I enjoy books in a variety of ways. Technology provides a wonderful array of opportunities for supporting my reading habit. I love to hold the book in my hand (if it's not too heavy) and there is nothing better than stepping into an old bookstore and inhaling the musty smell of old print on vintage paper. Takes me right back to our hometown local library that was all of maybe 12 feet by 15 feet. Small but packed with adventure, dreams, and a journey to escape to a whole new world any time I wanted.
Today, in addition to reading the actual printed page, I love to "read" by listening to my ipod. My daughter tells me that's not real reading. We agree to disagree on that point. I have a first edition Nook - HAD to have one of those because of all the flying I was doing at the time, but have since switched to reading on my ipad. And the best of all, the sweetest indulgence: reading along on my tablet while listening to the same book on my ipod.
But enough ... on with my list of 13 ... the books I read last year:
- The Racketeer by John Grisham
- Winter of the World by Ken Follett
- The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
- The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
- The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory
- The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
- Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
- Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The LItigators by John Grisham
- The Shelters of the Stones by Jean Auel