I schooled the 50 in 2012 Challenge this year. It isn’t even 2013 yet and I’ve got 53 books down, I’m halfway through two more, and I’m still reading. The question has now become Do I keep reading these two books and really rock the Challenge OR Do I slow down and finish these books on January 1, setting myself up for a record-shattering 2013?
I started reading The Middlesteins on December 23rd at Barnes and Noble with my niece. The hardcover book there was $25 and the Kindle book was a mere $10.
That’s an easy win for Kindle owners everywhere.
Speaking of Kindles, I just got my Kindle for Christmas last year and I love it. I love it much more than I thought I would, honestly.
However, I also love new technology, so I’ve decided to take some on my Christmas booty and buy myself the new Kindle Fire! And my mom reaps the benefits because she gets my old Kindle for a very modest price.
(Not free. Yeah, I know. I should just give it to her, since she birthed me and all that, but I’m not made of money. Far from it. I’ve gotta eat here, kids. Back off.)
Anyway. About those new books and that book challenge conundrum.
If you know me at all, you know that I am a *touch* competitive. But you also know that i am all about the instant gratification. Two things that are seemingly not at odds.
I want to bank the two books I’m in the middle of right now for 2013, but I can’t wait to finish them just because. They are good ones and I’m, well, I’m an instant gratification girl.
Case in point: I woke up the night of Christmas (officially December 26th) at 2 am and was wide awake. I checked my email (as anyone does at 2 am, right?) and saw that a book I’d ordered for my Kindle long ago had come out that very hour.
Clearly, I started reading it right away.
I don’t think I could make the book last until Jan 1, even if I wanted to. And I don’t.
Besides, I’d just finished this book (my review is here) – another YA book (I think I am harboring a not-so-secret desire to revert to my 15 year old self?) – and I need another YA book to satisfy this itch that I just can’t seem to scratch.
Or something. I’m not sure if that analogy really works here, but its late and I’m tired and I want to go to bed, so I’m not going to go back and edit this post.
Pure, unadulterated Katie right here. Consider this my Christmas present to you all.
Because, oh yeah, Merry Christmas! Right?
How are you doing on your reading challenge for the year? Or how did you do with your resolutions for the year? I’m not resolution kind of girl. I need a competition, apparently.