By the end of February I expected to be pulling my hair out with my "limited" selection of paper books to choose from. I expected to be more than happy to "turn the page" on my month as a paper-only reader. I expected to be bled dry by paper cuts, fed up with my reading lamp, and at least a little bit grumpy.
It is the last day of #FeelPaperFeb. I am not grumpy, I'm not fed up with my reading lamp, I haven't even gotten a paper cut(!!!), I'm not more than happy February is over, and my head is still thickly carpeted with Wookiee-like locks. I didn't find my selection that limited, but I did buy more books anyway, as I had waited long enough on some, and on others, I got some excellent buys. I read two (!!!!!) five-star books, I found a new favorite series of Ilona Andrews' (like that was a chore), and I did occasionally find myself craving an ebook, but not nearly as much as I thought I would have.
Here's a look at my month in a few pictures:
|Books Read, With the Books Reviewed on the Right|
Books I Read this Month in the Order I Read Them (Asterisk* Indicates Review):
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen* (4 Stars)
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (5 Stars)
Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop* (4 Stars)
The Autobiography of a Runaway Slave by Esteban Montejo* (3.5 Stars)
Saint Odd (Odd Thomas #7) by Dean Koontz (4.5 Stars)
On the Edge (The Edge #1) by Ilona Andrews* (4.5 Stars)
Bayou Moon (The Edge #2) by Ilona Andrews (4 Stars)
Fate's Edge (The Edge #3) by Ilona Andrews (5 Stars)
|5 Star Reads: Their Eyes Were Watching God and Fate's Edge|
|The First 3 Books of The Edge by Ilona Andrews, a new favorite series!|
Yes, I did notice I may have read a little bit slower sticking with all paper books, but I think I enjoyed the experience just as much (if not more than) reading all ebooks (like I do much of the time). I had hoped for some relief with my frequent insomnia, and although I am currently on the daylight schedule, I have a feeling it doesn't have much to do with the book format as much as strategic ibuprofen experimenting (I always make sure to have some before I intend to sleep, therefore having less pain to fight off in order to sleep). And also, there haven't been many storms passing through these past few days (storms = pain = insomnia = vicious cycle).
Here's a link-up for other Feel the Paper Love February Wrap-ups: