I've been telling everyone who asks my opinion of the various e-readers available. One of the main points in favor of the Kindle is that Amazon has a reputation for quality customer service. This weekend I experienced it for myself! On Thursday late afternoon my Kindle froze up when I tried to wake it. I was on the phone with a Kindle customer service representative within minutes thanks to Amazon's call me back feature. By Saturday I had a new Kindle in my hands and a prepaid mailing label to send back the other one. Absolutely the best!
With the Collections feature on my Kindle I have created a grouping I call "Current Reads" because quite frankly even I tend to forget what I'm Kindling now. Here's a quick glimpse at the eclectic list I have in that Collection right now. Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines A thriller at a super-reasonable price! The Pillars of the Earth The last post told you how that one ended up there. The Complete Father Brown Mysteries This is a collection of short stories. So I like this in my "Current Reads" for those times I don't have a huge chunk of reading time. Thank God It's Monday This is a great business resource, and all reading and now work makes Joyce an ineffective employee. Critical CareMedical drama
A funny thing happened on my way to reading the plethora of unread books on my Kindle.
I read on a discussion board that a mini-series had been made based on The Pillars of the Earthby Ken Follett. I’ve loved this book since I read it on my Kindle over a year ago. In fact I enjoyed it so much that I sent a hard copy version to my son. This and its companion World Without End are two of the few books I did NOT archive but retained on my Kindle when I finished reading them.
So naturally I had to investigate this mini-series, found it was being shown on Starz and also streaming through Netflix. I watched the first episode and began to wonder about a few things in the book. I was going to search in the book (what a handy feature of the Kindle that is!) to get some answers. Next thing I knew I was hooked into the book again.
So now the question is to I view an episode and then read to catch up in the book or do I read ahead and watch the episode later. Hmmm??? I’ll have to puzzle on that.