Sunday, December 21, 2014

Book Haul!

For the last few moths we have been going through a severe postal strike here in South Africa and it was impossible to get anything delivered.  So what a nice surprise when Book Depository and the Post Office came together and delivered me this beauty for Christmas!  Thank you guys!!

For the past year, I have listening to audiobooks books almost exclusively. In the whole year, I read maybe only one or two physical books.   It has just been so much easier to listen while sitting in the traffic to and from work.  Does wonders for the road rage!

But this book intrigued me, supposedly it is one of the new type of books which is interactive; showing photos, newspaper articles, websites, emails, etc. so I had to buy the physical book.   Which sparked a buying frenzy but more about that in coming posts.

I was planning to save it for after Christmas when I have a few days free from work but I just wanted a sample last night. Loved it! Even in the first few pages, I got a glimpse of the newspaper articles and blog posts and it story is creepy right from the get-go! 

But what is really surprising it that it took some time for me to get "reading" again. Even if I was not reading books, I have been reading or else how would I have been getting by? You cannot live life if you don't read.

But reading a book - it took some concentrating to focus on the sentences and READ. And now I can say that even if I did not notice it before, I missed real books . . . and am definitely looking forward to more.

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