Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What I'm Currently Reading

I resisted an e-reader for some time, insisting that there is nothing that will replace the feel and the smell of a book. While I still agree with that statement, I've found that I'm reading more after purchasing a Kindle than I ever have. Not only do I have the option of reading the classics for free, in most cases, but I also have the option of trying out samples without any commitment to buy. I am notorious for racking up lots of library fines for late books that I never get a chance to read, and the Kindle has given me the opportunity to just delete a book if I'm not interested in the snippet that I read. The downside, though, is how the Kindle store suggests lots of titles based upon previous views. I'm still getting recommendations for lots of gay romance novels because I ACCIDENTALLY clicked on the wrong link.

I downloaded several books over the last week and I'm having such fun reading them all together.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I love the way that Wilde reacts to the world. A favorite quote (so far), "The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play."

The Adventure of The Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie. This is my first M. Poirot mystery. So far, I'm really enjoying his character and Christie's writing style. I'm looking forward to more!

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I've read this several times before, but I can't help but love the commentary about gender and wealth.

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I took a quiz about what Jane Austen heroine I would be, and I was named as Catherine Morland. It remains to be seen if I do relate to her in any way.

Another ridiculous aspect of the Kindle is the ability to post that you've completed a book to your facebook profile. While part of me wonders why anyone would want to know that I've read, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," there are plenty of questions about why people would want to read my blog. I should probably just shut up and be appreciative of that.

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1 comment:

  1. I thought I'd use the Kindle for reading all of those Classics I missed -- in spite of having a Liberal Arts education! Sadly, I am still lacking.

    It makes me very happy that you are enjoying your first Poirot mystery! I think you will greatly enjoy the dvds of his stories as well.