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.

Persuasion by Jane Austen – 4

Of all her books this is my favorite. There’s some depth to the characters that the other books just don’t have.

Why Men Don’t Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes by Pease

Serpent by Clive Cussler – 3

He’s always a great escape into an adventure novel.

Uglies by Scott Westerfield -2

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.

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer – 4

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.

Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines – 3

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.

The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson – 3

Lovely novel.

You Wish by Mandy Hubbard – 3

Really great wit. Such dry humor. The characters were very real.

Clair de Lune by Christine Johnson – 3

Cool concepts.

Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard – 2

I was hoping for another like You Wish, but this one fell flat for me. It was a little too girly and silly.

Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning – 4

My secret indulgence…these books are so fun.

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater – 4

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!