I was one of those people who held back purchasing a Kindle. There was something about caressing a brand new book, turning each page eagerly (in most cases) to see what came next. I finally broke down a few years ago, buying one of the early models that you only read on and it’s opened up my world.
- I now read anywhere. My library fits in my purse. Every time I have a few unexpected minutes, I can pull it out and easily find my place.
- When a friend recommends a new book, I can have it downloaded in just a couple of minutes and store it until I’m ready to dig in.
- I no longer have hundreds of books in piles on my bookshelves. I only save my very favorites. Just imagine how relieved I’m going to be next time I don’t have to move 20-30 heavy boxes of books.
- My Kindle saves money. Not only to I save money when I buy books cheaper, I also don’t accidentally duplicate purchases like I used to.
- I can fit more usable stuff in my luggage when I travel since I save so much weight and room by not packing so many books.
I still buy books that are resource or self help kinds of publications because I like writing in the margins. But the rest are all downloaded. Finally, a glimpse into the library on my Kindle reveals that I have 106 items including the following:
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin– I haven’t read it yet, but it’s there in case I want to read one of the classics.
- Game of Thrones Series by George R. R. Martin– I started reading the novels long before they became a must see series on cable television.
- Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon– I love fantasy and science fiction. These novels add romance to the equation. Handsome, buff, dangerous guys with magical skills they use to protect humans, especially the women in their lives.
- Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James– Okay, I admit it. I was curious. I read the first book and downloaded the second, never finishing it. One was enough.
- The Price of Politics by Bob Woodward– I’m halfway through and someday I may actually finish. Who knows?
- The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling– I loved the Harry Potter series so I was interested in seeing additional work from Ms. Rowling. The book was good, but not one of my favorites.
- The Ender Quintet (Ender’s Game) by Orson Scott Card– I loved the first couple of books in the series. Ender’s Game was fantastic. The movie didn’t live up to the book, as usual.
- The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon– When I look on my bookshelf of favorites, several of these books are there. I loved this series when I discovered it years ago. It’s being made into a television show on Starz, so I went back to the beginning and started reading them all over and I’m still in love with the characters and concept.
- 20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now by Ray LeVitre– This book offers an overview of how to invest and plan for retirement. I’m really glad I added it to my library. It’s a book I will revisit from time to time as I get closer to retirement.
There it is, a brief look into what I’ve been reading. Now that I’ve shown you mine, what’s on yours?