Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Summer of Reading

I’ve done a lot of reading this summer! I loved being able to download new books via my Kindle app on my Smartphone. The battery life is dismal, I can’t see the screen in sunlight, and the screen is really small, but it was far preferable to carrying around heavy physical books, despite liking the feel of them in my hands while reading.

In the last 11 weeks I’ve read the following books, bolded ones being favorites:

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (John Perkins)
Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
Everything Will Be All Right (Douglas Wallace)
These Is My Words (Nancy Turner)
Shoveling Smoke (Austin Davis)
The Dangerous Animals Club (Stephen Tobolowsky)
Feed (M. T. Anderson)
With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful (Glenn Greenwald)
True Grit (Charles Portis) [re-read, one of my all-time favorites]
Watership Down (Richard Adams) [re-read, one of my all-time favorites]
The Young Lions: Open Road (Irwin Shaw) [in progress]

I’ve decided I’m going to buy the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite when it’s released (it’s currently available for pre-order). I just love the freedom to read so much without having to carry around a physical book. I could read an hour a day on my train commute. And an e-ink reader with backlight seems like the perfect companion for when I go traveling, as I do so much of my reading outside.

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This entry was posted on September 8, 2013 by in Hobbies and tagged , .

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