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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We had a mishap with my Kindle. My son borrowed it, and it came back wet and not working. He claimed innocence. (Big surprise!) But in reality, I forced it on him. All of the kids dislike the Kindle and would rather have a book. I don't know why that makes me feel giddy, but it does. However, we were on a deadline for this particular book and he had to buy on the Kindle. Which turned out to be unfortunate.

Amazon replaced the Kindle for $65 if I returned the old one. (It's yours!) All of my books were redownloaded, and it was like nothing ever happened. But right now, I'm reading the "REAL" book. "The Forgotten Garden" by an Australian author that a friend sent over. It's a family saga, and fabulous, but in my house, I really have nowhere to read. We have to utilize every inch of space, so where do you steal away to read?

Where do the rest of you read? Do you have a garden? A comfy chair in the living room? Do you like to go to the library?

In this book, the character loves to hide away in secret when she reads. Don't you love that imagery? I'd love your ideas!

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At 2:06 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

When the kids were home, I went to the bedroom to read sometimes. But most of the time I get so lost in a book that the house could explode around me and I wouldn't notice. LOL

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Peggy Blann Phifer said...

I'm the same way, Colleen. If I'm deep into a book I'm loving, I'm gone. But I do love the idea of a comfy-cozy chair to read in, but then I'd have to fight the cats for it. Sigh

At 2:49 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Wish I could do that, but things seem to echo off the walls in that house, and I'd like to escape it most of the time. That's a bigger issue I guess. LOL

At 4:00 PM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

My favorite place to read is sitting at the kitchen table while someone else is cooking.

At 4:21 PM, Blogger jel said...

I can read almost any where.
and if the book is good, I 2 can get lost in the book. :)

by the way while we are on the line of books , found a new author to read, (to me any way)
Bruce Hennigan, if ya what to know more, I got it posted over at my jelspeaks blog. :)

At 6:12 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I guess I read mostly waiting at doctor's appointments and kids' soccer games. But I'd like to know what it's like to curl up in front of a fire again now that the weather is changing. LOL

At 12:26 AM, Blogger WK said...

I read anywhere. I don't need to hide away, I'm one of those who can be in the midst of confusion and block it all out. They family hates it at times....but I can do that with books or TV or the internet or the kids or whoever I'm talking with, if I get into it, I can ignore everything else.

My baby girl is the same way.

Great about the Kindle BTW, they replaced mine for free when it started freezing up.


At 2:21 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

Since I don't physically read books anymore, I listen to audiobooks. The best time and place for me to listen is at night when I can't sleep. I sit on my bed, earphones on, and listen while playing mindless computer games. Sometimes I knit while listening during the day but I often get so relaxed that I fall asleep. Since the battery on my iPod isn't that big I end up recharging it more if I knit than if I wait until nighttime to listen. Sound confusing? You should see it from this end!!! LOL

At 7:53 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

My daughter loves audiobooks. When I try to listen to them my mind wanders and I have no idea what happened. I was reading a "book" on the iPAD and was going along famously only to discover I didn't have the complete book. It was apparently a sample. *sigh* Where do I read? In bed at night generally. Sometimes, dare I say, in the bathroom, but hubby doesn't like to see the iPAD in there. LOL

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Ruthie, I'd never make it with your system! But I love the concept. WK, my son destroyed my Kindle with water, and I was honest about it. It was damp when he came home from school and the screen looked like an Etch a Sketch. LOL

Sandie, your husband must have seen that Seinfeld. I say sneak that iPad wherever you get a moment's peace. There sure are a lot of iPads here. I went to a restaurant the other day where they send the orders in on them!

At 1:40 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I love to either curl up by the fire to read, although that's no longer an option, since the hubs put his giant screen TV in front of the fireplace. It was that or it took up 1/4 of the room.

The other place is in a garden, preferable in a hammock. :D

At 2:12 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I'd love to have a hammock! That cracks me up about the fireplace. Men have their priorities. LOL

At 2:25 PM, Blogger jel said...

how do sit in a hammock?
every time i tryed to get in one it thows me! :(

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Jel, that takes the romance out of it. I'm sure I'd fall too!


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