I’ve really enjoyed my Kindle, especially because I live in Germany where the supply of English books is limited. I used to go to the library once or even twice a week back in Colorado. So not having access to that many books was hard for me.
The Kindle e-ink screen is superb. I can’t stand staring at a computer screen forever. It hurts my eyes. But the e-ink is just like paper.
It’s really easy to get books on the Kindle. They’ve even made it possible to search the web (it’s slow because of the e-ink) and buy books right from the Kindle.
One problem I have is that it’s not very intuitive to move around and do things. I haven’t used the notes feature or highlighting because it’s actually a bit intimidating to me.
My sister bought me a first generation in 2008 but I returned it. I didn’t think I would use it. Back then I probably wouldn’t have, but I really like having it now. (And now even Borders will be gone so it’s even more important.)
Books I read in 2010. The last set. I rate on a scale of 1-5.
Of all her books this is my favorite. There’s some depth to the characters that the other books just don’t have.
He’s always a great escape into an adventure novel.
I wrote a review here. Great ideas. Good writing. Horrible ending because it’s so open waiting for the next in the series. END your books please, don’t leave me hanging. There can be an open-ended hook, but end the story. I don’t want to feel like I’m reading a chapter and now have to wait years to read the next chapter.
I wrote a review about this one here. I felt everything. I thought we didn’t have any food in our pantry because the character’s food supply was running out. The emotional impact of this book is incredible.
Ran a little dry for me. Was a quick read but didn’t get as deep as I was hoping for.
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher – 4
If you want to understand what it’s like to be bullied as a teenager, read this book. If you did the bullying, read this book. But it’s not for the faint of heart. It will make you hurt.
Really great wit. Such dry humor. The characters were very real.
I was hoping for another like You Wish, but this one fell flat for me. It was a little too girly and silly.
My secret indulgence…these books are so fun.
She writes love so well. It’s so natural. And the revelations in this book, wow! I absolutely can not wait for the last one.
That’s the end of my 2010 reading list. I’m a little worried about next year as I’ve been reading a ton more. I’ll figure something out!