As much as I love to quilt there are days when I am happily in the midst of a book. At any given time I have at least 3 books in progress - one "real" book, an ebook on my iPad and an audio book. Kind of like my quilting style where I like to have more than one project going at a time. I read myself to sleep most nights (thank you iPad!) and that is often the only way I can shut my mind down. I tend to lie awake and think too much.
I would also like to replace some of my favorite reference books with e-copies. I love being to able to annotate ebooks and find it useful to have some of my favorites always at hand. I'm trying one of my quilting magazines in an online version this year so I can see how that works for me. Have any of you moved to ebooks for quilting or magazines? I'd love to hear what your thoughts are!
I also have a fair number of books that have either been given to me or I've purchased over the years that I've yet to read so those are high priority for the year. There are books on my shelf that are due to be returned to their owners as well.
So I was excited to learn via some email conversations with Sarah@sarah did it! that she was thinking about having a linky party for books. She also steered me to a great site called My Reader's Block for reading challenges where I have found 2 that meet my goals perfectly - 2014 Mount TBR and the Read it Again, Sam Challenge. Mount TBR (To Be Read) will get me going on the stack of new to me books that I already own and Read it Again, Sam gives me a good reason to dive into my re-read shelves and only keep the ones I still love.
|Quilting Books - old photo from 2012|
Oh yes... quilting and other craft books... and magazines... and patterns... I have a few too many of those too! I'm going to challenge myself in February to start going through those for a downsize as well.
I'm currently reading "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett which is on my TBR list... I think it was a selection from one of the monthly book clubs I used to belong to. I have read and enjoyed two of Patchett's earlier books "Bel Canto" and "The Patron Saint of Liars". I'm actually reading AND listening to "State of Wonder" as I was able to borrow an audio copy from the library. I'm having a very enjoyable afternoon working on my Road to Oklahoma blocks and listening along.
I'll show you a peek now... I have reconfigured my room a bit and will share more about that tomorrow.
I'm linking up to sarah did it!.