Summer Reading - 2010
Amazing! I've read fifteen books since I received my new Kindle on July 16th!
Even though I love reading this way, REAL books will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart.
I must admit, I do miss seeing these actual books on my bookshelf, but after donating TEN boxes of old novels and paperbacks to Goodwill, and STILL having four bookshelves full, I was forced to admit I needed to turn over a new leaf (so to speak). ;-)
Like anything else, there are pros and cons to the Kindle, but for now, I can't seem to stop reading (and buying!) books for it. As you can see, I haven't been doing any heavy reading - just enjoying mostly thrillers and private detective fiction. I even discovered an author I had never read before, who is terrific. He wrote a series of mystery/thrillers about an American travel writer in Bangkok, Thailand... of all places! He's really quite good - well-written plots, quirky characters and great dialogue. If you like mystery/thrillers, give him a try - Timothy Hallinan is his name.
I just finished reading Freedom, by Jonathan Franz, which was wonderful! It is more of a literary American novel about an American marriage and family . It may not be for everyone, but I loved it! He also wrote The Corrections, which I'm thinking about going back to re-read. He's been called the next Great American Novelist by some, and over-hyped and over-rated by others... you either love his writing or hate it, I guess. I love it.