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2014/067: I ♥ Reading

I go through phases where I read all day every day (every free minute anyway 😉 ) and then there are times – like now – when it’s difficult to either find the time to read, or the ability to sit and relax long enough to read. There always seems to be something else or I get side tracked, and find myself wishing I could just turn everything off and concentrate on a good book.
I think I prefer to read e-books on my iPad (after saying for years that “real” books are the way to go, and I’d never get an e-reader 😉 ) but I still read the occasional paper book.
The book I’m reading right now (and which is pictured below) is the German edition of Night Waking by Sarah Moss.
I have many, many e-books (both complete and samples) downloaded on my iPad.
My favorite type of books are thrillers, mysteries, maybe something with a touch of the supernatural, or a crime/police drama (favorite series are the Logan McRae books by Stuart MacBride and I’m anxiously awaiting the next one).  I don’t much go for the romance novel, certainly not the historical romance novels (does that surprise you? 😉 ) And please no dragons, elves or wizards, etc. for me either!

What are you reading right now? Do you prefer e-books or paper books?
Would love it if you let me know in the comments 🙂


10 responses

  1. LOVE the minion!! I love to read too, e-books are my preferred way to go, so much easier to read at night, I love that you read books in German I wish my Hebrew was good enough to read books!

    8. March, 2014 at 06:48

    • LOL isn’t he adorable? I looove Minions ♥
      Yes, I agree, tablet reading is nice at night…or very early morning 😉
      You need more Hebrew practice! It definitely helps though, that German is my first language.

      10. March, 2014 at 06:23

  2. azmommarg

    Had to squint to see why there was a minion in your picture. Bookmark!!! Lol. I too go through reading spurts but I’ve done a lot more since I got my Kindle. It males reading much more accessible with my arthritis. 🙂
    Right now I’m reading two ebooks. Miss Peregrines’s Home For Peculiar Children and The Midwife of Venice. I pretty much read every genre but not so much for sappy romance or teenage vamps. That’s what my two daughters are for. 😀

    8. March, 2014 at 09:55

    • Yes, it’s a bookmark 🙂
      Will have to check out the books you’ve mentioned…and no, no sparkly vampires for me either LOL I prefer Anne Rice’s vampires.

      10. March, 2014 at 06:27

      • azmommarg

        Love Anne Rice. Read them back before Hollywood spit them out. Her witch books are awesome too. Def recommend if you like Rice 🙂

        11. March, 2014 at 09:55

        • Oooh!! I’ve only read a couple of her vampire books…after Hollywood spit out Interview With A Vampire 😀

          15. March, 2014 at 13:42

  3. I love thrillers and mysteries too – touch of the supernatural thrown in makes it really great. Have you read any of the Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child novels about Inspector Pendergast? They are right up that alley, and I’ve enjoyed them all. Dean Koontz’s books are also in this vein, but I find I have to pick and choose with those. The endings sometimes disappoint me. The Odd Thomas series is a great one.
    Love your minion bookmark!

    15. March, 2014 at 13:19

    • Nope, haven’t read anything about Inspector Pendergast… will put them on my list of books to check out. I feel the same about Dean Koontz…some of his sound better than they really are. Might see if our local library has the eBooks.
      My Minion bookmark was a birthday present….I love him, too ♥ 🙂

      15. March, 2014 at 14:02

  4. E-books are surely the future. But as I have no i-pad or similar media I still love to borrow and read books from the library. I do not miss other ways to read, it works fine for me, even in these digital times 😉

    30. March, 2014 at 16:05

    • Oh yes, I still enjoy reading the paper versions of the books, too 🙂

      31. March, 2014 at 11:58

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