Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Rambling on Wednesday...

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I don't feel like doing anything formal today. It is supposed to be a post about music but Wednesday sort of came a bit faster than I was thinking. So, I am going to ramble.
  • The charming comedian (aka 'the guy') honestly told me yesterday that I should update and get a newer e-reader. And not even really an e-reader, but a tablet that has e-reading capabilities. I think he is crazy. The thing that got me was this was before my e-reader unexpectedly messed up and marked all of my books as 'unread'. So, all my read books show up like that, but I also lost my spot in the few books I had started. I was not impressed. Care suggested I start putting my reading statuses on Goodreads. That is a very good idea that I think about and then never actually do.
  • Today I had to haul all the books I read last year from this house to storage in order to make room for this year. I should haul them when there is a smaller amount, but I like watching the pile grow. It is a feeling of accomplishment, I guess.
  • I then tried to sneak a few books from storage. Do I need them? Nope. Was the guy surprised? Not really. 
  • I am banning myself from the second-hand book store. I was there yesterday and they had just received a whole new batch of science-fiction and fantasy. Yes, it was book credit, but really didn't need more books. It's fun, though.
  • I am still wishing I had more hours in the day. 
What are your random thoughts for the day?

30 comments:

  1. Moving books to storage sounds terrible. You definitely need to keep some out ;) Also, I'm a terrible influence. heh.

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    1. I do have two bookcases full of unread books.. I don't lack! lol

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  2. "It's fun, though.". Hee hee

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  3. I agree there should be more hours in the day!! (love the picture too by the way)

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    1. Yeah, I think it is great but I would never be able to find anything that way...

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  4. Would you use the other capabilities on a tablet? If yes, then it's a good idea. If not, then not really!

    My random thought....if I take that trip that I was talking with you the other day I would also go to Quebec! Random! Especially seeing as it isn't going to happen for a few years yet!

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    1. Well, I got a new phone, so no tablet for me...

      Oh, yes, we are discussing maybe going to Quebec this year. I have drove through, but never really visited.

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  5. More hours! Yes please! and can you post about what you bought? I had to fight off the urge to go to the secondhand bookstore too. I think I will be giving in on Saturday. What kind of new sf/fantasy did they get? Even if I can't shop there, I love reading about books in bookstores! I've worked in both new bookstores and secondhand bookstores, and each have their merits and demerits. It's all about the books, of course!

    I can't answer about the e-tablet, but your thought reminded me of why I don't want one! lol

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    1. I always include what I buy on my Sunday posts. :)

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  6. More hours would come in handy...maybe then I could get some reading in!

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  7. Ooooh! I really wanna know what you got from the second hand store!!! That really sucks about the ereader :( Hope it didn't mess you up too much. I knw that would really bother me though to have books mark as unread that I had read, lol.

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    1. I shared on Sunday. :)

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  8. Wishing there were more hours in the day: It all depends I guess! I mean, if you were having a really awesome day or you wanted more things to be done then yeah ... but if you were having a crap day then well, maybe not so much. :)

    As Random thoughts ... I (as always) have much too homework. And maths is hard. :p

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    1. Yeah, that makes sense. When a day is bad I just want it to end!

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  9. I am doing the Goodreads thing this year for the first time! Finally I will know how many books I read in a year (if I remember to add them, which is not a certain thing...)

    An arguement about keeping your books out of strorage is that the more books you have in a house, the less empty air space there is to heat. So it is good for the environment.

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    1. I get a bit slack with remembering about Goodreads. I am off to a good start, though.

      Oh, yes, I will have to remember that the next time the guy tells me I have too many books.

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  10. I'm so busy this week, even my random thoughts are a day late! Let's see... my husband wants an iPad like crazy, but we can't afford it. He also thinks I need an e-reader, but in spite of the fact that I've read the kids a few books aloud from his 1st generation Kindle and didn't mind it, I'm still insisting I won't get one until I've dwindled the number of unread print books on my shelves down to less than 50. :)

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    1. I don't use my e-reader constantly, but it is worth it for when I do.

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  11. I still haven't done Goodreads--but then I can't keep up with what I'm already trying to do.

    My husband is always suggesting upgrades on technology when I have yet to master the first versions.

    Other random thoughts include trying to catch up on my blog reading!

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    1. I probably will never master technology... I did figure out how to do a couple things with the TV that the guy didn't even figure out, though. :)

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  12. more hours yes.

    went to visit Sean at his new work and they've a few indie/used bookshops nearby. I'll have to take the daughter exploring as we try to keep each other in check... 'bout threw my phone out the window because the tom-tom app to keep me from getting lost was losing me. note to self, learn the app before the trip.

    I always think to update my currently reading on goodreads as a bookmarker, etc. then I do and forget and leave it; although Anna Karenina on page 9 for nearly a year is intentional. I really must finish that particular book.

    ~L (omphaloskepsis)

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    1. I have GPS apps on my phone but I haven't figured them out yet...

      I never remember to say my page status in books, but at least I am remembering to update my finished books.

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  13. Oh please please please more hours!! And I like the rambling posts. I've had a bit of blogger burnout the past couple of weeks so a ramble feels refreshing. ;)

    Good for you for putting your books in storage. I seem to be able to get rid of books I haven't read more easily than those I HAVE read!

    Happy Wed...er Thursday.

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    1. Well, I just put them away until we have more room. When that happens I will probably have to decrease a bit more, though.

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  14. I would love a few more hours too but only if I could be guaranteed that while reading during said extra hours that I would not fall asleep!!

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  15. My Kobo does that too! Drives me nuts! Except mine is some books and not others that it does it to. The Goodreads status helped me last time though :)

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    1. Yeah, sometimes I am a bit disappointed in my Kobo...

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