Now, don’t read anything more into this though. I pretty much read trash. Not bodice ripper trash, though those are fun, but generally I read things where I don’t have to think much and can get lost in a story. I have tried to read the classics, but I just can’t get into them like I do murder mysteries, chick lit, true crime, romance, and the plethora of genres out there.
I have a Kindle. I have never been one to jump into the hype of the latest and greatest gadget. I mean, the only cell phone I have is a cheap flip phone provided by my company. I think I’ve sent one text message in my life, and while I am contemplating succumbing to an Android in the near future, I’m pretty technologically dumb. I knew about the Kindle when they first came out a few years ago, but last summer when Amazon announced that the third generation Kindle was coming out, I knew this was something I just had to have. I did my research, I waited for it to be released and to see if there were horrible stories about it, and I saved all my Discover points to get this wonderful creation (on the cheap, of course).
The day I bought Vinny reading changed for me. I am started to get older, and I’ve always had bad eyesight (thanks Mom AND Dad). The E-Ink was actually gentler on my eyes than a paperback or a library book, even large print editions. I found that I was reading more and I was reading faster. I loved the fact that I could “carry” a ton of books with me in my purse. I loved that I could order a book and its right there on the device within seconds. I loved my Kindle from the very start, and I still do!
When I was off work for my ankle surgery, the only thing I found that I was able to concentrate fully on was reading. I didn’t keep an exact count, but I believe I read close to 20 books that month. I could only sleep for one or two hours at a time, and it was really boring in the middle of the night with no one to talk to. My Kindle had so many options available for me, and I was able to escape and read for a few hours until I was able to sleep again.
I have joined a few sites and have read a few blogs, and I have found that there are a lot of people who read much of the same things that I do. Often this is how I find my next book to read. I am going to try really hard to start reviewing some of the books that I read here on this blog. I think it will be a good exercise for myself to be true to the author of the book and to myself if I really liked it or if I did not like it so much. On the books that I do review, I will also post those reviews on the book sites that I belong to; Goodreads, Amazon, and Lendle. I will be open and honest, and I will not write any spoilers into my reviews.
Let's try this, shall we?