Snug as a Bug in a …


Tucked Injan 17 002BOOK! There is something symbiotic about winter and reading … and … I’d even venture further to say that for me winter means time to settle in with some good books. I am a ‘Book Rat’ – when I was a teenager I was a gym rat … but I’m happy to settle for Book Rat nowadays. We have THE BEST library system right here in our area. I love that I can browse through the entire collection right here from my computer. I can order books, check out online magazines, newspapers, ebooks, databases, sheet music books, CD’s and DVD’s. My sister, Cindy, and I used to love spending a whole Saturday at the  Guelph Public Library when we were kids. I can still remember the smell of the well worn Curious George books. And we know where that got us! Although … that is entirely a different story.

This past year I’ve started to use Goodreads to keep track of what I’ve read and what I want to read. Here is what I read during 2014.
Read2Read1I’d rank these as my top five favourites:
1. The Martian by Andy Weir
2. The Joy of X by Steven Strogatz
3. Daemon by Daniel Suarez (and the sequels!)
4. Oil Man and the Sea by Arno Kopecky
5. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman (now I’m hooked on the series …!)

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I have 428 books on my ‘Want To Read’ list!! I guess I had better devote some good time to getting at those. Oh … wait … the Canada Reads list for 2015 is out … guess that now makes it 443 books. Ahhh!

2 comments on “Snug as a Bug in a …”

  1. Wendy,

    Thank you for your list. My how organized you are!!! I too love to read whenever I can and plow through books. The Toronto Public Library also has an amazing on line collection. My iPad mini always has a number of books on my shelf. I also have just started using Hoopla, an app for movies, television and podcasts that the library runs. I am watching Boyhood at the moment! And it is all free!!!

    My book club read this month is Orphan Train by C.B. Kline.


    Sent from my iPad


    1. Wow. I just checked that out. It looks amazing. Our library doesn’t have the service ‘yet’. I just sent them a message asking when we could get it here. I have become very fond of sitting down before dinner to listen to podcasts … I’m liking As It Happens the most these days. Ede and I are listening to Serial. Have you discovered that yet? The kids got us to check it out. Glad to hear from you! Hugs!

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