Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea.
I hope everyone had a good holiday, and a good Christmas if you celebrated! (Here is my Christmas-in-pictures!)
One of my gifts this year was a Kindle, which I have been having lots of fun with. :) I was always a little bit sceptical about ereaders, mostly because I am a fan of actual books, but I also do a lot of train travelling, and carrying all those books is never much fun! Aside from that, I was looking for another way to read PDF articles, and this seemed like a good way of getting around the problem of having to read them all on my laptop.
I have been really impressed with it so far - the screen is really easy to read, and it's pretty awesome being able to fit so many books into my bag! I've downloaded a few things for it so far:
- Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen (to continue where I left off reading it on my computer; review this week!)
- Grimm's Fairy Tales - Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
- Persuasion - Jane Austen
- The Complete Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I also finished reading Thirteen, a short story by Jennifer Gladden, a friend of mine and partner in crime from my year abroad. :)
Aside from my forays into futuristic reading, I also received a copy of Doppler by Erlend Loe, a book I have been excited about for a while now ever since I found out it was (finally) being translated into English from the original Norwegian, and which will also count towards my goal as part of the 2013 Translation Challenge!
Finally, I received Pearl Jam Twenty, a history of the band over the last twenty years, including their roots in Green River and Mother Love Bone. I saw the film in the cinema last year on its one-night-only release, and I'm excited to read this and go through some of the old pictures!
Happy New Year everyone!