Thursday, April 30, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

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Hosted by Deb at Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly event born in 2005. It is essentially a weekly meme consisting of questions about 'about books, authors, reading preferences, that sort of thing.' Participation consists of copying the weekly question, pasting it into a blog post and answering it...then going back to Deb's blog and leaving a comment and trackback.

Which is worse?

Finding a book you love and then hating everything else you try by that author, or

Reading a completely disappointing book by an author that you love?

Worse for me is find a book you love and then hating everything else from the author. Your hopes seem to build up around an author and they keep producing less than ideal work its so disappointing because they have so much potential. I have rarely encountered that.

Thursday Tea

Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book is hosting a weekly event titled: Thursday Tea. She writes:

To play along, all you need is some tea, a book, and the will to answer some very simple questions: what tea are you drinking (and do you like it)? What book are you reading (and do you like it)? Tell us a little about your tea and your book, and whether or not the two go together.

The Tea: Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Tea

The Book: The Complete Illustrated Guide to The Presidents of America by Professor Jon Roper

The Tea: I really enjoy the tea its the right blend of cinnamon and apple and its all natural. It had very few calories and its relaxing after a long day.

The Book: I finished this book and I loved it I found it very informative. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know about their past and present Commander in Chief.

Thursday Thunks

Welcome to the April 30th version of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!

We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want. Write about it on your blog... simple as that. Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!
Please only leave a link if you have written a Thursday Thunks post. Please mention us in your post, and link back to the blog here.
Don't forget to go visit the other participants' blogs. Read and comment about all their Thursday Thunks! Thats what all this is about afterall, isn't it? We'll have so much fun and become lifelong friends....

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen & Kimber via phone & Skype conference, the color mango and the number 70566.

1. What color is your front door? Black and White

2. We discussed our folks in previous TT so now tell me about your siblings. If you are an only child, tell me whether or not you wanted siblings, older, younger etc. I have 3 sisters, 2 older than me and 1 that is younger. I liked having siblings because you were never alone

3. What color/type butterfly is your favorite? brown, orange and black

4. Will you be celebrating Cinco De Mayo? No

5. Oprah- love her, hate her, or don't care? love her

6. Are you worried about the spread of swine flu? no

7. Hard or soft pillows? Inbetween

8. How many trees are in your neighbor's yard? too many to count.

9. What was the color of the last car you saw? black

10. When does your driver's license expire? 2015

11. Look at the clock on your computer and type the numbers backwards. 246

12. When you put your pants on, what leg do you put in first? right

13. How would you respond to this letter if you were an advice columnist.

I am an ugly woman. I was an ugly baby and child even! It is a fact. I am 36 now and I have never had a boyfriend, and I am still a virgin.

Due to me not having men in my life, I have poured everything I have in to education and my career. At 36 I am the youngest (and first female CEO) at a big, successful, tech company. I have over 200 personal patents and millions of pounds in investments.

I have everything: huge house, holiday villa in Spain, 3 cars, power boat, a race horse, etc. but as much I try to talk myself into everything being “great” I cannot help but to miss that special someone to share it all with.

Most of my friends are married with kids and I feel like I am gradually drifting away from them also.

Where can I find someone to marry an ugly woman?

I would tell them to get some counseling for some self-esteem because I really could not help them gain self-confidence.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Carrie From Ya Books is Hosting A First in the Series Challenge

Carrie is from YA books is hosting First in the Series Challenge.

Enter to win:So this month I am giving away two books which are the first books in 2 great series.

The first book is City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (PB)

And the second book is The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong(PB)

I'm sure these are books that are familiar to most, but if you haven't read them then now is your chance.

Contest will end April 30th.

Please go to the link above.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Giveaway from Valerie at Hachette Books of Chaotic Compendum

Book Giveaway - Testimony

Friday, April 24, 2009

Synopsis: At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to
break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they
were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a
chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in
the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed
in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work,
Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of
a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the
lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and
women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can
lead to our worst transgressions.

Thanks to Valerie at Hachette I am giving away 5 copies of this book. I'm planning to review this book in the coming weeks.


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Books I Bought Today at Barnes and Noble

I went to the local Barnes and Noble today looking for more light reads to give me a break from the classics I have been reading. I found two books.

