The Sunday Salon (Readathon and my new baby) -- September 19, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Yet another week has gone by with me failing in my reading. Each day after returning home from work, I feel overwhelmed by all that is there to do. Which is funny, because I could do nothing and still not suffer any wrath! I guess I'm having a harder time settling down into a routine than I hoped. So I'm challenging myself to spend most of this week reading as much as possible. Conveniently for me, there is a Fall Catch-up read-a-thon organized by The True Book Addict, between Sept 20th and 26th. I'm hoping this will set me into my old reading routine, in time for Dewey's read-a-thon.

The exciting part of last week was getting my new Droid X. I love love LOVE it! I spent whole of Friday browsing it and adding app after app, organizing and reorganizing it. So far, I think it's really sleek, dashing and extraordinarily handsome! Any ideas for a name are welcome! (Of course, it should be a handsome and seducing name too!) One thing I was disappointed about with the iPhone, was its touch screen. It didn't respond as well to my touch (although my friends disagreed with me). Maybe, but I hate having to tap twice or harder just to get a response. I loved how easy it was to navigate on the Droid X. I got so addicted to the touch screen, that I've been chatting on it instead of PC, even though my laptop was right beside me. The other wonderful thing was that I have set Google Voice on it, so I get all the benefits of Google voice in addition to limited minute usage! So any Droid users out there? What are you favorite apps - esp the bookish ones?

Yeah, so a new house, a new car and now a new mobile - I'm finally broke. I had to wait till payday to pay off my bills. It wasn't that drastic, but I'm not used to seeing the number on my accounts as they stand now. I slowed down my book purchasing too, which is silly because I have some gift cards waiting to be spent.

Anyways, I'm hoping for a more "normal", saner week! Happy reading and Happy blogging!

7 comments:

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I hate that feeling when you've had major purchases and you see that savings account look totally different!

I have the iPhone and I absolutely love it -- that's weird that you had to tap on harder! I have so many apps on there, and I had to reorganize and delete a ton of stuff -- I was a tad bit too addicted to some of the silly games!

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Congrats with your new toy. I have the iPhone and love it. I have no problem with touch and love all the apps.

bermudaonion said...

I have an iPhone and I love it. I've never seen a Droid in person, but I would love to play with one. I could never go back to a regular cell phone after having a smart phone - they are certainly addictive! Have fun with your new toy and don't pressure yourself to read - it'll come.

laurelrainsnow said...

Wow, that Droid sounds amazing. I don't have one, nor have I "played with" one, but I know my daughter will be clamoring for it.

Sounds like a good week, despite the reading slump....settling in takes a lot of energy.

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Helen's Book Blog said...

I had an original Droid which drove me crazy, but I upgraded to the Incredible (similar to the Droid X) and I love it! Enjoy your new phone (and house and car)

Michelle said...

Yay for new toys! I've been hearing very good things about the new Droid. I still have my Blackberry Storm, but I get to upgrade next spring. I'm looking at either the Droid or hoping that Verizon gets with the program and adds the iPhone to its line-up. We shall see!

Good luck with getting into a routine! I know how disruptive a lack of a routine can be.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I have a Nokia smart phone. It's probably not as advanced as a Droid or iphone, but it's pretty good. I love the touch screen!

Wanted to stop by and thank you for signing up for my read-a-thon. Be sure to come back by and sign in at the starting line (I'll have the post with the linky up in the morning) whenever you officially start the read-a-thon. Everyone who signs in at the starting line will be entered in my giveaway. I'm also doing a mini-challenge with a two book prize from author Charlie Courtland! I hope you get lots of reading done this week. =O)