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books, love, and a kindle

December 29, 2011

Let me tell you what my favorite Holiday gift was this year.




I am head over heels in love. I resisted it for so long. I only wanted “real” books. You see, I have this love of books. I like the way they feel in my hands, the way it feels to turn a page. I even like the way a book smells. Books represent another world to me. I absolutely love reading. So when I decided that I wanted a Kindle for Christmas I think most people in my family were shocked.

I was shocked myself.

But I love it. The convenience of it alone is amazing. The ability to have any book at your fingertips in seconds is astounding. I will never give up my love of real books but ebooks are quickly becoming my love affair.

Since Christmas I have already two books on the Kindle and am well into my third.

That’s bliss people.

The second book I read was recommended by my good friend, Allena. It was called Before I Go To Sleep by J.S. Watson. This book was awesome but if Allena told me it was good I never question. This girl knows her books!

The book is about a woman named Christine. And every day Christine wakes up not knowing where she is. Her memories disappear every time she falls asleep. Her husband, Ben, is a stranger to her, and he’s obligated to explain their life together on a daily basis–all the result of a mysterious accident that made Christine an amnesiac. With the encouragement of her doctor, Christine starts a journal to help jog her memory every day. One morning, she opens it and sees that she’s written three unexpected and terrifying words: “Don’t trust Ben.” Suddenly everything her husband has told her falls under suspicion. What kind of accident caused her condition? Who can she trust? Why is Ben lying to her? And, for the reader: Can Christine’s story be trusted?

It is a quick read and really good. I promise if you start today you can have it finished before 2012! 😉

Now that I have a Kindle, what books should I download?

20 Comments leave one →
  1. December 29, 2011 9:01 am

    Oooh sounds intriguing! I might have to check it out. I have a Nook and I love it. So much more convenient, especially when I was on the beach.

  2. December 29, 2011 9:11 am

    That book sounds really good! I might have to download it!

  3. December 29, 2011 9:41 am

    I got a Kindle Fire, too, and I hate to be apart from it. It’s just so pretty; I can’t put it down.

  4. December 29, 2011 9:55 am

    I love my Nook! I just finished the Hunger Games series, and it was great. I’m searching for my next series of books to dive into!

  5. December 29, 2011 10:07 am

    I need to check out that book pronto. I’m glad you like your Kindle, I know I love mine. I was the same way as you, so hesitant to get one. I couldn’t imagine NOT having one now, it’s so easy to download a book and just start reading. No need to drive to a store or wait for amazon to ship. LOVE it!

    Check out this blog for helpful Kindle tips and free books

  6. December 29, 2011 10:22 am

    I read Room a few months ago and really liked it, although I know some people didn’t. One of my favorite books, though, is The Art of Racing in the Rain. (it’s not about running.)

    • December 29, 2011 11:34 am

      I downloaded The Art of Racing in the Rain…I have heard such good things about it!!

  7. December 29, 2011 10:36 am

    Gah that sounds so good! But I got a bunch of other books, too! “Violets of March”, “American Wife”, “Hunger Games” (1 & 2), and the newest Jennifer Weiner. I’ll be reading all year at this rate.

    • December 29, 2011 11:34 am

      American Wife is AWESOME! I really liked it!

  8. December 29, 2011 11:32 am

    I got one for my birthday last year, and even though I said I wanted it, I wasn’t sure until I actually got it. I have read a TON more since I’ve had it! I’m reading Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran right now and I really like it. I also loved the Hunger Games!

  9. Cassie permalink
    December 29, 2011 3:05 pm

    I’m still holding onto the real book even though I have a nook. I think more books on the nook is imminent though soon.

  10. December 29, 2011 4:45 pm

    I wasn’t sure I was going to like the kindle either bc I really do like reading an actual book, but oh man. Totally over that. Love it.

  11. December 29, 2011 9:13 pm

    Now that book sounds like one I’d totally be into!

    I’m still on the library card kick. However, with all the nickel and dime fines I accrue, maybe it would be smarter in the long run to get a kindle for myself… he he he

  12. December 29, 2011 10:23 pm

    That sounds like a great book. Are you on goodreads? That’s where I get a lot of my book recs. And, we need to figure out how to lend Kindle books! I know there is a way to do it, but I haven’t figured out the tricks yet. I just downloaded Cutting For Stone, Delerium, and You Can’t Drink All Day if you Don’t start in the Morning. 😀

    • December 30, 2011 8:41 am

      Goodreads?! Must check that out.

      I know you can lend books to people too but I haven’t figured it out either! But as soon as we do we should definitely start swapping!

  13. December 30, 2011 11:22 am

    You’re so much better than me! I haven’t read a single book yet, but i’m dyyyying to! Probably when the dust settles from the holidays I will get at it. If you don’t have amazon prime yet, you have a short amount of time since getting your kindle to sign up for 50% off ($40) which gives you access to most kindle books for free through their lending library! It’s not all the brand new stuff but anything older is there. It also includes the free 2 day shipping and movie streaming so it’s a pretty good deal! I’m really excited to start reading!!

    • December 30, 2011 11:24 am

      Ooooh….did not know that about Amazon Prime! THANKS!

  14. January 2, 2012 10:50 pm

    Read it and loved it!

    • January 3, 2012 6:12 pm

      It was so good! Did Allena tell you about it?!

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