For our anniversary Paul and I agreed to stick to tradition, just for fun. The first anniversary traditional gift is Paper. I tried to be a bit clever and a bit romantic. I made a ticket for us to watch the wedding DVD, which we have yet to watch – ever! I also gave him Pictionary, as we’re always talking about watching less TV. These ideas seem kind of lame now…
However, Paul, cheeky man that he is, cheated. He bent the rules and surprised me with a Kobo ereader.
So far I love it, if not the reading material that I’m reading. I started with one of the 100 free ebooks that it came with – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. I have never read Jane Austen and after about five pages I had to move along. I like the idea of it, but the language is just too oldy-wordy for me (that’s a technical term). I consider myself to be quite a good reader, and this book made me feel very stupid. I kept having to translate every sentence into modern English.
So. I got myself a copy of two books that I’ve been wanting to read. Twilight and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I started on Twilight and after two days I’m about halfway through. It’s easy to read, kind of like eating over processed white bread. You swallow without chewing. Edward (the male lead, in case you didn’t know) is giving me the shits with his ever present chuckle, which I find condescending. The emphasis on Bella’s lack of coordination is also getting irritating, and I’m hoping it’s majorly relevant later on. I did watch the first film a long time ago, but can’t remember much of what happens except vampire-girl teenage love.
Just now I found a copy of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, which I’m excited about reading too.
Do you have an eReader? Where do you get your books from and what’s your favourite ebook so far?