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Whatchamacallit 73: My Paperwhite Kindle

The first time I saw a friend with a Kindle, I mocked it – I asked my friend if it got lighter when she deleted the books she’d already finished reading.

Now I adore my Kindle: As somebody who likes to travel, the Kindle is a terrific way to carry a large number of […]

My 2015 Reading Adventure continues with 18 more: books 80 through 97

80: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase by Betty Thesky (and others): I had high hopes for this book – I am a devoted fan of the Betty in the Sky podcast – and I thought that surely it would translate into an amusing book. Ultimately this book completely lacked the voice of Betty, […]

Books 67 to 75: Making a dent in my stack of physical books

After my last report, I made a concerted effort to read the physical books in my unread stack. I managed to read six actual books, four of which were new, one old, and one borrow. I have two other physical books in progress, plus 11 more on the shelf. In that sense, it feels like […]

On Vacation I went book crazy – 2015’s Books 31 to 47

Since getting back from going around the world, I’ve been busy – and I’ve forgotten to write anything.

But it’s time to do a quick book catch-up. I read a lot of books while winging my way around the world. The Kindle is the most wonderful invention ever, because if it weren’t for the Kindle, […]

Travel Time Equals Reading Time… Books Six to Thirteen, with pithy comments.

Finishing Geek Love (book number five, from my last report) took a bit of effort. Honestly, it was a struggle toward the end – at some point I decided had to finish it because I’d read two-thirds of it; at the three-quarters mark I thought to myself that surely I could do it; and ultimately […]

Every Day by David Levithan

This past week one of my favorite authors, David Levithan, had his newest book published, Every Day, over in the United States.

Historically speaking, I would now be excited, in the abstract, order the book, then have to wait for me and the book to unite, whether via a visiting friend’s suitcase or me making […]