Sunday, May 2, 2010

SUNDAY SALON


Wow.  Kay, I don't think I have ever been so neglectful of this blog ever!  So sorry!  But my  new pooch (along with my other pooch, cat AND 2 children AND husband) I really have not a lot of time for blogging or any computer shinanigans.  But I do have something cool to share... it was my  birthday a week ago today AND.......




I GOT A KINDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat's right.  ME.  A Kindle.  And may I say?  ME LOVEY.  It is AWESOME! 

I had never seen a kindle in the "real" before, so I had little idea what to expect, but I can honestly say that it is exactly as I imagined, and the benefits are amazing in so may unexpected ways.  Don't get me wrong, I STILL LOVE physical books more than life itself, and in fact was given Chapters gift cards for my BD and bought SEVERAL non-fiction books, but the Kindle is just so handy!

For example:  you know when you are lying in bed or on your couch reading a book, and you want to, say, lay on your side?  And you go to hold the book with one hand and it is kind of tricky to keep the book open enough to actually READ the thing?  And then to turn the page you have to grab it with you other hand and.. you get my meaning.  Well, the kindle it is all one handed, you can lay or sit in any position you like and just click with your thumb to turn the page.  Done.  Finito.  I know it's not exactly physically exhausting to do it the other way, but I'm just saying, it's a bonus I hadn't realized before. 

The number one reason I love it is that I am not adding to my morbidly obese pile of books in my house.  I know all of you can relate.  In the last couple of years when I would buy a novel, I almost would feel sick coming home and putting the brand new book on my grossly over stacked shelves.  And let's face it, how many books do I ACTUALLY re-read?  There are about a dozen books that I re-read or plan on re-reading, the other several hundred books I will never ever read or pick up again.  THIS way, when I am done a book and do not want to re-read... DELETE.  The only downside I can see at this point is I can't lend my book to someone.  The book I am reading now is AWESOME and I know several of my family members would love it, but obviously will not be able to pass it on as I often do. 

Now, onto the book I am reading on the kindle as of this moment:


This book is as good as I hoped it would be.  The Kindle does not tell you what page you are on but it tells you what percentage of the book you have completed, so I am 29% through this book. I LOVE it. A MUST read! 


I have a great Mailbox Monday to share, and have to really start buckling down and getting some review reading done as I am WAAAAY behind.  I am having a very tough time getting into Heresy by S.J. Parris, so I put it down a few weeks ago, but will get it read and reviewed.  Wolf Hall I put down quite awhile ago and will pick it up sometime in the future, but it is a personal read so there is no pressure to read it.  I recieved some totally fun YA reads from Source Books which I can't wait to share with you all tomorrow, along with some WICKED giveaways upcoming for those ones!  

My SUPER SECRET YA NOVEL and MEGA GIVEAWAY ends on Tuesday, so don't forget to check back in on May 4th for the BIG REVEAL!  I have just loved reading all of your guesses to the clues, and am just thrilled at how many of you have added to your comments about loving the mystery aspect to the contest!  It has been a total blast doing it!  And I wanted to say a huge

WELCOME

to all of my new followers, and just a word to you that my lack of posting is not common for my blog, and is solely the result of welcoming our poochy and training her.  She is coming along wonderfully, and it has been so much fun learning all of the ways you can get dogs to perform for the camera, and they just LOVE the training sessions! 

ANYway, have a WONDERFUL Sunday, everyone, and HAPPY READING!



9 Blabs:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Congratulations.

I will now share with you my secret weapon.
Save this to your bookmarks and check it often:
http://ebooks.addall.com/amazonfree.html

Lisa said...

Juju: THANK YOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!! That is AWESOME!! Bookmarking as we speak!

Natalie W said...

My husband got me a Sony Reader and I haven't used it yet!! But I do love it because I can also read PDF files on it, which is nice. Enjoy your Kindle and enjoy The Help! I have that one on my wish list. Heard lots of good things about it.
Have a great Sunday,
Natalie :0)

Suzanne said...

Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Congrats on your Kindle! No need to feel guilty, us bookish Kindle girls never quite give up the paper! My DH practically did though- the only physical books he buys are the ones not available for Kindle!

Great choice for your first Kindle book too! I loved The Help!

Have a great week!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on the Kindle. I've had mine for over a year and love it! I still read the paper books but always love reading on the Kindle.
On another note, did you announce the winner for Mistress of Rome?

Lisa said...

Thanks Suzanne and Mary for the birthday wishes! And Suzanne, I love reading your posts that are kindle related, and I love that when you review a book you note the kindle price!

Mary: This is bee-zar, last night I went in and edited my post when I realized that I hadn't yet announced the winner of the MIstress contest. And the then republished the post. But it didn't work! I'll post it Monday (today) with my Mailbox MOnday post... sorry about that everyone! I am normally very punctual on announcing my winners!

Mitzi H. said...

Ohhhhh, that's great!!! My kids ordered me one for Mother's Day and it should be here next week!!! Can't Wait To Get It Too!!! Happy BDay and Happy Mother's Day to All!!! Now....what do I do with all my many paperbacks?????

alitareads said...

Happy belated birthday and congrats on your new Kindle! I totally hear you on the whole laying down & flipping pages dilemma.

My mom just bought The Help and I can't wait to borrow it from her :) Glad you're enjoy it!

reederreads said...

Happy belated birthday!!! Congrats on the Kindle... e-readers are the best! :)

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