I finally got a new cellphone. Deep sigh of relief.

It’s an Android phone — the new Samsung HD 4G Galaxy S.  I chose it very deliberately for the width of the screen.  I shopped for a cellphone/reader.

The very first thing I did, once I had figured out what all the buttons did, was download reader software for all the various ebook formats I own, so I can read all my books on my cellphone and not have to swap over to any other device or (ugh.) my desktop or <sigh> my netbook.

I am now a very happy camper.

Although I haven’t been getting a whole heap of reading done just now — more on that in a minute.

On Kindle I’m…well, trying not to sound too narcissitic, I’m re-reading Blood Knot, because I’m writing the sequel.  Although I did just finish Dead Reckoning, the last in the southern vampire series by Charlaine Harris.

And in hardcover (yes, actual print!) I’m reading Onward by Howard Schultz, the special partners’ edition that every Starbucks employee received on the company’s 40th anniversary recently.

A lot of my reading time has been eaten up lately by (gasp!) television.  But not live television (wash your mouth out!).  I’ve been catching up with a series I’ve just discovered:  Castle.  Featuring a detective thriller writer who teams up with a tough female homocide cop to solve murders in New York City, the series has got everything: good looking stars, great story lines, a romantic sub-text that has me totally hooked, and story lines that don’t give everything away in the first twenty minutes.  I’m usually well ahead of the writer on cop shows, but not this one.  It’s the tail end of the episode before I nail it.  That means the writing is tight and good.   And yesterday I learned that both stars are Canadian…and Nathan Fillion, who plays Richard Castle, is from my home town, Edmonton.  Nah, I’m not biased at all!