I’m on an ebook high these days. I don’t have a lot of time to read, but my iPhone is always with me and I use it every second I get.
I’ve very recently discovered the Kindle app and perused the store and this is what I’m reading:
On deck for the next batch:
I’m just finishing up The List and I’ve quite enjoyed it. I intend to post up a review soon. I’ve always been very curious about Playing for Keeps and I couldn’t resist reading a little when I got it and so far I am very pleased.
I can’t wait to read Orson Scott Card’s advice. I’m a big fan of Ender’s Game (who isn’t?) and his advice books on writing have always come highly recommended. I am very disappointed that the rest of the Elements of Fiction Writing Series is not available on Kindle it seems (none of my searches found them).
On Writing is a classic and is a hard copy, not a Kindle product. I wanted to plow through it to keep my inspiration up. Say what you will about Stephen King, he’s a successful and prolific author whose success I admire quite a bit.
The Nancy Kress book is also highly recommended and is one of those books, you know the kind, that I’ve bought years ago and never read. Every few months I spot it and I remind myself that I really want to read it and I promptly forget about it. This time, I picked it up and kept it with me these last few days and I’ve managed to get into it. It’s good so far. I’m learning a lot.
As for the rest, well, I enjoyed J.A. Konrath’s The List so much, why not try Origin?
John Locke was featured in this article and it made me quite curious. I have to say I do enjoy the cheaper prices and if I can get quality writing for about the price of a coffee? I’m in! I find that pricing an ebook at a higher price than a paperback ridiculous (and I know, there are tons of reasons given by editors and publishers for this…but I’m not convinced) and I will take a chance on a 99 cent book while 15 dollars will give me MUCH pause.
As for Old Man’s War, well, do I really have to say? I mean it’s a great read! It was voted best SF Novel of the Decade by readers at Tor.com. I have a signed copy of the book loitering at home for safekeeping (It belongs to a friend. A friend that I am very jealous and fond of, but very very jealous!) whispering my name (I have my own copy and I shall read it!)
Quite a stack! I’m glad most of those are ebooks or else I’d wreck my back hauling them around! I grew up having a gym bag full of books with me everywhere I’d go, I do not miss those days.
I miss the books though.