankfully I had bronchitis so no one even noticed I was shirking my motherly duties!
(NERD GIRL PROBLEM: being thankful you are laid up sick because it means you can sit and read uninterrupted)
It was INTENSE.  I now have two more of her books on hold and can't wait to get them!

What book(s) are you currently reading?



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