Jan 12, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday - iBooks

Image courtesy of Apple.com
(This is not my personal current collection of downloads.)

I know I've mentioned this a few times before, but I love to read. I've always enjoyed reading. In the summer, as a junior high and high school student, I had a system. Every week or so, or whenever I could get someone to take me, I would go to the juvenile fiction section at our local library, and I would read through the books shelf by shelf. I'd start at the top left of one shelf and read all the books across that shelf, one by one. It would sometimes take me the entire summer to read through all the books on one shelf. Sometimes I would skip on or two. I think I read every Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary book at least three times. There was one period, in junior high school, when I got on a kick where I read nothing but biographies on former presidents. That didn't last too long. I suppose you could say I was a bit of a nerd. But a nerd who went to college with several very nice scholarships.

Today, most nights (not every night) I read a little once I go to bed, before I can go to sleep. It's a love that I've seen develop in Sara Madalin. Every night she and I read a couple books before she goes to bed. Her favorites are Bob and Larry (Veggie Tales) and her God book. That's her "100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs" book. She tells me, "Read God" and I know that's what she's talking about. She especially likes the story about the blind man whose eyes Jesus covered in mud, then told him to wash and he could see. We have to act that out every time I read it. And she also likes the story David and Goliath ("He threw him rock and hit him head. He got bo-bo and fall down." That's her version of the story.) and of course Jesus' birth and stories about him and children.

Right now, for my personal reading, I love downloading and reading books from Apple's iBooks site. I've downloaded and read several free books - "The Call of the Wild," "Sense and Sensibility," "Pride and Prejudice." I've read them all before, but because they were free downloads, and because they are great classics, I read them again. I've also downloaded the latest Nicholas Sparks novel, "Safe Haven." There are several other books on my list that I hope to read soon. iBooks is not quite the same as going to the library when I was young, but it's still pretty great.

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Casey said...

I love Ibooks hubby and I have gone through so many books now that we can just easily download them and always have them with us!

Julie Davidson said...

Love that Baff-time!