Here is what I found:

I Love a Man in Uniform by Lily Burana

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Weinstein Books (April 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602860831
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602860834

From the inside cover:
A former exotic dancer who once had a penchant for anarchist politics and purple hair dye, Lily's rebellious past never would have suggested a marriage into the military. But then she met Mike a Military Intelligence officer, and fell hopelessly in lover, resulting in a most unorthodox romance poignant, passionate , and utterly unpredictable.

After Lily and Mike said "I do" in a brief, pre-deployment City Hall ceremony, Mike Left for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Lily was left in a strange town to endure his absence alone , with no support system and little knowledge of the vast and confusing military world in to which she had married.

Upon Mike's return from the war, the couple moved to historic West Point, where Lily found that life on base had its own challenges. As the war continued and the past intruded unexpectedly into the present, Lily and Mike found themselves plunged into the nightmare of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Struggling to cope in a community where admitting weakness is the ultimate taboo and "suck it up" is the suggested response to emotional pain, Lily suffered from depression so severe, it almost ended her marriage. With the help of a revolutionary therapeutic technique, the couple made their way out of the darkness and back to each other. Through it all, Lily wrangled with her preconceptions about the military and found her place within the uniquely supported sisterhood of military wives.

From harrowing emotion to the dishy details of life on base, Lily Burana bares her heart and soul as a modern military spouse.

Reasons for buying this book: I am a military wife going through a deployment. Lifetime makes it seem like its fun and games and hanging with your girlfriends it is not like that. Its real and emotional.

The next book I bought was:

My Horizontal Life A Collection of One-Night Stands

From the Back Cover:

Meet Chelsea Handler. Gorgeous, sharp, and anything but shy, Chelsea loves men...lots of them. In this raucous collection of true-life stories, she chronicles her romp through the bedrooms of a variety of suitors. My Horizontal Life is a fearless acount of what can happen between a man and a sometimes very intoxicated, outgoing woman during one night passion.

From her short fling with a Vegas stripper to her even shorter dalliance with a well-endowed little person, from her uncomfortable tryst with a cruise ship performer to her misguided rebound with a man who likes to play leather dress-up, Chelsea recalls the highs and lows of her one-night stands with hilarious honesty. My Horizontal Life is one guilty pleasure you won't be ashamed to talk about in the morning.

Reasons for picking this book: I bought this for some light-hearted humor. I watch the show occasionally. I usually like books by comedian.

Monday, April 27, 2009

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Review of 1984 by George Orwell

Summary From Amazon:Thought Police. Big Brother. Orwellian. These words have entered our vocabulary because of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984. The story of one man's nightmare odyssey as he pursues a forbidden love affair through a world ruled by warring states and a power structure that controls not only information but also individual thought and memory, 1984 is a prophetic, haunting tale.

More relevant than ever before, 1984 exposes the worst crimes imaginable-the destruction of truth, freedom, and individuality.
With a new forward by Thomas Pynchon.

About the Author from Amazon:

George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, born in 1903. He produced an impressive and critically acclaimed body of work, including his two most famous novels, Animal Farm and 1984. He died in 1950.

My Review:
I would like to say I found this book very disturbing yet interesting. Imagine the government controlling and monitoring everything you say or do. Telling you how you should eat and how you should dress. All this seemed to consume Winston Smith's mind. Every action he did made him wonder if the big brother(Government) was watching him.

All this changed when he met a woman named Julia who eventually becomes his lover. She is the symbol of rebellion against the government(Party). She is everything that Big Brother aims to destroy.

This book had me thinking about communism and how it would be if communism would have came to the USA. It is scary to think how the government could have that much power. This book is also a psychological thriller in which it makes you think and messes with you head.

Some memorable sayings or quotes from the novel that make you think:

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU how would you feel if the government is monitoring everything you do your right to privacy is violated
WAR IS PEACE is war really peace or is it a ploy for overall control.
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY are really slaves to the government, are we truly free
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH while keeping the outsiders of the government ignorant the government keeps its power.

Its amazing how some of these says make you think today and how this book is still relevant to human fears today. The fear of communism and socialism.

Overall I enjoyed this book and its one my favorites and I would reread it again.

What are you reading on Mondays

What I completed Last week?

I have not completed anything because of my twitter addiction lol. I am also reading several books at one time. This week I will complete at least 3-4 of them.

What I am reading this week:

Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
War of the Roses by Alison Weir
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Presidents of America by Professor Jon Roper

Mail Box Mondays

Mailbox Mondays

Today I received on book that I had won from my Tudor Talk book group on Friday. It is entitled:

But One Queen by Eleanor Roberts.
Publisher: New English Library, Great Britain

Its an older book and I could not find an image on Amazon and it does not have an ISBN number either.

