Saturday, January 02, 2010

Day 2: Meet my new BFF, Pinky "eReader" Tescadero!

***Edited to add linky-links!***

My mom-in-law, who is awesomely sweet, surprised me with a pink Sony eReader for Christmas. Because she rocks. I have named my eReader Pinky Tescadero, because pink and Gene Kelly are awesome. [EDIT: I must admit my stupidity here. I was thinking of Pinky Benson, Gene Kelly's character in What A Way To Go. But I like the sound of "Pinky Tescadero" more anyway, so I'm keeping that name. Even if I didn't really watch Happy Days -- they didn't play it in Chile. *shrug*]

I have half a bazillion ebooks on my wishlist, half of which I probably would have bought and downloaded this week if I'd had my laptop with me. Especially after I found out about
Books On Board, an independent ebookstore. But I guess that's one of the reasons Freddy was wise and took the laptop with him, so I'd have to run these purchases through him first. He's a sly one, that Freddy...

I'm slowly making my way through
bell hooks's FEMINIST THEORY FROM MARGIN TO CENTER, which I started in October for an online book club (yes, I know it's January now, thank you. I said "slowly," didn't I??) Also, Marcy gave me Gail Collins's WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGED: THE AMAZING JOURNEY OF AMERICAN WOMEN FROM 1960 TO THE PRESENT for Christmas, so I have those two paper books to read (and blog about -- that's part of what makes the reading so slow, all the note-taking...) But fear not, Pinky is already loaded with JANE EYRE (which I need to re-read thanks to Jasper Fforde and his THURSDAY NEXT series) and a few other (free) classics I've been meaning to read for a while.

Every year I want to do one of those reading lists, or set a goal for how many books I want to read in the year, but I wimp out because I'm pretty sure I'm not going to make the goal. I'm not going to set a goal this year, but I will keep a list of all the books I read this year. Probably through
Goodreads, or something. Maybe through Google Wave, as soon as I figure out how to do that nifty posting-to-Blogger-through-Wave thingie.

(I'm still posting from my phone, so when I can get to a computer, or decide to get up from this chair, I'll add links and other nifty things of the like.)


  1. YAYYY for reading books and for ALL THINGS PINK! I am making Eric read the Harry Potter series. Because he hasn't. But he HAS seen the movies, and doesn't understand my pure distaste for them...Well, he's on book three now- so he's starting to understand....

  2. Yeah, the third movie is the one that did it for me... I'm still trying to get Freddy to read the books. He may do so now, he mentioned it last night. We'll see...

  3. Hello
    Congratulation for your new pink Sony e reader.Its really very nice.I only read books but I think I should also buy this e reader as I like it very much.Thanks for this post.

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