Each month for the past 2+ years, I’ve started or participated in a monthly poll on the USA Amazon Kindle discussion boards asking people a simple question: what are you reading on your Kindle? I’ve received some great tips with past monthly polls, finding out what others are reading on their Kindle, and found some “new” authors I generally wouldn’t have found using my hunt-and-peck method. While I have certainly enjoyed the “mainstream” author suggestions over the past year, I’ve also enjoyed a lot of independent authors from each month’s poll I never would have heard of previously.
If you would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://amzn.to/march12poll into your web browser and start!
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 in the discussion forum so others can find it), whether you would recommend it, did you get it free, and anything else you would care to share.
I started this month’s poll by saying I had just finished Singularity: Star Carrier by Ian Douglas (click here or type in http://amzn.to/yC1VmE into your computer’s web browser to see it) which overall I thought was pretty good – it is the third installment of a science fiction series that has a lot of action, believable (to me) future technology, and a lot of background on possible technologies that doesn’t overwhelm you. I pre-ordered this one a while ago, and started reading it when it was released on February 28th. If you like hard science fiction I would recommend you start the series with book one, Earth Strike: Star Carrier: Book One which is just 99 cents today (click here or type in http://amzn.to/zicL8d into your computer’s web browser to see it).
And here’s my standard continuation of each month’s request for prior participants in the poll: if you like or dislike a title you have read, in addition to telling us about it in this informal poll, how about writing a book review on the Amazon website? The review will certainly last and be visible a lot longer than this poll will. If you’re like me, you look at the customer reviews in order to see if you want to investigate a book further. Since we are all a little community here, and while I realize each review is each person’s opinion and we may not like the same thing, I know your friends and online discussion neighbors would appreciate your honest assessment of the likes and dislikes without providing a spoiler – I know I would! Your reviews don’t need to be a long dissertation of the book, I like to keep them short, sweet, and (hopefully) to the point; you can see all of the reviews I have written if you click here or type in http://amzn.to/mpgreviews
Anyway, that’s all for now. Have a great weekend!
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