I’ve been reading the other blogs this month and am really inspired and impressed by what my fellow authors would like to see under the tree (with a bow). This is the first year since my daughter was born that I have a tree without a gate around it. That means something can actually get under the tree without me having to perform acrobatics in order to get it there.
That also means Baby Galen can get to whatever is under the tree, so nothing fragile or toxic or sharp for me.
The main thing on my Christmas list, and I bet it’s on a lot of yours too is an ereader. That’s right. I’ve crossed over to the other side. I’ve been reading books on my phone for the last six months or so, and I want something with a bigger screen. I actually never intended to get an ereader. I like physical books too much. But I thought I would just download one or two, you know to read when I was waiting in line or something, and it turns out, I really like the mobility and freedom having an ereader gives me. I can buy a book with a few keystrokes. I can read anywhere without lugging a book with me, and I have more space on my bookshelves for all my keeper books and research books.
I’m still buying real books. I like having a signed book, if it’s one of my favorite authors. And, of course, some books just have fabulous covers. There’s no ereader that makes a great cover look as good as it does in your hands. Though I have seen some cool covers for ebooks—covers where water ripples or the scene shimmers. Maybe that’s the next new thing.
So buy me an ereader, stick a bow on it, and put it under the tree. I can’t wait to load up my 2012 TBR e-pile.