My new chick lit blog

I’m addicted to chick lit, and I’m finally ready to talk about it. You can read all about my guiltiest pleasure on my new blog: Chick Literate – Confessions of a chick lit fanatic

Chick Literate 5 hearts awardTo make my new blog a little more fun and playful, I created a rating system of 0 to 5 hearts, with an appropriately cute graphic for each rating. Since I started with some of my favorite books, only the 5 hearts award is visible on the blog so far, but the others will all show up soon enough. Hope to see you there!

Amazon Kindle

While I was in New York, I received my Kindle in the mail, and I absolutely love it. The books download very quickly, the screen is easy to read, it’s lightweight… everything is good. Plus, it’s amazing to hold this device that is about the size of one book and know that it can hold 200! Sure cuts down on luggage. Of course, I can’t use the wireless feature in France, but all I have to do is attach the Kindle to my computer and transfer the new books that way. All in all, a great buy.

eBook Reader

Well, I did it – after reading dozens of reviews (both good and bad), and thinking about how convenient it would be to have 200 books hidden in a portable device, I bit the bullet and bought Amazon Kindle. Unfortunately, it’s on backorder with no delivery estimate, so I don’t even know if I’ll get it before I move in March. Just have to wait and see.

Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert

This book was published in 2006, but I only just got around to reading it, and the only reason I bought it in the first place was that I noticed it on a friend’s bookshelf and liked the cover. I’m amazed that I never heard anyone talking about it, and no one ever recommended it to me, because it’s fantastic. It’s the true story of a woman who spends a year finding herself by eating (and learning Italian) in Italy, praying in India, and loving in Indonesia. It’s funny, it’s touching, it’s inspiring – it’s just a fantastic book. Don’t miss out like I almost did – read Eat, Pray, Love.

Ex Libris, by Anne Fadiman

Book lovers rejoice! I was lucky enough to be given a copy of the book Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader recently, and I could not be more thrilled. This collection of essays on topics related to books, reading, and writing is delightful, and two of them – “Inse(r)t a Carrot Caret” and “The Literary Glutton” – made me laugh until I wept. This is a great book for book addicts, fanatical readers, compulsive proofreaders, and language lovers – don’t miss it.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

It’s official: the 7th and final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be released in July, but everyone is taking pre-orders. I debated between the standard and deluxe versions, but in the end I’m just going to read it a couple of times, so I went for the plain version. I’m looking forward to and dreading this book simultaneously. It will really be the end of an era.

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