My Reading List for February 9, 2011

No matter what day it is, I always have at least several different pieces of reading material that I’m making my way through.

My current list as follows:

1- Jennifer Hudock‘s The Goblin Market

2- Linsly Donnelly’s Happy Go Local

3- Amanda Hocking’s Ascend (Part 3 of the Trylle Trilogy)

4- Jeff Lindsay’s Darkly Dreaming Dexter

5- Penelope Fletcher’s The Demon Girl

I’ve been asked plenty of times before how I can read so many books at once and not get confused. I don’t have an answer for that because I don’t know how I manage. I just do.

What makes this ability incredible to me is the fact that when I was in transitional first grade, a grade between kindergarten and first, I could barely read. I was FAR below where I was supposed to be. I was shy and had a hard time interacting with others, and as a result, my reading skills were subpar.

Thanks to the guidance and support that I received in remedial reading, I was able to hone my skills. I went from being below average, to reading at a third grade level in a matter of weeks. By the time I was in sixth grade, I was reading at a 12th grade level. It was nothing to see me reading William Shakespeare while other kids were out playing football and baseball. I was, as the saying goes, a bookworm.

It was like once I flipped that reading switch on, I couldn’t turn it off. And it’s been on ever since, much to the dismay of my wallet. Although, I have learned how to curb my spending habit when it comes to spending money on books. It wasn’t easy.

My Pandigital Novel was a huge help in curbing my spending because I could download free books to read on it, as well as many that were $5 and under through Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. Unfortunately, a couple weeks ago I was reading a story on it and I started to doze off. My Novel slipped from my fingers and hit my nose, resulting in a crack across the upper portion of the screen, which made the touchscreen no longer work. Since my mom and dad didn’t purchase insurance for it when they bought it for me, there’s nothing I can do about it. To say I’m bummed would be an understatement because I have no idea how long it will be until I can get another. ;-(

So tell me what you’re reading right now? I’m always looking for new suggestions.

14 Responses to My Reading List for February 9, 2011

  • I am quite impressed, Nikki!

  • Bailey says:

    I too read several books at a time to the amazement of my husband. I think my reading habits came from being a younger child in a large family. I badly wanted to know how to break the code and learn to read what my siblings were reading.

    Thanks to a younger relative I have been hooked on using our regional library reservation system and I have cut back on buying books. I put ten books on my list and almost always have books and media to pick up and return each week. Our local library has a limited selection, but having access to the libraries around us has increased my opportunities. I recently have started using audio CD’s to exercise to and to listen to while working instead of music or TV.

    I am sorry your reader got broken. Hopefully, you will find an alternate soon.

  • TS Mize says:

    I don’t have time to sit down and read but oh when I do- it’s almost always these silly true crime novels. I cannot get enough. Lol

  • Nikki says:

    I’ve read my fair share of those true crime novels. The one that still sticks with me today is Small Sacrifices.

  • Nikki says:

    My mom definitely can’t understand how I read that many. She has a hard time keeping one straight, which is probably why she’s been reading the same book for well over a year.

  • Nikki says:

    Thanks, Angie!

  • Daisy says:

    I wish I had more desire to read. I like to but when I do have time to sit, I’m on the internet LOL

  • Acadia
    Twitter: acadia
    says:

    You forgot to mention the Gallery in Book Form, which is really just the gallery printed out.

  • Nikki says:

    Ah, yes. How could I forget?

  • Nikki says:

    Unfortunately, I’d get even more reading done if I didn’t spend as much time messing around on here. LOL! I can’t help it.

  • I have been known to read more than one at a time too lol

  • Nikki says:

    It’s nice to see I’m not alone.

  • Zee Monodee says:

    Lol. I almost always have 3 books I’m reading at the same time. One ebook on the laptop, one ebook on the phone, one ‘real’ book on the bedtable.
    I try not to read the same genre at the same time – can confuse historical details of one with another. But generally, I can keep the story lines separate. I too grew up as a bookworm, and books were my best friends.

  • Nikki says:

    Mine are spread out like that too. Or were, that is, before I cracked my Novel’s screen.

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