Monday, October 18, 2010

Me and My Kindle and a Book Review

After a lot of going back and forth, I finally decided to order the Kindle.  I've thought it would be something neat to have, but was having a hard time coming to terms with not holding a real book.  Because I had said I liked it, Bob thought it would be a great birthday present.  I caved...

The pretty red cover that keeps it protected...

I really didn't think I'd like it...I was wrong! 

I've only downloaded one book, but so far I'm really enjoying reading on it.  I bought A Slice of Murder by Chris Cavender to try out.  It's another cozy mystery, but a new author to me.  I still plan on buying certain books in paper or hardback depending on if I've already started a series or the author.  Since this is the first for me from this author I was okay with just getting it electronically.  My mother and I have worked out a plan.  See, we normally swap books back and forth and she always writes me these great little notes on the back of the front covers...using a Kindle puts a little glitch in our system.  Our decision, if we read a book on the Kindle and realize it's one we need to keep and share, we'll find it on Paperback Swap (her) or Half Priced Books (me).  She doesn't have one yet, but I don't think she'll be far behind me on this one!

The only major problem I have, and it's a big to read in the bathtub!  That's a bummer, but I guess I'll figure something out...maybe a book that I just read in the tub would work. 

The major's so lightweight and fits perfectly in my purse!  No more shoving 2 or 3 books in my purse when I'm headed to volleyball practice or track meets! 

On to a recent read...I picked this up at Half Priced Books a while back, which I'm sure I've mentioned is my absolutely favorite bookstore.  Gone with the Groom by Janice A Thompson was a fun read that fit right in with the other cozy mysteries that I like to read.  While Annie is preparing to watch her daughter walk down the aisle, they run into a slight problem; the groom goes missing.  While Scott is known to pull off some pretty elaborate pranks, after several days it becomes evident that this isn't a joke.  Annie puts on her detective hat and gets to work tracking down the clues.  I will say that it took me a while to get into the story, probably more me than then book, but once I was in, it was great!   I'll definitely be looking for more from this author. 

Happy Reading!


  1. I haven't heard of anyone not liking the kindle once they have one. I think I would like it since I am trying not to keep books that I don't think I would read more than once anyway. I just haven't taken the leap. Trading books would be one drawback. I trade books with friends. Maybe we could just switch kindles. Hmm

  2. I'm all for the swapping Kindles back and forth, but my mother who is my book swapping partner lives 800 miles away!

  3. Congratulations! I would have a problem too cause I would have to take it in the tub!