Friday, December 17, 2010

Java With Jo

Is this week over yet?  Soon enough, I know!  It has certainly been a whirlwind this month trying to get ready for Christmas, but now most of my shopping is done, my home is decorated, and I just have a few more gifts to wrap.    

My daughter came home from college last night and tomorrow we are planning to bake cookies all day long.  It should be a fun and exciting day for that.  Maybe when we are done with our day of baking we will relax with a movie and do a little knitting and crocheting.  I taught her how to crochet when she was home over Thanksgiving and that inspired me to pull out a couple of projects of mine that I had started years ago.

Last week I finished reading my first Kindle book and I can tell you that I loved the experience.  Of course I still love real books, but reading from the Kindle was just so convenient.  It was much easier to read at my desk over my lunch hour while eating as I didn't have to worry about trying to keep the book open with random desk items.

It looks like I will be able to complete all of the reading challenges I signed up for except for the 100+ Reading Challenge.  I didn't really expect to complete this one so I'm not really heart broken about it.  My main goal with this challenge was just to compile a list of the books that I have read during 2010 so personally I have completed my goal with this challenge!  So even though I failed it is still a personal success...what a way to put a spin on it, hey?  The last challenge I am working on is the What's in a Name Challenge.  I am currently reading The Swimming Pool, which is the last book needed for me to complete this challenge.

I'm sure I will be quite busy next week also, so in case I don't get a chance I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!


bermudaonion said...

Enjoy your time with your daughter!

Carol said...

Enjoy ur weekend!


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

That is what I like about the Kindle (hands-free reading). Hope you have a special Holiday JoJo.

Darlene said...

I hope you had a wonderful time with your daughter. I love the Kindle as well - easy on the eyes.

Booksnyc said...

Enjoy the time with your daughter! I am encouraged by your positive experience with the kindle - I am taking a vacation over the holidays and will be reading books on my Ipad for the first time - I can't resist the portability of e-books for travel!