From the Back Cover:

Lettice Knollys came to court young and innocent, as maid in waiting to Queen Elizabeth. Her beauty and her family connections assured her a splendid future at court, but her love for the Queen's favourite, Lord Robert Dudley nearly ruined them both.

This book looks very interesting partly because I love everything Tudor but also I love history and love to gain as much historical fiction that can get my hands on. This books is also by and English author who I have not heard of. I probably won't get to it till next week.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My First Award

Thank you Rebecca from for this award.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday Tea

The Tea: Cinnamon Apple Tea
The Book: Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence

About the Tea: This is one of my favorite teas. I have been drinking it for about 2 yrs now. I first tried it while staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott when my house flooded and we had to get the floors repaired.

About the Book: I have been reading this book for almost a month and its very slow going. I guess cause I feel that it lacks a plot. It always seems like these 5 people are babbling back and forth about nothing. Hopefully will be done with this book by next week.

Monday, April 20, 2009

What are you reading on Mondays

Here is what I am reading this week.

1.Woman in Love by D.H. Lawrence
2. War of the Roses by Alison Weir
3. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
4. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
6. Complete Illustrated Guide to Presidents by Professor Jon Roper

I have to keep switching books so I end up reading the same books for a month.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

End of 24 hour wrap up

Total books read 7
Number completed 2
Number of pages completed 415

I don't know how many minutes I read but I stopped reading between 2am and 6.40am. I thoroughly enjoyed this readathon I wish I could have done better maybe next time I should rent a room in a hotel with just me and the books. Then I would not get easily distracted. I don't know if I am going to read anything today. I would like the hosts and the cheerleader without you I would not have made it as far as I did.

Hour 24 End of Readathon Meme

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? From 2- 640am

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Well it depend on what the reader likes but I would go with Anna Karenina ,North and South and War of the Roses by Alison Weir

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No, I just have suggestion for myself. Spend the weekend without the kids lol

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Switching up books so it would not seem like a chore when you get bored with one book.

5. How many books did you read? 7 books completed 2
6. What were the names of the books you read? North and South, Complete Illustrated guide to the Presidents, Baby Daisy, Anna Karenina, War of the Roses, Women in Love, 1984,

7. Which book did you enjoy most? 1984

8. Which did you enjoy least? Women in Love

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I would participate in the next read athon I would probably do both next time

Hour 24 Dewey's Read-A-thon

Well I woke up in the middle of this hour and managed to read about 13 pages of North and South. I have already started this one earlier this month for an online reading group. I was hoping to make a bigger dent but my wake up call did not happen

Total pages read 13
Total mins read 15mins
Total time doing other things 10mins
Total pages read overall 380 pgs

Hour 18 of Dewey's Read-a-Thon

I have managed 25 pages this hour and in this section there is an end to the Hundred Years war and the start of the War of the Roses and the tension between the Lancasters and the Yorks are growing. This time they have the Nevilles and the Percies choosing sides within their own families

Total page 25
Total time spent reading 40 mins
Total time doing other things 20min
Total books read 2
Total pages read so far 367.

I am now going to sleep until 5am est time hopefully I will wake up and continue to North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Hour 17 of the Read-A-thon

Well its is now 12am here on the east coast. I managed to read 27 pages this hour no distractions except for blogging and a quick twitter lol. Now we are getting to what leads up to the War of the Roses the growing tension between the Lancaster and Yorks its seem like it started with Margret of Anjou favoritism of Somerset who lost to France in war which then was a big loss of land for England. The people wanted him punished for being a traitor but Margret convinced Henry VI to move him up in rank.

Total pages read for this hour 27
Total mins read:45 mins
Total time doing other things 15 mins
Total books read 2 including the book I read to my daughter
Total pages read so far 342

Hour 16

I did not read much this hour cause I stopped to do the mini-challenge which I really enjoyed. I also managed to clean my 3yr old daughters room and put her in the bed. So I only managed 10 pages this. In this part of the book it describes Queen Margret's household which includes Elizabeth Neville which you will find out is to become Queen of England. Then is was on to the fall of the Duke of Glochester now we are talking about the issues of the heirs of Henry VI.

Pages read 10
Time read 15 mins
Time doing other thins 45mins
Pages read so far 315

I am still reading War of the Rose and its getting more interesting by the page.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Stop the Madness Mini Challenge

This game was fun it was very difficult as well I only managed 26 points. I enjoyed it and it was a fun break from the reading now I am off to read for 30 mins. By the way I missed the part of the US that my fellow American are from.

