Each month from October 2009 – January 2013, I 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 stopped doing it on the Amazon discussion boards and started hosting it on the website as, after all, we need each of your input here on the blog!
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 are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and 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://wp.me/p2b82w-4p4 into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!
Here’s how this works – list a book you are currently reading or just recently read on your Kindle, whether you would recommend it, did you get it free, and anything else you would care to share.
I’ll start off this month’s poll by saying I am currently reading Swords and Saddles by Jack Campbell. It’s a collection of longer-than-short science fiction stories (does that make sense?), and I’ve read two of the three and it’s been pretty good so far.
I usually don’t read that many short stories, but Campbell is a science fiction writer I like, and I’ve read his space opera series called The Lost Fleet. I forgot how many are in the series, but I have always pre-ordered them and clear the deck of reading material just before their release. If you like a good science fiction series, the first one in the series is The Lost Fleet: Dauntless and you can check it out if you click here.
Finally, 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 (some people think I am too blunt on things I dislike, but I am at least giving you my honest opinion!); you can see all of the reviews I have written if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/mgreviews – if you think any of them were helpful, I would appreciate a “Yes” vote just underneath the reviews on the Amazon website.
We’d really like to hear what you’re reading right now – I, for example, may find something interesting from your list I want to read (It’s been known to happen!). If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and 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://wp.me/p2b82w-4p4 into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!
Anyway, that’s all for now. Have a great weekend!
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