Monday, February 29, 2016

Ebook Rehab Day 29: I Should Do This More Often!

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:

Happy Reading!


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading all those paper books! I have to say, I do prefer reading physical books over ebooks whenever possible because for some reason, when I'm reading physical books, I feel like I'm absorbing more of the text and I'm relaxing more. I'm definitely going to read only physical books the next time I go on vacation!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Paper books do slow me down reading-wise, but my comprehension, as you mentioned, seems to go up (which is a plus for us reviewers). I generally take my Kindle for vacations, since I do over-pack/prepare, but I always worry about it breaking on me and ruining my vacation- paper books are definitely the safer route for bookworms!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Laura!
      ~Litha Nelle

  2. Darn it, I forgot to do a wrap up post. I've been dropping the ball on everything since I started my new job. I only read 2 books anyway, both of which I loved. I'm ok with only reading physical books, but I did miss listening to audiobooks, so I'm planning on going back to listening to them once I get some time to load one up on my MP3 player.

    1. It's okay, Rachelle- I almost forgot to do this post myself (thank goodness for computer calendars- otherwise, I'm a bit lost). I like audiobooks too, but I've noticed I need to read along with either a Kindle or physical copy to fully comprehend (I have brain fog problems that sometimes fuzzy up my listening comprehension). When I do have the two to simultaneously read and listen, though, it's a lot of fun.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Rachelle!
      ~Litha Nelle


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