Sunday, February 27, 2011

For the Love of a Good Book

I am a reader. I always have been. Our house has been a veritable library since the day I learned to read. I am lucky because my parents indulged my love of reading. I had the complete series of the Boxcar Kids, The Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley Twins (from elementary thru the college books), John Grisham, and pretty much anything else I could get my hands on.

I'm a fast reader. I fly through stacks of books. That's both good and bad! I've read so many books I couldn't even begin to count....and thus knowledge and new words have become part of my life. I also have spent a sum of money I don't even want to think about on books! :p

For awhile I traded books with some of my mom's friends and even dare I say it, the step-witch!

Now I am in on a big craze, e-readers! I got an Amazon Kindle for Christmas and it is probably one of my favorite gifts EVER. I mean E-V-E-R.


There are now features that allow you to "loan" your Kindle library to friends who have Kindle for PC, Kindle for Blackberry, Kindle for Android, Kindle for iPod/iPhone, or just plain ol' Kindle. ha So, if you have the Kindle app downloaded on your computer (I did before I got my Kindle and loved it!) or you have one of the other options and would like to borrow a book sometime, let me know! I'd be happy to loan it to you.

I'm a constant watcher of the Amazon Free Bestsellers List to download books and somehow always get caught up in series book. I tend to like funny mysteries with a romantic twist. Case in point, check out the books below that I highly recommend for a light read! (Oh & did I mention the last few series I've read included recipes for all the goods they "make" in the book? Score!)

Hannah Swensen series (this one is a serious book devotion...like 15 books & I have the newest one from last week)


The Potluck Club series (4 books)


Weddings by Bella series (3 books)


Happy reading!

4 comments:

  1. I have Kindle on my iPod touch. I love it. Just last night I was looking at the Kindle and trying to decide if I want that or the Nook Color. The books are the same price. The idea of it in color is so appealing! It's more expensive right now though....

    Thoughts?

    I would love to loan a book to you! I actually just finished a book called Redemption that isn't very long and it was REALLY convicting! How do we do it? Do you by chance have the Memory Keeper's Daughter?

    Longest blog comment ever....

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  2. I've considered it... but I need to know more. How do you "Loan" a book? Pros vs cons? What about reading, does it hurt your eyes after a while like a computer can?

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  3. Hey Kayla! Glad you figured out the loaning procedure...I look forward to reading the book you sent me. I figured there's not much in color that would really matter to me. If there's something I really wanted to see, I could always look it up on the computer. ha

    Missy, I really love my Kindle. I sit at a computer all day for work & the Kindle doesn't bother my eyes at all because it's not lit like a computer screen & isn't glossy screened (that's why there's no glare).

    To loan a book, you just have to email it to the person you are loaning the book to...of course, the author of that book has to authorize that feature. I only have a few books that don't have that feature, so it seems to be catching on.

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  4. I am in the middle of a book on my iPad... I just love turning the pages!!

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