Friday, August 20, 2010

I'll be Kindling this

I can't read this yet, but I have pre-ordered so that as soon as March 22, 2011 hits I'll have it.
I just can't get enough of these characters.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Amazon Customer Service

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!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Current Reads

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 Care Medical drama

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened

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 Earth by 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.