It's great to be back in the smoggy city! On Friday, we packed up the car, made the 8 hour trek north (with cat + dog in tow) and have the entire week to catch up with family and friends. To survive the car ride, Andrew and I have a few AUDIO BOOKS queued up (many thanks to our AUDIBLE membership which is super-fantastic). (INTERESTING FACT: audio books are the only thing keeping the cassette tape from extinction). In addition, this past Christmas I was gifted an AMAZON KINDLE which is what I've chosen to post about today as I HEART KINDLE.
If you haven't checked one out yet or if you're a 'purist' at heart (my smart literary sister) and have a hard time parting with real paper---I DARE YOU TO ORDER ONE! My reasons for loving the KINDLE are many. They are extremely lightweight so for those of you who read at night SAY GOODBYE to awkward book holding, strained hands, aching shoulders or the worst, reading on your stomach (but who actually does this for more than two seconds). The KINDLE holds over 800 e-books so it's compact for TRAVEL so BRING AN EXTRA PAIR OF SHOES as you won't lose half of your luggage space hauling multiple titles through customs. And, the best part, YOU READ FASTER (okay, maybe this is just me). I can roll through books at a pretty significant clip now with the impressive glare-resistant screen and page turning features.
SO CONSIDER GETTING ONE ~ I LOVE MINE!
So with my plug---if you're out there Amazon, I'm happy to be a spokesperson :)---I'm also on the hunt for new authors and good reads so please POST A FEW TITLES OF YOUR OWN. Below, my quick + dirty list of READS from the past SIX MONTH + a few oldies but goodies.
2011 READING LIST + A FEW FAVS:
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (Wroblewski)
The Guernsey Literary + Potatoe Pie Society (Shaffer/Barrows)
The Imperial Cruise (Bradley) **via Andrew
Girl With The... Series (Larsson)
Hunger Games...Series (Collins)
Sarah's Key (De Rosnay)
Ape House (Gruen)
Book of Awesome (Pasrichi) *grew up with Neil; go and buy it! The Help (Stockett) A Red Herring Without Mustard (Bradley)
Room (Donoghue) Life (Richards)
Glass Castle (Walls)
Complicated Kindness (Toews) Prisoner of Tehran (Nemat) The Birth House (McKay) Push (Sapphire)
HAPPY READING! DON'T FORGET ~ TAKE A TITLE; LEAVE A TITLE--->