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10.21.2010

I ♥ My Kindle

I got a Kindle for my birthday and I LOVE IT!

Fact:  E-books are cheap!  The first book(s) I purchased were...do I even have to say it?  You already know the answer to this right?  Just in case you're new around here, it was the Twilight Saga...all 4 books for 1 low price of $36.99! Sa-weet deal!
Fact:  I think of a book I want and I can have it almost instantly...even driving down the road. (Well, riding down the road...you know what I mean.)
Fact:  It fits so nicely in my purse.
Fact:  It picks up right where you left off.
Fact:  It saves it's own battery, so you don't have to remember to turn it off.  This is such a good thing, because lately I'm forgetting how old I am and all sorts of things...so there's no way I would remember to turn the Kindle off.

I finished my first book on it earlier this week.  It was The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner.  I highly recommend these books.  They're similar to the Hunger Games trilogy.  Both stories are set in a post-apocalyptic world, a dystopia of sorts.  They both have strong female characters and some sort of underlying love story.

Here's what Amazon.com says about The Scorch Trials:
Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to.

In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety . . . until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.

Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated—and with it, order—and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim . . . and meal.

The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

Thomas can only wonder—does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?

You can download The Scorch Trials for $8.33 if you have a Kindle.
You can also purchase the hardback from Amazon.com for around $9.00 (plus S&H).

What have you been reading lately?

12 comments...I love comments:

mattpeters.net said...

Very cool! I love my Kindle too.. I should have bought one a long time ago.. I never use to read books in hardback because I didn't want to carry it around all the time, but now with the Kindle I can easily carry 50 hardback books.

Life with Kaishon said...

I think I want to get my Mom one for Christmas. : )

Love you! Thanks for your nice comment on Sarah's interview. What would I do without you?

Kelli said...

Ooh, that does sound like a great thing to have. I love reading. I haven't read anything in over a month and I feel a little empty. I need to get to the library...fast!

MiMi said...

I have one and I LOVE it. LOVE. I get a lot of Free ones from the Kindle Exclusives area...and lots of em are really good! I've got like 47 books on it and I can carry em all around in my purse.

Vivienne said...

I think I'm probably going to be pretty old school about my books... Glad you got one and love it, tho.

Novelista Barista said...

i am def considering getting a kindle!!! :)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Congrats on the Kindle!
I put the Kindle App on my iPod and have read 30 something books in the last month and a 1/2!
BTW: Most the classics are free and many other books are free or at a really low price also.

I love how when you don't know a word you can touch it and the definition comes up. Plus you can add notes if you want to remember something.

Have Fun!
Robin~♥

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I've been toying with the idea for a while now. They certainly eliminate clutter, which I'm BIG into right now. Hmmm...

Angie said...

I don't have a kindle, but I have been using a barnes and noble reader on my iphone. I don't read much so it is perfect for me for now.

If I decide to upgrade I will do a kindle for sure...thanks for sharing.

Becca said...

LOVE TO THE KINDLE!!!

I am starting Hunger Games this week and with all the hype from you guys, I can't wait!!

~Becca

hotpants™ said...

I have a Nook which is basically the same thing by another company. I told my husband the purchase was justified because I am spending less money on books. B&N runs a lot of deals too. I get a lot of coupon codes by following them on Twitter and they have free random downloads from time to time. Mine goes into 'sleep mode' which is nice if I forget to turn it off. I can download books in an instant. So awesome! Glad you love your Kindle!!

Baloney said...

I love my Kindle. I'm on the same account as my parents and sisters so I started with 90 books already purchased!
Current favorites are Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers and the collection of Jane Austen novels.
I LOVE IT!