I love my Kindle.
Each morning it goes with me to Starbucks, where I try to find some time to read the day’s New York Times on it. It also goes with me during the day so I can steal reading time any chance I can get.
One of the interesting things about owning a Kindle is how it leads to all kinds of discussions with other Kindle users and those who seem pro or con without one. Today one of my Starbucks acquaintances proudly announced that she had also bought one and showed me how to arrange the books into various categories. [Check under settings and it is simple to do.]
I also have Kindle for PC, so if I don’t want to leave the computer but do want to read, I can do that while the program syncs with my Kindle.
I am carrying about forty books on my Kindle right now. One of my habits is to read the New York Times Book reviews and if I like how the book sounds, I download it right then. About half are classics or books I needed for school. Some of those on my current “To Read” list include the following:
- Angelology. Danielle Trussoni.
- At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. Alexander McCall Smith.
- Blooms of Darkness: A Novel. Aharon Appelfeld.
- Citizen of London: Americans Who Stood With Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour. Lynne Olson
- Counter Clockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Ellen J. Langer.
- Include Me Out: My Life from Goldwyn to Broadway. Farley Granger, Robert Calhoun.
- Next: A Novel. James Hynes.
- The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War. Graham Robb.
- The Double Comfort Safari Club. Alexander McCall Smith.
- The Frozen Rabbi. Steve Stern.
- The Gates: A Novel. John Connolly.
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. Stieg Larsson [my current read]
- The Man from Beijing. Henning Mankell.
- The Poe Shadow: A Novel. Matthew Pearl.
- Walks with Men: Fiction. Ann Beattie.
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson. John Green & David Levithan.
What’s on your Kindle?