Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas and Some Personal Notes

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I actually got the day off for the first time in three years so I was VERY happy =) On Christmas Eve, I made our traditional tacos and we opened presents as soon as it got dark. We had thought about waiting until Christmas morning but my daughter and I were both too excited and couldn't wait. My munchkin got me a new top and a pair of black skinny jeans which will go perfect with the black boots my honey got me. I surprised her with a new phone, the G2 (got myself one too, they are awesome!) and a Tom Tom for her car. There were also movies...Easy A (love!) Eclipse (which I STILL haven't seen) and Step Up 3 (quite possibly the cheesiest movie ever, but we love the dancing!) Oh yeah, and Just Dance 2 and The Michael Jackson Experience for the Wii...have you played these??? They are SO much fun and a great workout, which I am so gonna need because of all the food I've been eating!! I sent a Spongebob bedroom set to my grandson in Vegas and I will be hand delivering my oldest daughter's presents when I go visit her out there next month. On Christmas, we had friends over and played games (Balderdash! Scattergories!) and ate all through the day and while the presents were nice (I'll admit it, I love giving and getting Christmas presents and spoiling the people I love =) it was being home and being with my family and friends that made the day truly special. And oh yeah...............

I GOT A KINDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am SOOOOOOO excited!!! Real "flesh and blood" books will always hold the top spot in my heart but the Kindle is gonna make reading ebooks so much easier. Thanks to Netgalley and Amazon, I already have these goodies loaded on her...





















Amazing titles and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to read them! Now I know some of you have Kindles already...do you have tips or tricks to enhance and get the most out of my ereading experience???

And last, but not least, some personal messages to those of you who commented on my resolutions blog post...

Khadija...congrats on reading so many books and good luck with your goal for 2011!!!

Nicole...haha...your comment made me laugh =)

Chrystal....love the Waiting on Payday idea. I think I am constantly waiting on payday even when it IS payday when it comes to books, lol.

Leanna....thank you so much for the blog roll idea for keeping track of blogs, I am going to do that this weekend!!!!

Lorelei...I might sign up for that challenge too!

Hattie...Oh my gosh lady, you are too sweet!!! I know I say it all the time, but I truly admire and respect what you do....helping to foster a love of reading in kids is so very important and I can see that you do that =)

Pam....that's a great resolution. I would like to do that as well, I know sometimes I can be a bit harsh.

Juju...thanks for the encouragement!!!

Aleetha...good luck...YOU CAN DO IT!!

And now, please excuse me....I've got A LOT of reading to do ;)



9 comments:

Aylee said...

Congrats on getting a kindle and all those amazing reads!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Whoot whoot! Congrats!

nicole said...

ohhh a kindle! totally awesome. now you'll never be caught out with 'nothing to read' if you accidentally get stuck in a line or something.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Sounds like you had a fun Christmas! :)

Congrats on the Kindle. I have a Sony e-reader, so I can't offer you any tips, but I can suggest that you read Unearthly ASAP. I know you're not too impressed with the cover, but I read it last week, and I love it! I plan to give it one of my rare 5 star ratings when I review it on the blog! :)

Vanessa said...

I've wanted to try the Kindle! You're so lucky you got one! I have a feeling you'll put it to very good use :)

Smash Attack! said...

CONGRATS!! I got a Kindle toooooo!

Midnyte Reader said...

I got a Kindle too! I can't wait to play with mine...you are waaaay ahead of me on that.

Jenny said...

YAY KINDLE! I love mine:) And you have so many great books on there right now, can't wait to see what you think of them! I adored Unearthly and Delirium and I can't wait to read Awaken:)

The Book Vixen said...

Yay on the Kindle!!! I have a Kindle Lending group on Goodreads to get borrowers and lenders together, if you're interested. Isn't NetGalley the greatest site ever? It's easy to go overboard. I have Awaken waiting for me on my Kindle. Looks like a good read.

You're definitely going to want to utilize the 'Collections' feature on your Kindle. I have folders for my review requests, Netgalley picks and more. I also recommend using Calibre to manage your eBooks and to convert files (PDFs) to Kindle-friendly formats.

I love reading on my Kindle because I can highlight quotes I want to use in my review and I can also make notes while I'm reading.

Welcome to the world of eReading :)