Each month for the past year I have started or participated in an informal poll on the Amazon Kindle Discussion boards asking people what they have been or are reading on their Kindles. This is part of an effort for me to find things out of the mainstream I might be interested in at hopefully a lower price vs. buying and reading what everyone else is reading on the latest NYTimes bestseller lists; while I do read what is on the NY Times bestseller list, and enjoy a lot of it, there are a lot of authors out there in the Kindle self-publishing or “indie” space I have really enjoyed, too.
Each post starts off something like this:
Time for the monthly poll: I’ve received several great tips on past monthly polls with what you are reading on your Kindle!
Here’s how this works – list a book you are currently reading or just recently read on your Kindle (insert the product link using the little button above the text box so others can find it), whether you would recommend it, did you get it free, and anything else you would care to share.
I then lead it off with what I am reading now, just completed, or about to start. Then, others chime in with similar information and the party starts; this month’s has really taken off, with over 250 posts by 168 people as I type this up. I’ve been traveling a lot lately for work, and believe it or not I haven’t been doing as much reading as I normally do – that’s because of that ^&%$*&! game SCRABBLE several of the blog readers told me to try, I did, and now I am an addict – I spent about 2.5 of a 3.5 hour flight playing it and losing all track of time; the artificial intelligence in the Kindle knows all of the Scrabble dictionary, and I am slowly learning all of the two-letter words! My kids and I also pass the Kindle back and forth playing each other. You can click here to check it out.
Anyway, I am currently reading Without Warning by John Birmingham (click here to see the book description). I’m enjoying it, and am 50% of the way through it; while not free, I was “hooked” with this author when several other books in his Axis of Time series were offered for free a year or so ago – in this case, Amazon’s “offer it free and they will buy more from the same author” strategy worked.
If you would like to take a look and participate, or just observe and see what others are reading, click here to see the discussion: you might find something new you’ll like!
Hope you’re have a great week-
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