19 May Mood

My taste in books is eclectic. What I read next does not follow rhyme or reason, with one exception. I am part of a book club and I do always attempt to read the current month’s selection. Other than that, my reading is all of the place. Two genres that I typically do not care for are fantasy and young adult (YA). But-I’m not a total snob, if a book that falls under one of those genres comes highly recommended, most likely I will give it a chance. Case in point: Harry Potter. HP actually falls under both of the aforementioned categories, and I loved it. I haven’t finished the series though. At the very least I have two books going, one hard copy and one on my Kindle. I’ve tried to break this habit and it’s never worked. I do this for a couple of reasons. My Kindle is usually full of library books (via the Overdrive, which you need ASAP if you don’t have it) so I read those because they have a borrowing time limit. Also I receive galleys or advanced review copies (ARCs) from Netgalley in exchange for honest reviews. Lastly, I feel like I read faster on my Kindle-I have no scientific evidence to back this, it’s just a feeling. Actually, I have another two reasons. My Kindle fits in my purse. I would never carry a purse that my Kindle would not fit inside. That would be ludicrous. In fact it would pretty much guarantee that a. I would have car trouble, b. I would be stuck eavesdropping an inane conversation, or c. waiting in an absurdly long line. All of which, without a book, might push me over the proverbial edge. Also, my Kindle has a backlight with about a thousand settings, so I can read at night without disturbing my husband or while sitting in a movie theater “watching” an awful movie.


Above is an example of what my typical reading looks like.  As mentioned, I always have a hard copy book as well as a Kindle book going.  I like being in the middle of different books, because I have different moods.  The only downside to reading multiple books at one time is that it takes longer to finish each one.  But, whatever. Read how you like and do what works for you.

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.

Lemony Snicket
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