I just can't believe that something so tiny and so thin can hold so many books! It's a dream come true for me, having all that reading material in one place, and being able to carry it around with me wherever I go - it's like having your own personal library in your handbag! How cool is that?
You see, I may be a writer, but I love to read just as much as I love to write, and now that I own a Kindle, it's finally given me a chance to check out all those fabulous authors I've met along the way in the seven months or so since I started my writing journey, and I am so excited about that!
Of course, when my husband uttered those words "go buy yourself a few books to stick on it" I'm not sure he realised that he should have put a limit on just how many books I was supposed to download because, as I'm fast finding out, it's FAR too easy to purchase ebooks - one click, and a few seconds later your book appears, just sitting there waiting to be read! I think I'm managing to curb this new-found habit I've acquired though, after all, you can only read one book at a time, can't you? Well, I can anyway. That's not to say I won't lapse now and again, because there are one or two books about to be published that I just have to get my hands on....
All I can say is, to those of you out there who love reading and haven't yet got yourself a Kindle (or any other eReading device!) I strongly recommend you get yourself one! If you love books, you won't be disappointed!
Anyway, what else have I been getting up to over the past week or so... well, apart from working hard on my new book (Illusions of Love - follow up to No Matter What) and easing myself gently into 2012, I've been indulging in another of my hard-to-break habits - Keanu Reeves. Oh, not the real Keanu Reeves - dear God, if only! - no, I've been watching another of his films, though. This time, 'Henry's Crime', the story of a man who is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit, and once he's released, realises that he's done the time, so he may as well do the crime...
Now, I'll be the first one to stand up and admit that not all of Keanu's movies have had the best plots/best acting/etc., but 'Henry's Crime' was a really great movie! It was one of those movie's you sit down to watch and find yourself slowy getting drawn into. It's got a good story, great characters, and some fabulous acting from everyone concerned - it's got romance, humour, and a great-looking Keanu, so I was well happy! Not that I'm shallow or anything... heaven forbid!
|Keanu Reeves - not just a pretty face...|
Me? Shallow? The very thought... ;-)
I actually really like Keanu when he does romance - such as in 'The Lake House' - and maybe that's just my age, but he really didn't do anything for me in stuff like 'The Matrix', least of all because I spent so much time trying to get to grips with the bloody plot that I couldn't concentrate on how hot he looked! It's not that I've got a short attention span or anything, it's just that I don't want to go to the cinema and feel as though I'm sitting a maths exam, which is pretty much how 'The Matrix' made me feel. He may have looked as sexy as hell but I didn't have the energy to sit through the sequels!
However, if you like a bit of romance, a dose of humour, a good story, and a touch of rather pleasant eye candy, then give 'Henry's Crime' a go. I'd certainly recommend it.
So, I've got my Kindle, I've indulged in a bit of Keanu Reeves (any bit would do, I'm not fussy!!), my writing is going better than okay, and as far as January is concerned, it's all going fine - so far. I could do with losing a few pounds and dropping a dress size, of course, but that's a whole other blog post that is...
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