Thursday, January 16, 2014

Obsessed! Or how I got distracted by technology

I mentioned yesterday that I had gotten totally distracted by my new Kindle that the hubs got me for Christmas.  I never thought I really wanted a tablet, but I finally decided that for traveling and so forth a reading device would be nice.  He decided on the Kindle Fire HD.  It's a great little device.  Although you can't tell it from the photo, the resolution is wonderfully clear and sharp.


And then my friend told me about BookBub.  Have you heard of it?  All you do is go to their website, enter your email address and the kind of reader you have and the types of books you like to read, and it sends you a daily email of available books under $2.99.  Best of all, almost every day there are several free books to choose from.  Totally free!

 And it got me hooked.

Here are the books I've read so far this year...

Yup, I was kind of obsessed, I think.  Now we know why I almost gave up reading when my children were small...  I would have been accused of neglect.

And best of all, most of them were free or close to it. 

So now we know why I haven't done much sewing so far this year.  But I am going to start exercising a bit of restraint and get busy.

Good plan, don't  you think?




11 comments:

  1. WOW, that more than a book per day.... There is no time for ohter things - or you don´t sleep ;-)

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  4. nothing wrong with reading! I'm actually on a sewing spree, no reading! balance is key...

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  5. Hello! My name is Cameron and I had a question about your blog. :-) I can be reached at my email address. Thanks so much!

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  6. I am a binge reader too... Actually I'm a binge person in general. It's all or nothing! I love ereading.

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  7. Please my dear, I have over 200 books on my Kindel in one year. And please do not get started playing games. Candy Crush has runned me these last two months, I have 3 books on my kindel I have not started reading yet. I am on facebook asking friends to send me life. OMG!! I haven't even been in the sewing room for a week, and I only read the blogs at work when I have time. HELP ME!!!!!!!!

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  8. i got the kindle fire last year for Christmas and there's another 'one hundred freebooks' that's good to . they don't just send you just what you read but i like it.

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  9. Subscribe to BookBub, Riffle and Free Booksy for more free and deeply discounted book offers. The formats offered vary but they are almost always offered for Kindle.

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  10. I feel so much better about reading up to M in the Sue Grafton Alphabet series now! I Am reading them for free as library downloads - that might be another source of free books for you depending on your local library service. (Sew2879 on Flickr)

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  11. I got a Nexus 7 for Christmas and it looks just like your Kindle you got for Christmas. We both must have nice hubbies! I haven't had a chance to download any books yet so it was nice to learn about BookBub. I just downloaded a couple of free books. Thanks for sharing!

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