The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question. The hop begins on a Friday and ends on a Thursday and should hopefully give people the opportunity to learn something new about the blogger.
The Book Blogger Hop can be found on Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and obviously my answers can be found here!
Many moons ago I insisted, I mean I really insisted that I was not going to be one of those people who ‘sold out’ and got a Kindle.
My mum got a Kindle. “Sell out,” I told her.
One of brothers (the one that reads) got a Kindle. “Sell out,” I told him.
The other brother (who doesn’t read) got a Kindle. “You’ll do anything to stay on technological trend,” I told him.
Ok, so one of the above is a lie. I would never tell my mum she is a sell out. But my brothers? Hell, everyone knows siblings are fair game. I probably called them losers while I was at it just for funsies.
As it turns out the only loser was me, my bank balance and my spine from lugging all those books around in my bag.
I traveled to Hawaii with not one but two of The Song of Ice and Fire books in my hand luggage. From the UK.
I got my Kindle in 2017 about three centuries after everyone got theirs.
The only reason I’d got it was because I’d had surgery for cancer that year, was feeling physically and emotionally strung out and didn’t want to go on one of my usual holidays which involves me and my husband tramping about places looking at everything under the sun.
I wanted to sit on a sun lounger in an all inclusive resort where I could nap, listen to music and read and read and read. So we did. But it meant that I had to be sensible and finally get a Kindle.
So I did.
I love Big Brother. I mean, I love my Kindle.
But I truly do. It’s a life saver for holidays, travelling and quite often my commute.
Have I fully switched from paper books to ebooks? Not a chance. I love the tangible feel, smell and weight of a book in my hands.
My Kindle is my boyfriend but paper books are my husband.
I have failed miserably again this week at blog hopping. I’m hoping to get to reading a whole of your posts today and so next week I’ll probably have a chock load of goodies for you.
Two of my favourite ones that I’ve read so far are:-
Kaleena at Reader Voracious did a hilarious thing which I’m going to
steal borrow. Read Google Translates My Top 5 Reads from 2018 and understand why you must never use that program to get tattoo translation done.
Aurora at Aurora Librialis continued with her Astrology Book Recommendations and this one is particularly noteworthy for me because it’s all about Pisces! Yes, I am the dual aspect fish if you didn’t realise.
Like I mentioned, I’ll have more next week!
Are you a Kindle or a paper book person? A bit of both? Neither? Are you my youngest brother and buy gadgets for gadget buying sake?
If you are my youngest brother then Tony, how the heck did you find this blog? Tell no one dammit!
I shall hopefully see you next week where I will answer the question of whether I buy all my books and where I keep them all if I do.
Until next week!