The Good Reader

I was a little disappointed when Santa didn’t bring me a Kindle for Christmas
I almost got the Kobo at Chapters last October but in my analysis the cons outweighed the pros.
As an avid reader and lover of shiny new gadgets, I envisioned an e-book reader in my imminent future, yet just going out and buying one seemed frivolous to me.

These days I don’t read as much as I used to; one of my goals for 2011 is to read more – one good book a month at least.
While trying to achieve this, I came to the sad realization that I don’t have any time leftover in my schedule for reading.
And even sadder is not being able to account for my time productively.

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I was home from work one day last week, taking refuge from annoying allergies.
I didn’t go online or catch up on my soaps, I read a book instead, two actually… and it felt wonderful.
Reminiscent of those days when I’d lose myself in a good book and nothing else around me mattered.
I have a list, collected on Goodreads, of books I’ve been meaning to read; I started the list last year and I’ve just begun the first book on the list.


I’m hopeful; the kindle is an incentive to read more, the change in medium, the ease and a portable library – perhaps I will read more.
I was hesitant initially; I’d miss the smell and feel of the pages in traditional books.
I couldn’t bear not having a reason to go into the bookstore, I love bookstores!


And after all that, the Kindle still doesn’t guarantee that I’d read more, when the newness passes and I’m still not making time to read…

I’m currently reading One Day… it’s been on my list for a while, and now I’m racing to finish it before the movie comes out.

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