Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I know, I know

It has been ages since my last post.  You know what is to blame? My Kindle. It makes reading so easy.  You know why I am blogging now? (**This post was started on Friday night**) Because I just finished the Hunger Games Series (Read all three books in a week and a half- not b/c they are that good, although they are good, but b/c the Kindle just makes it easy).  Before I bought my Kindle I was in a reading lull. **Let me just say, I am in no way being a paid advertisement from Amazon to you. I don' have a very big reader base**.  Why I like the Kindle:
  • Reading is EASIER
  • Fits into my purse/pumping bag/diaper bag, I bet it would even fit into a large pocket. 
  • Access to nearly any book you want to read anytime night or day
  • Light Weight
  • Easy to read on the train, don't have to flip pages while standing on the A train during rush hour holding the pole with one hand, your bags in another and trying to ignore someone else's breath on your neck
  • Easier to read when walking
  • Easier to read at the gym
  • Books are fairly priced
  • Whenever we move, josh will like me more - no more heavy boxes filled with books
Things I do NOT like about my Kindle:
  • Access to nearly any book you want to read anytime night or day- They add up!
  • Can't put the finished book on your bookshelf
  • People can't see what you are reading on the train and you can't tell what other people are reading. I miss the comradery you have when you see someone reading the same book you are reading at the same time. 
  • Doesn't have a light. I think the old school indiglo would be a good idea
  • Makes reading too easy
  • Stands between me and chores, blogs (I still put the baby first though - only read when he is sleeping or at work)
  • No more heavy boxes filled with books. 
I told josh a very brief synopsis of the Hunger Games and he said "That sounds like a FANTASTIC waste of time".  He is not a leisurely reader.  But it is NOT a waste of time if you like to read.

No I don't know what to read next.  Any suggestions?  In addition to my daily train commute, I have a plane ride and vacation coming up, so I will need some decent reading. And the last free book I got from Amazon sucked.
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1 comment:

  1. Just finished reading Middlemarch by George Elliot and liked it. But it might be wayyy too slow if you just read the Hunger Games. I'm in a reading slump too. I've read too many Victorian-era/classic novels in a row (because they are free on the iPad), and I need to switch it up a bit. Any suggestions?