I received a Kindle as a birthday present from my wife last August. I was just reviewing my "library" of downloads on my Amazon account, and was amazed to find I had read over 50 books in less than a year. Here is a montage of most of them...
As you can see, I went heavy on the Mystery & Thrillers, with a dab of Science Fiction, Horror and a few classics. (Absolutely no vampire romances allowed).
This, along with a few "real" books made from paper, not to mention the few hours per day on average spent in a voracious consumption of online news.
A Facebook friend commented on a similar link this way: "so do you love it? I've been looking at them but I am not sure I can give up the whole smelling the book, turning the pages, etc."
My response: It's awesome. I recognize the irony from a guy who's fortunes are tied to wood pulp. Many of theses books were free downloads, or discounted to cost under $1, mostly classics easily found on the internet or new authors looking to make a splash. Most of them were very good, and books I never would have even glanced at in a bookstore. Witha Kindle, you can carry around a veritable library in a carryon, and at move time, save a box or three.
So I ask you, what's on your Kindle?
50 books in a year?!?ReplyDelete
That's a lot of poopin' Blade.
I'm still not sure what it IS let alone how many are on MINE! (see how techie I AM?)ReplyDelete
You've got to read a book on your computer screen or your small phone screen? (do I sound even MORE stupid?)
Yes, I'm Googling Kindle FINALLY (I've heard about it long enough) to see what it REALLY is, not just what I THINK it must be ...right now, after I click off here.
If you like mysteries, you have to read MARTHA GRIMES...sublime. I miss the characters SO MUCH now that I've read EVERY ONE OF THEM :0(
YOU"RE BLOGGING!! HURRAH! :-) (SEE? You were just READING too much, that was the REAL problem!)xxx
Nothing, I don't have one. My wife loves hers though.ReplyDelete
Shang, lol. You have no idea. Actually my fav reading room is the garage (with a stogie)ReplyDelete
Z- Just google and click on the amazon link. I like the Kindle because it doesn't try to be everything to everybody. It's a portable wireless e-reader. Period. I can't imagine reading on a small cellphone screen, nor having to carry around a large iPad under my arm. My Kindle is a Goldilocks "just right" thingy for me.
I'll take a look at the Grimes recommendation, thanks. Although maybe I do need a little moderation in my reading!
Chuck, Your wife is a wise woman :)
I've been thinking about buying a Kindle. I have a client with one, and he swears by it.ReplyDelete
"I am not sure I can give up the whole smelling the book, turning the pages, etc."ReplyDelete
Same here. I like to see/feel that I've made progress, that I've really 'dug in' to the story, etc. I can't imagine trading in real pages for a screen. But, to each their own...
I don't have one...yet. Friends and family have been working on me and I believe I will get one in the near future, just not yet.ReplyDelete
I do see that the only book we have in common on your list is Steig Larsoon's book which is on my To Read list.
Z: I love mysteries. I've never heard of Martha Grimes. Thanks for the heads up.ReplyDelete