Hour 15 of Dewey's Read-a-thon

I have started reading The War of the Roses by Alison Weir. It is a history but it reads like a novel. Totally different from what I have been reading. I have started this book earlier this month and I am try to finish it this month so I hoping to make a great size dent tonight. I am on page 124/420 pges. I only managed about 17 pages cause I started late because I was getting the kiddies ready for bed so hopefully I can pick up the pace a little lol.

Total pages read 17
Total mins read about 25 mins
Total time doing other things 35 mins

Total pages read total so far 305

New goal to make it to 500 pages by the end of this read-a-thon

Hour 14 of Dewey's Readathon

Well I did not finish part 3 of Anna Karenina but I came close to it only 1.5 chapter left to go. I read 27 pages this hour

Total time spent reading/ listening 60 mins
Total time doing other things 60mins
Total books finished 1 but I decided to read a children's book which is 5 pages to my 3 yr old so that makes it 2 completed lol.
Total pages read so far: 288.

Hour 13 in Dewey's Read-A-Thon

I completed 6 more chapters in Anna Karenina for a total of 21 pages. This is my last hour of Anna Karenina for today before I switch of book. I will be finishing part 3 of this novel. This leave me at almost the halfway point in this book.
Total pages read this hour 21pgs
Total mins read/listen 60 mins
Total number of books read so far: 1
Total of pages read overall: 261

Hour 13 Mini-Challenge

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

2. How many books have you read so far? 1 completed by I have read 4 different books

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? War of the Roses by Alison Weir

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? No, no one was available : (

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, several an hr and how I deal put on a movie and feed them. But son still wont leave my room counting down the hours to bedtime

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? The big turnout on twitter

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No, you all are doing fine

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Find someone to keep my kids or rent a room in a hotel lol

9. Are you getting tired yet? I was so I listened to an audiobook. Around 9pm I will start the actual reading again cause son will be in bed.

10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? No, everyone has their own niche

Hour 12 Dewey's Read-a-Thon

I have listened to 6 chapter via audiobook while following along with the real book. Here are my totals for the hour.
Number of pages read 25
Number of books finished 1
Number of mins read/Listen 60
Number of mins doing other things 60

Total of pages read in the last 12 hrs : 249

My eyes are getting a much need rest and its easier than reading myself cause the kids keep interrupting.

I did enjoy bacon pizza. I know a weird combination.

Hour 11 of Dewey's 24hr Read-a-Thon

I finished 1984 this hour and I am continuing Anna Karenina which I started a couple weeks ago. I am in Part 3 Chapter 12.

Total pages read this hr: 22pages
Total mins read 30mins
Total mins doing other things and phone call 30mins
Total pages read overall : 237

Hour 10 of Dewey's 24 hour Read- A-Thon

Well I have one more chapter to complete in in 1984 and then I am moving on to Anna Karenina on audio book for a few hours plus I have the novel to follow along to track my pages and stuff. In the 7pm hour which is next hour I will order pizza for dinner so the kids won't get the late night munchies. I must say that 1984 has gotten real good toward the end lot of page turning excitement which I need because my eyes are starting to get a little tired. Anna Karenina audiobook will give me a much need break maybe I will make a bigger dent in that novel is I am quarter of the way through.

Total pages read this hour 30
Total time spent reading 40 mins
Total time doing other things 20 mins
Total pages read 215
Total of books completed 0

Hour 9 of Dewey's Read -a-thon

I managed to get through 1.5 chapter in 1984 which is about 15 pages. I have been reading this one for awhile so I hope I can finish this one in a couple of hours.

Total time read 20 mins
Total time doing other things 40mins
Total pages read so far 185.
Total books finished 0

2hrs till I order pizza for dinner.

Hour 8 of Dewey's Read -a -Thon

This was my last hour of Reading Women in love by D.H. Lawrence. I managed to read about 100pages of it in 4hrs. So now I am on 267/500. So it looks like I may finish this by the end of this month it was looking bleak for awhile. So I gives thanks to the hosts and the founder of this readathon.

