Thursday, March 8, 2012

What I'm Reading

I realize that I have missed this post the last few weeks and I have good reason :-)  First, though, I wanted to show you a new accessory that I got for my Kindle.  Just like with any book, when dusk hits, it gets hard to read so I did a little research and knew what I wanted - check this fun new toy out!

It is a LIGHT!!  I love it because my Kindle case has a slot for the base of the light to slip into.  Then, the light can either be down (like the first photo) and I can shine the light up onto the page or I can flip the light up (the second photo) and it shines down on the page.  Either way, it makes it so nice to read at night or anytime the light is low.  I find the light at Wal-mart and it was less then $15.00

So, why haven't I posted?  Simple this - I am sucked into the Stephanie Plum novels.  I know in a previous post I talked about reading One for the Money.  Well, I just finished book 14, yep, that's right.  This brought about a dilemma for m though because I really hesitate to recommend the books.  Why?  They are not "clean" - they actually have lots of language and that is not normally something I read.  A few of the books are worse than others - I can't remember which one for sure but either 3 or 4, I wouldn't read again but then after that, they weren't quite so bad.  Why do I keep reading them?  Because I love the writing.  It is clever, creative, and entertaining.  I have noticed a few glitches between books such as in one novel a main character's SUV is blown up but in the next novel he has that SUV again.  Anyway, that's why I haven't posted about what I'm reading - I wasn't really sure I should!  He's the catch though - do you realize how quickly you can spend money buying books?  Yikes!  I've had to cut myself off for now so I have to wait to read more.  I'm going to have to set a budget - like a $10.00 a  month limit - and then use my Swag Bucks to pick up more Amazon Gift cards to purchase anything else.  I have purchased a few but it takes up to 10 days to get them so I'm on hold for getting any new books I have to pay for until that point. 

One other thing, did you know you can lend out books in your Kindle Library?  I haven't done it yet but from what I've read, when you loan it out, the other person has it for 14 days.  So, here's the deal.  I would really like to read the first Hunger Games book but don't want to buy it.  Anyone have it and want to lend it?  I'm just wondering what the hype is all about!  I'd also like to read "The Help".  (A friend mentioned that you might only be able to load out a book 1 time - ever - she is checking into that so I'll let you know what she learns!)

Since I can't buy anything new - I should have some other books to share with you next week!