I seem to be slowing down on the reading front, and I can't imagine Advent and Christmas will improve things, but I did finish P.D. James' (NOT James's) Death in Holy Orders, which I read on the Kindle. I've been enjoying mysteries on the Kindle, as they are usually too heavy to hold and don't have nifty graphics you must see in the printed form.
To be sure, I prefer a book, the feel of the paper, the way the words look on the page. But I just can't hold them, not if they are of significant size. I'm grateful to Pure Luck, who gave me the Kindle for my birthday, and who gave it to me again after I fell and broke the first one. It's not that I wasn't careful before, the fall was unavoidable, but I am really, really, really careful now.
I find my goal of 60 books a dubious likelihood, but maybe I'll get there when I travel after Christmas. I have lots of good books on the Kindle, including another James, the first Alexander McCall Smith and the new Marilynne Robinson. And a few more I cannot remember just now.
How about you? Can you do any reading at this time of year? In college, I remember reading novels when I should have been studying for finals. I liked romance then, Jane Austen now for times of great stress, when I need to vanish into another world entirely. Do you do "avoidance" or "escape" reading?