This week I just completed 10 years working for the American Book Center and I’m almost amazed at myself. Which also means I’m living in the Netherlands for MORE than 10 years.
And because of that I’ve earned an extra vacation week (yippie!) and got a wonderful leather bookmark made by my colleague Simone, who does some book binding in her free time.
It’s been difficult to accept my baby is getting older by the minute. We do accept, and we both know it’s part of the deal, but sometimes…
Now she already can ride a bike on her own, and find the power cable for the Innuendo DS (oops, it was supposed to be Nintendo DS, but my phone changed the word and I haven’t noticed…). What’s going to be next?
Full of proud and trepidation, we can only wait and see, while doing our best to give her the necessary weapons to survive in this world.
Sometimes I like to find new authors, and then I get a bit obssessed with their work.
A couple of months ago it was Catherine Asaro. Mostly romantic fantasy, but fantasy nonetheless. And science fiction. I like her a lot.
Some months before that was Kevin J. Anderson. Science fiction. Really good.
Now it’s Nalini Singh. Mostly romance. The titles of her books don’t inspire me that much, but the stories are good. So if you are a romantic and like reading some romance novels, you should try some of hers. It’s worth the reading.
I’ve been promising myself to write more on the blog, but I’m just too busy reading and reading and reading… I’m not usually that intense on the reading without stop thing, but there’s a reason for all that.
My new e-reader.
Yeah, I couldn’t resist it.
I first thought I’d go for an iPad. It’s so gorgeous! But then I started noticing that while reading on my phone was sort of ok for a while, my eyes were getting VERY tired. Because it’s small – I grant that some points – but mostly because it produces light. And I simply can’t stand looking at a light-producing monitor too long. Not anymore.
So something gotta give.
I decided for a Bebook Neo. It might be black and white, but it’s actually all I need to read. And I just put so many books in it I’m basically jumping from one to the other: new authors, but also old beloved titles. And without having it cluttering my home even more.
The set back: while I’m using it, nobody else can read the other books. But actually, nobody else does, at least not yet. Because Ruud doesn’t really like the idea of an e-reader and Jasmijn is still a bit too young for that. But there’s come a day when she’ll want to read in it as well, I’m sure. She’s that kind of girl, just like me. 😀