Saturday, April 10, 2010

Readathon/Shopathon

There's a readathon today! I thought I woke up to late to participate (due to a lovely social gathering last night and a pretty spring drink called The Yellow Parrot) but a quick scan of Twitter revealed that I was only a few minutes behind some folks, so I decided to jump in...like one of those runners in the Boston Marathon who thinks, "No one will mind if I skip the first 20 miles, right?" So even if I'm more a cheerleader than participant for this round, it still sounds fun.

Here are the books on my pile:

THE SWIMMING POOL by Holly LeCraw
DOGTOWN by Elyssa East
THE POSTMISTRESS by Sarah Blake
WENCH by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Confession: I'll be dividing up my reading time with a visit to the mall. I have two trips in the next two weeks, and I need one of those gigantic purse-on-steroids bags that will hold everything I could possibly need for an entire day in the city: 2 outfits, 3 pairs of shoes, all my makeup, and whatever books I acquire along the way (at which point I'll also need a Sherpa...)

And there will no doubt be a trip by the Apple store, to see if the iPad (or one of its cousins like the Kindle) could lighten my traveling burden. Do you have an e-reader? Which one should I consider? Or do you have a super-purse that makes an e-reader unnecessary? All help appreciated!

Off to read!

3 comments:

Sarakastic said...

I carry a super purse, although with my reading habits sometimes I have to carry it and an armful of books on my way home from the library. Plus, I saw on Oprah a few years ago that they are supposed to make your hips look smaller which was just so much easier than going on a diet. Have a safe/fun trip.

Trish Ryan said...

Hooray for unexpected benefits!

Elizabeth@LongToLove said...

I don't have an e-reader, but the iPad is calling my name. I just wish it wasn't called an iPad. Something about that seems wrong to me.