I’ve Been Taken Over By E-Books and Virtual Bookshelves

I once said (forcefully, I might add), that I would never go for e-books, that I would only read books made out of real paper. I found myself eating those words when MrC got me a Kindle for Mother’s Day two years ago. Honestly, I have never been happier. I have so many books stored in this single device! I no longer need to worry about pages getting ripped or folded in my bag. It’s light, easy to carry, and ever so convenient. I am completely hooked. Oh how amazing it would have been if I had one of these back in the day when Sweet Valley was an obsession!

Yes, I have always loved reading, but for the most part, I’m a fiction reader. I am challenging myself to read classics and more non-fiction this year, and so I have been filling my virtual bookshelf with both. I also started on a Good Reads reading challenge, and I’ve committed to reading 24 books in 2014. To tell you the truth, I’m a little behind on my reading. January is ending, and I’m not done with my first book yet. But I know I can catch up.Taking it a step further, I joined a book club! A few friends started one and I thought it would be a good idea opt in. We’ll be reading two books a month in the club, which is great coz that means I’ll get to fulfill my Good Reads commitment too. I’m excited, and I’m especially looking forward to finding out what books the other girls are gonna recommend.

On my reading list for January, I have Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, in preparation for my Wicked experience in February. I also started on The Happiness Project.


In February, we’re reading The Cuckoo’s Calling and Ilustrado, which I’m excited for because it was written by a Filipino author, who I had the pleasure of meeting at a book club event years ago.

Tada! A fresh and young me with Ilustrado author, Miguel Syjuco
Tada! A fresh and young me with Ilustrado author, Miguel Syjuco

Are you guys readers? What’s on your reading list this year? I’d love to know, and maybe I can read those books, too! 🙂





About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

4 thoughts on “I’ve Been Taken Over By E-Books and Virtual Bookshelves

  1. Hi Mrs C! I’m on a book project too with some friends. I was inspired by Toni of Wifely Steps! I’m on Book #4 now. Thanks to my ebook reader, I can read even while standing in the train! I’ve been reading light ( young adult!) stuff lately : Eleanor and Park and All’s Fair in Blog and War. Feeling young! Looking forward to reading memoirs too, Van! Happy reading sisses!

  2. OMG, I’m slightly obsessed with Miguel Syjuco. Hehe. I’ve read Wicked & The Happiness Project myself, excellent choices. I’m on an Ann Patchett phase right now – finished Run (fiction) & Truth & Beauty (non-fiction) recently. I wanna get my hands on Dani Shapiro’s “Still Writing – the Perils & Pleasures of the Creative Life”, which is part memoir, part inspirational narrative on the writing life.

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