Monday, November 29, 2010

Let's Play a Game!


Hope everyone had a great holiday (if you live in the US!)! I got to spend a total of 14 hours in a car with two 7 year olds and my husband while we drove to the in-law's for Thanksgiving.

I know what you are thinking...Wow! How lucky can one girl get? Normally I would scoff at that and roll my eyes, but not this time!

I have posted before about how much I love my Kindle...but after this trip I want to marry the thing and ensure that I won't have to be seperated from it ever! I have tried to read while in the car before, and I'll spare you the details of how that usually works out for me... With my Kindle, however, I didn't have the normal queasy feeling as I read. (I'm sure that there is some scientific reason for this, but I think it is because there is only one thing to focus on instead of two pages, and the Kindle is light enough that it isn't moving around constantly as I read- but I'm no scientist)

I was able to read for most of the trip, and because I converted some things that I'm working on to download on my Kindle, I was able to actually work while iCarly and SpongeBob played in the back seat and hubs complained about the other drivers. I was in my own little literary world and ignoring all of them!!

So, I thought that I would play a little game today in honor of my engagement to my Kindle. Let's play "What's on Your Kindle" (of course any ereader will do...Nook, Sony, iPad...). I'll start -

1. Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy - I read this YEARS ago when I was a junior in high school (my English teacher was a little unorthadox). I came across something in my freelance work that made me want to read it again. Oh! And this one was FREE!!

2. Crave: A Novel of the Fallen Angels by JR Ward - This is the second in the series (The first is Covet). I am a HUGE JR Ward fan, and while I do like these books - and the hero in this one Isaac is SOOOO my type - I'm still a BDB girl at heart and will count down the days until I can download Payne's book next year!

3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - Hubs and I watched the movie of this a while back and I really liked it. My father in-law has read them all and lovd them, so I wanted to read them...I'm only 5% done with it and I downloaded it about 2 months ago. After seeing the movie, it's hard to get into all the tiny details laid out in the book. I still want to read it, and will force myself so I can move on to the next two books.

4/5. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Game Series) and Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Game Series) by Suzanne Collins - I know you are wondering...well what about Hunger Games?? I have that in hard copy. It sat on my bookshelf for over a year and then I heard everyone talking about it and read it. When I finished at 2 in the waiting for the bookstore to open - I immediately downloaded the second one! That's the beauty of the Kindle...(I did the same thing with Mockingjay, but we were at the waterpark)

6. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - I'll admit I just downloaded this one because it was free and I thought if I was desperate one day that I might read it. I haven't yet.

7. Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Book by Charlaine Harris - This was the first book I bought for my Kindle. I loved it because it had just come out and was in hardback - I have the entire collection in paperback and these hardback releases are really messing with the aesthtic of my bookshelf. So I was able to buy and read it immediately, and then when it comes out in paperback I'll buy it and add it to my collection.

8. I have two word games that I downloaded and haven't had time to really play yet.

9. I have a "secret" file that is titled "MINE" - Okay, confession time here...this is where I keep my "grown up" booklets. Kindle has a host of free downloads, and there is some interesting erotica that you can find there. I have a few of those that I read...for research...yeah, that's it!

10. I have a file that is all Omnific books. I am a little biased I know, when it comes to Omnific, but I want to have them all in some form, and while I own most of them in hard copy, I have them on my Kindle too! I have titles from Boycotts & Barflies and With Good Behavior, to Three Daves and Seers of Light (which have both been reviewed on my blog!). I need to download a few more to keep up!! Looking forward to Whispers of Light and finding out how poor Christian gets along!

11. Finally I have various documents that I have converted to download on the Kindle so that I can work while I'm away from home. it's your turn. Tell me what you have on your e-reader!

1 comment:

  1. I'm afraid that I'm still playing "What's piled up and about to topple over on my nightstand"! And did I mention the dust?

    But that is so great to hear that e-readers don't cause motion sickness in the car---that gets me every time. Perhaps you just got me one step closer to getting one...