For a little over three years, 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 blog’s website as, after all, we need each of your input here on the blog! I’ve been negligent in doing it here as it has been three months since my last informal poll…
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 the blog’s free email subscription – 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://smarturl.it/616poll 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 – on the blog’s website (using the link above) 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‘m reading Life’s Golden Ticket , by Brendon Burchard, and I am about 70% through it. How I found this book is a rather roundabout story as it is not my usual science fiction or thriller title: a friend of my wife’s recommended it to her, she texted me from wherever she was having the discussion to send it to her Kindle, I read the book description and thought I would give it a try as well. I’m glad I did as it is very good – while clearly a motivational / self-improvement title it is told in a story type of way, and I could see this being made in to a successful movie (maybe that is in the works or has already happened?). You’re learning or reaffirming many life lessons, and it has made me stop and think back on some of the things I am doing in my life. In a way, it reminds me a lot of The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.
Finally, here’s my standard continuation of each 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!).
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://smarturl.it/616poll 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 rest of your week!
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