So I have included E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey in my must-read list. And having read the first book, I can’t say I’m hooked. It wasn’t a good read for me. Not that it’s bad writing. It’s just that one of the main characters, Anastasia Steele, is intolerable. She’s so needy and overly dramatic that you’d think she came out of a novel for teens.
I just love my notebook planner and my desktop planner! Because I took time to buy both last year, I am now able to keep track of my activities, appointments, tasks, errands, and even my expenses.
I scanned the entries in my planners earlier and I was all smiles because I was reminded of all the things I did in the past 20 days- the movies I watched, the places I’ve been to, the books I read, and even my mood when I wrote the entries. It’s like reliving the experiences all over again.
I signed up with audible.com and was given a free book credit. And since I had the opportunity to download an audiobook for free (limited to 1 credit only), I immediately searched the site for familiar book titles from familiar authors.
I thought of audiobooks included in the Malory Saga by Johanna Lindsey. Although I have read the paperbacks years ago and I do have the ebooks in my Stanza library, listening to audiobooks is a different, better experience. Why Johanna Lindsey? Well, every female in my age bracket must’ve read at least one of Johanna Lindsey’s Malory novels. Johanna Lindsey is a really good storyteller, if you dig historical romance, that is.
I have Stanza on my iPod Touch and for the past few days, I have been expanding my Stanza library. And this experience of building, organizing, and accessing a growing electronic book library is pure bliss for a quasi-bibliophile like me.
For those who haven’t heard about this wonderful, wonderful application for the iPhone/iPod Touch, Stanza is a revolutionary ebook reader that allows users to customize font sizes and colors, background colors, hyphenation, page orientation, line spacing, justification, and even page turn effects. Customizing Stanza for a hassle-free eading experience is so easy, imagine changing your reader’s settings by simply tapping the Settings icon. I have tried experimenting with different fonts, font sizes, and font and background colors and it was fun.
I have a copy of the first two volumes of the Hana Yori Dango manga because its strong cult following really heightened my curiosity. I am not really into this manga thing so after downloading it, I didn’t really know what to do with it.
I learned from the site where I downloaded the manga that I need to have a manga reader to be able to read the comics so I installed a comic book reader . And then I decided that I didn’t really want to read comics on my laptop so I uninstalled the manga reader altogether (might have changed my mind if it’s a netbook I had).