Posts since last week's Monday Malarkey:
- 3 Minis: The Evergreen Bride by Pam Hillman, The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide, A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick (book reviews)
Books read since last Malarkey:
- The Cat in the Window and Other Stories of Cats We Love, ed. by Callie Smith Grant
- hitRECord TV books to accompany Season 1 of HitRecord TV by J. Gordon Levitt, et al.
- Reservoir Cats by Penel Ashworth
- Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan
- hitRECord Season 1 - download and books
The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
We watched Howl's Moving Castle, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, and The Edge of Tomorrow. Well, I say "we" but husband managed to sneak out at the beginning of The Edge of Tomorrow (also apparently known as "Live, Die, Repeat") so it was just me and Kiddo. Husband absolutely hates violence. That was all over the long holiday weekend. It was just the three of us at home for Thanksgiving, a very quiet, low-key holiday.
In other news:
Apart from the two gripping Nick Belsey books by Oliver Harris, The Hobbit, the sweet romance The Evergreen Bride by Pam Hillman, and Heart in the Right Place, I pretty much consider November a wash. During much of November I didn't even feel like reading so I just grabbed whatever was nearby or extremely light. It's not that I didn't enjoy the other books so much as that they felt like pleasant fillers.
"Whatever was near" translated to 4 e-books. Shocking! I've found, though, that I finally am figuring out what works best for me in e-book form and that is whatever I don't feel obligated to mark. Romances, light reading like cat stories, a memoir. There were a few things I highlighted in Heart in the Right Place (a memoir), but I never go back to highlighted passages in e-books because it's too much of a pain. So, that's the main reason I usually avoid them. I like to liberally plaster my books with flags or Post-its and flip back to reread quotes, find references to other books worth looking up, etc. It's nice to know there are times I don't feel like I have to do that.
But, I fear I'll never be a regular e-reader. I must have my books. I need to mark up, flip back, reread. It's the lack of ability to easily do that which experts are latching onto as problematic for youngsters; they don't get as much out of the reading because they can't flip back easily to reread bits that they may have not understood at first or which make more sense after the reading of a later passage. Makes sense to me.
Anyway, not much of a reading month. I'm happy to move on to December, although I'd like to know where the hell this year has gone so fast.
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