Thursday, 12 July 2012

Books, Books and more Books

I'm in love, again.  I can't stop thinking about it, handling it and I take it to bed early, just to be alone with it.  I'm not having an illicit affair, it's the touch screen Kindle.  I wasn't really bothered about having an e-reader before I had one, but now I wouldn't go back.  Since the 15th June when it was given to me by J it's been difficult for anyone to tear me away from it.  I've read prolifically, all of the books below and downloaded many more - just tantalisingly 'there' waiting to be read.  If I had to choose three that I'd recommend from my recent read list I'd say Eye of the NeedleThe Hunger Games (a children's book - G10 has now read and relished) and The Importance of Being Earnest.  A lot of the books are free, including many classics.

Lovely jubbly...
Eye of the Needle
Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum
Perfect Crime
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Phoenix Conspiracy
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Black Beauty
What Katy Did
The Importance of Being Earnest
Catching Fire
The Hunger Games

Why do I love it? It's so very light. I can read in bed without the pages flopping about as I prop it up on a pillow. I never lose my page. Ever. I can look up words I don't know, at a touch. I can read free books. What is there not to like?

Now, tonight I'm going to the first evening of a book club (organised by our very own Preseli Mags.)  We are discussing The Time Traveler's Wife and horror of horror's I couldnt' download it onto the Kindle.  I know we have free copies from our World Book Night event, but I'm so obsessed I didn't think I could actually regress back to the paper version.  I did, I coped. Just.  I hope it's not too intellectual an evening, I read only for my own pleasure and almost as soon as I've finished a book I forget the detail. I've been promised it won't be, (any excuse for a social) but just in case I started reading it Monday and finished this morning - at least it'll be fresh in my mind :)


Maggie Christie said...

I want a Kindle too - it's so lovely to hear how much you are enjoying yours. No the book club won't be intellectual. We might even forget to talk about the book...!

Chris Stovell said...

I love my Kindle too - it's the model with the visible keyboard - so portable, and so easy to carry lots of books with you so you don't need to choose one.

Have a lovely book club!

Rob-bear said...

Let me see. The e-reader has "kindled" a new love affair with books. This is good. Except when you cannot get the book you want. Which is NOT good.

Good for Mags in organizing a book club. Good for you being a part of it. A return to literacy, via an e-reader. Not the cultured life of a real book-reader, but not bad.

Blessings and Bar hugs from across the pond.

Lins' lleisio said...

It was a lovely book club... and we didn't let the book get in the way of conversation too much ;)

Blessings to you all too.

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