Pages read this hour 25
Number of Mins read 30
Number mins doing other things 30
Number of pages read so far: 170 pages the length of a short novel

Up next the last 6 chapters of Orwell and ordering a pizza for dinner

Hour 7 Read-A- thon

I am on pg 244/500 in Woman in Love the next hour is my last of this book cause I tend to get bored with a book after 4 straight hours that is why I read so many at a time. I am not a fast reader but I think I am doing pretty good considering my circumstances

Total pages read so far 145pgs

Total books completed 0

Total of mins read 210.

Total mins doing other things 210

Hour 6 of Dewey's Read-a-thon

I read 30 pages this hour which is a new record for me. I am on page 212 of 500 on Women in love so far so good the pace is picking up a bit on this one. My mood is ok. I get frustrated with the interruptions from my kids. They keep fighting of course and they have been fed lunch and are now looking for dinner. They did not last through the movie. My son constantly keeps telling me his is bored but when I offer him suggestions he turns them down. Go figure. At his rate I think I will need a Valium.

Current # of pages read 113.

Hour 5 of Dewey's Read- a- thon

I have moved on to Women in Love by DH Lawerence. As I said before this is not one of my favorite but its readable. I am on page 182/500. I have read 18 pages so far this hour cause of minor interruptions but the kids are fed and they are watching Sleeping Beauty so that should give me at least 45 mins of solid reading and I hope to get deeper into the novel. I will probably wont get to my goal but hope to complete on book and be almost done with several.

78 pages read so far. Hopefully my pace will pick up.

Hour 4 of the Read-A-Thon

Hour 4

I completed my goal in the book of Presidents of America. I made it from Madison to John Quincey Adams. A lot went on during those times with many wars still against the British. There was even an Indian Revolt head by Tecumsah. So now I am moving on to Women in Love for the next few hours. I am doing this book for another challenge group and also for the ABC challenge. This book is slow going for me so maybe this read-a-thon will help me catch up to where I need to be so I can finish it by the 30th of this month.

Pages read so far 65
Mins read since the beginning 120 mins. I tend to read 30 mins of the hour because of my twitter addiction and blogging lol.

Goal 65/1000

Updates for the 24 hr Reathon the first 3 hrs

Hour 1 update:
This hour I chose to read the Completed Illustrated Guide to Presidents of America by Professor Jon Roper. I only managed to read about 27 pages. Right now I am playing the role of a single parent since my hubby is deployed. So far its this book I have read through the Pre-Revolutionary war up to the the writing and signing of the Constitution I have not yet gotten to the start of the Presidents. I plan to read this book up to President Madison since that is how far I have gotten in the Presidents videos on the History Channel series.
So far everything is going great except for constant interruptions.

Pages read so far: 27pgs.

1. What I am reading today is stated above.
2. Three facts about me are I am doing this while my husband is deployed and my kids are around, I love to read and I will be tweeting my progress a little while doing this.
3. I have 8 book in my TBR pile will I finish them probably no where near.
4. My goals to make it through this challenge sane lol. I hope to read at least 1000pgs
5. I am a veteran and my advice is to take breaks and don't try to be superhero its alright if you need to sleep.

Hour 2
I have only managed to read 8 pages this hour again more interruptions I am at the point of frustration that my kids seem to be the only ones in America that can not entertain themselves and constantly fight each other. Any I have made it as far as how the electoral college was established into George Washington's Presidency to the duel of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr up to the beginning of the Presidency of John Adams. I learned that there was problems with with Bipartisanship even in the earlier days of the presidency.

Hour 3

I am almost to my daily goal for this particular book. I think I will finish my goal in the 4th hour. So far I have read 50 pages which is a long way from my goal hopefully my pace will pick up the book is a rather large book so it will take longer than a normal size book to read the pages. In the particular hour I read from the end of John Adams Presidency to the Beginning of James Madison's presidency.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mail Box Mondays

I only received one book in the Mail this week. It is called The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Presidents of America by Professor Jon Roper

What are you reading on Mondays

Well I am doing a lot of monthly reads but I completed quite a few books this past week. I don't do reviews because I have a hard enough time reading with two children by myself. But here is what I completed this week:

The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
Memoirs of Jane Austen by Edward Leigh-Austen

Books I am currently reading are:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
1984 by George Orwell
Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
War of the Roses by Alison Weir
Woman in Love by D. H. Lawrence
Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday
1. Are you currently reading more than one book?

2. How many Books are you currently reading?
I am currently reading about 11 books. Yes, I know too much. But I am easily bored and have short attention span. A very moody reader

3. Is this normal for you

4. Where do you keep your current reads?

In a bag by my bed online as well, I subscribe to daily lit.