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313/365 Bookworm

313/365 Bookworm
313/365 Bookworm by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

I am a big fan of the digital world. So many of the old ways of doing stuff are now done – better – in a digital, online world.

However, I’ve never been a big of reading books on digital devices. I can read short stuff – articles, blogs, news etc – on my phone or tablet, but stories? No. Can’t do it.

I know this is a habit but I like to touch my books. I have a physical response to stories that is diminished, for me, when read on something electronic. I need actual paper in my hand.

Ruby also likes to hold her books. While she has an iPad she can use, we haven’t installed the Kindle or Books apps on there. We probably will eventually, but in the meantime she does enjoy reading actual books with real pages.

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303/365 Reading

303/365 Reading
303/365 Reading by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Ruby has a book to read every day after school. The current one is about a robot made from bits of scrap metal.

She’s liking it a lot, though it’s no Harry Potter.

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247/365 Pages

247/365 Pages
247/365 Pages by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

I have a tendency for reading very long books. They take me an age to get through, but I often choose lengthy fantasy epics, rather than shorter form books.

I’m nearing the end of the Wheel of Time books (just two left to read) but I suspect much of 2018 will have gone by before I am done. I just don’t read as fast these days, and I also think the size of these books often puts me off picking them up.

I think I need to read a few more brief stories after Wheel of Time. I’ve got some Pratchett and Stross to read, great books but less then half the length of these. Perhaps I would get on better with those, rather than just arsing about on my phone instead.

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184/365 The boy who lived


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Proud day alert: Ruby has started reading Harry Potter. She’s very excited!

There are a lot of words longer than she’s used to in these books, so she’s starting off each chapter then I’m finishing them off. She is loving it so far.

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172/365 Bob


“172/365 Bob” by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Who doesn’t like Bob? More Bumper books of Bob please.