So, here's the thing, Halsey Kingdom doesn't have cable. Or even TV's for that matter. And while this was a bit odd to get used to at first, I do love me some SVU after work, it has turned out to be rather a blessing. Not having TV has allowed me to rediscover long forgotten hobbies, one of them being reading.
Now, I have always loved reading, but it always came second to school and work and friends and sleep. That doesn't leave much time for reading. Add in the ever present distraction of the likes of David Boreanez on Bones and frankly, I'll see you on the couch. But now, sans TV, I am enjoying all the joys of getting lost in a book. My mother was kind enough to order me a number of books from amazon and send a few of her own so I'm moving through them at an enjoyable speed.
The other great thing about reading, besides the mind expanding, it's free! Reading doesn't ask you to pay a bill to entertain you and with places like amazon or used book stores you can buy books dirt cheap. Or, you can go old school and head over to the library, ahh the smell of old books. Don't forget trading books with your friends too, my room more or less functions as the Halsey Kingdom library.
What I'm Reading:
Outlander- Diana Gabaldon (My mom fav book, it's a bit of a cheesy romance novel :)