I admit that I was skeptical when Rich gifted me with a kindle for my birthday this year. It wasn't something I would have bought for myself, mainly because I didn't know if I would like it. But I do. I love it! It has made books so much more accessible. (And I don't have the extra weight in my commuting bag.) I've always been a bookworm but when I had the girls, reading time became almost nonexistent. I've slowly been able to slip back into bookworm mode. I think I've read more this year that I have in the past 5 years.
Pre-kindle, I was reading library books after Grammy read them, along with books I received for Christmas and I small pile I picked up a few years ago during a book store closing sale. If I didn't have anything to read, I spent my train time on my phone. I should mention that 90% of my reading time occurs during my train commute which seems to have increased lately now that there seems to be a major train incident or breakdown about once a week. Last week, for example, a train broke down and the train behind it that was going to push it into the city (yes, a common occurrence) broke down too.
I've been borrowing exclusively from my library, which has worked out well so far. I recently learned that it's almost impossible to predict when books on hold will become available. I had 5 books on hold and within a 12 hour period, 3 of them were released even though on one of them, I had been 13th or so on the wait list.
So here's what I've read:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I've Got Your Number
The Almost Moon
The Book Thief
The Hunger Games
I'm currently 80% through Catching Fire.
I have these books borrowed and ready to go on my kindle:
And I'm on the wait list for these:
Looking for Alaska
The one thing that I've been good at lately: reading!
I've been out of the reading world for awhile so it is just me or is the "young adult" classification much wider than it used to be and what's up with all the trilogies?
So of the books above that I've read, I would suggest all of them except for maybe The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It took far too long for me to get interested in it and I just didn't like the author's writing style. It wasn't bad, just really not what I was expecting based on the reviews.
Read any good books lately? (Oh, I didn't read this on my kindle but if you like John Irving, I would suggest Last Night in Twisted River.)