When my daughter C2's tablet stopped working recently, I offered to share my Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 with her while we figured out whether we were going to buy another one. I'm not using mine that much now that I'm at home every day, and I figured that she didn't use her old tablet much, either. Boy, was I wrong! It turns out that her tablet was her preferred device for reading manga. C2 is my reluctant reader so I don't want to discourage any form of reading. However, the Galaxy Tab (which we call Sammie) was also my preferred device for reading novels in bed because the light on it doesn't keep my husband awake. Now we have to decide who gets custody of Sammie! I'm kidding myself; C2 will get full-time custody of Sammie, at least for the time being. I have two devices, my husband has four, and the two other kids at home each have an iPod Touch. C2 doesn't have anything, so I'll let her have Sammie for a while. Anything to encourage reading!
2012 READING CHALLENGE: I thought my Goodreads reading goal was well within reach, but I discovered a flaw in my tracking. Apparently, the Goodreads widget uses the "date finished" to determine how many books I've read for the year. Not knowing this, I was entering the date finished on my abandoned books, too, so these books are counting toward my goal. Another thing I do is track the cookbooks and craft books I've borrowed from the library so that I don't keep borrowing the same ones over and over. However, I don't think most cookbooks should count as a book I read. Some are full of anecdotes and such, but most of them are just recipes.
CURRENTLY READING: Nothing but textbooks :-(. However, my semester ends in a month and I will get a two-week break -- possibly longer if I can't secure tuition for next semester.
UP NEXT: On my bedside table I have Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America's First Lady of Food, but I'm not really in the mood for it. I have a taste for something vintage, so I may pick up The Best of Everything which has been on my TBR list for about three years.