October 29, 2012

What and How Am I Reading

Friday night was windy with a chill in the air, the television held no interest for me that night. I sat down at my desk to check my email, delete, delete, delete went the junk emails, than I saw the Barnes and Noble email. Opening the email I immediately clicked on the link that would take me to the newly released books.
I spent some time reading the titles of the just released books, I know that you should never judge a book by its cover, but I do. Halfway down the first page of new releases I saw that one of my favorite authors just released her new book.

Kate Morton's website can be found by clicking on the link below:

On the next page of new releases, I was delighted to see that Debbie Macomber released a new book featuring her angels, known as Prayer Ambassadors, named Shirley, Goodness and Mercy.

Debbie Macomber's website can be found by clicking on the link below:
Yep, I wanted to read these two books, so off I went to our libraries online catalog to reserve these two books. I searched for theses books and placed a reservation request for both of them. Wait a minute, Debbie Macomber's book Angels at the Table, had fifteen reserve request before mine, I was number sixteen! Kate Morton's book The Secret Keeper, had three request and, I was number four.

Hmmm, newly released books have a two week check out period, so it could take several months before my reserve request came up.

I was anxious to read these two books, and television didn't appeal to me, maybe I should take a trip to a neighboring town where Barnes and Noble was located. As the furnace kicked on to take the chill out of the house, I remembered that it wasn't a pleasant night.

I went back to Barnes and Noble site where they allowed me to read the first chapter of Debbie Macomber's book Angels at the Table, I noticed that this book was available for download on e readers. Hey, I have an iPad that can be used to read books.

I was torn because I love the feel of a book in my hand while reading, my house is full of books, and magazines. My library card has noticeable marks from being swiped so many times because of all the books I have checked out. 

After a moment of thought, I decided to download these two books to my ipad.  

Friday night I snuggled up on my favorite chair with a cup of coconut, carmel flavored coffee, a gift from my friend Tammy from Tammy Loves Dishes, with orange and black tiger striped slipper socks keeping my feet warm, another gift given to me by Ruth from Dian's Timpanalley blog, with two newly released books downloaded on my iPad.

I decided to read Debbie Macomber's book Angels at the Table first. At 11:15 p.m. I finished this fun and easy to read book, and you know what I liked reading the book on my iPad.

I have already started reading Kate Moron's book The Secret Keeper, I am thoroughly enjoying this book.

I will again download books to read on my iPad, but I still love holding a book and turning the pages while reading, that is my preferred way to read a book.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the people in the areas that are preparing for the storm called Sandy. Be safe my blog friends and do let us know how you are doing.



  1. I'm with you on this one Paulette, I love to physically hold and handle a book but if that was the quickest way of getting to read it I would probably have done that too!

  2. I still like a book in hand to read but I've never done a kindle before either. We are having an Indian Summer here. Two days of snow, a freeze and now today it is back up to 70 degrees for two days.

  3. Paulette, so glad you are enjoying the coconut coffee. I had a cup of it tonight as well.

    I love the feel of books in my hands and the physical turning of the pages. However, the Kindle is so convenient, too. I have downloaded and read several books from our online library and even purchased a few. (Gasp!)

    I hope we never see the day when print books are a thing of the past. That would really make me sad.

    Right now I'm reading a paperback mystery book I picked up at a coffee/book shop while at the beach. (The shop that sells that coconut coffee.) The story is set in the town we vacationed in. I'm really enjoying it and look forward to having the second in the series to read once I'm finished with this one.

  4. I was at a thrift store today and picked up Those Christmas Angels by Debbie M. I'm looking forward to reading it : ) I love books too but I do have a Kindle Fire and reading is easier now that I need reading glasses with the back light on the reader.