Liane Moriarty is an instant-buy author for me. As soon as she releases a book, I snap it up. It started with Big Little Lies a few years ago and then I bought all her backlist books on my kindle and read them all. I picked up her latest book Nine Perfect Strangers on its release date and finished it a few days later. It was an addictive page turner that I just couldn’t put down.
Nine Perfect Strangers is — like it’s title — about nine strangers who meet at ten-day long health retreat. They are all there for different reasons and bring with them plenty of emotional baggage. The reader comes along for the ride, learning things about each of the nine people along the way. Continue reading →
For months now I have been visiting a certain website and gazing on the object of my affection. I guess you can say I have been coveting it, wondering “Should I or shouldn’t I?” “Do I really need it?” Back and forth, many visits, and in the end the decision was made for me when my lovely sisters brought me one for my birthday …
I am now the proud owner of a kindle.
I hate to admit it, but I’m so excited to test this little gadget out. Just reading the built-in instruction manual on my kindle touch was an experiment. How do I turn the pages when there are no buttons? How do I go back a page? Wow, I can look up the definitions of words! (Yes, I am a nerd.)
And while I haven’t downloaded my first book yet, I can’t wait to fit my kindle in its little protector and fit it into my handbag instead of having to lug an extra bag each day for whatever weighty tome I am currently reading.
It won’t be the end of buying physical books for me. But it will be the start of a whole new experience. Instead of reading about a book and then either having to wait to go to a bookstore or wait for Amazon or the Book Depository to deliver it to me weeks later, I can get what I want instantly. Now that is cool!
The only thing left to do is to decide what my very first e-book should be.
Have you got a kindle? What’s your experience with it?