As mentioned in my about page, one of my favourite things is my Kindle. That is no secret but here are my reasons for loving it:
- It fits into my bag and can easily be brought out to read if I am hanging around waiting.
- Nobody knows what I am reading.
- It doesn’t take up much room when I am travelling so not adding to luggage allowance when I am flying.
- It is so easy to download books.
- I said it was easy to download – nobody but me knows how many books I have. Let’s say that if I get stranded somewhere, it will be many years before I run out of reading material!
There are a few things I miss about having a physical book. Opening the first page of a book is such an enjoyable experience. Going into a bookshop and buying a book (yes I sometimes feel guilty about contributing to the closure of small bookshops. You’ve Got Mail is one of my favourite films). I do sometimes wander in to look at the books. One of the things I miss most is not having books as presents. I do get vouchers to buy but sometimes someone buying you an unexpected book is just an enjoyable experience.
That said, my daughter is a very keen reader, (at 20 years old, she only reads proper books. She has to carry her books in her own hand luggage!) and she often gives me the money with strict instructions on what book I have to buy with it.
Challenge 5 is to read a book every month of a genre you don’t/ don’t often read with June’s book chosen by her and August by her brother.
Challenge 6 is to read her 10 favourite books in paperback.
The June book chosen by her is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and is a book for teenagers. I started reading it a week ago and was given a quick brief about the book by my daughter. The main character of the book is Cath who is an identical twin, horribly shy and writes fan fiction. Not really understanding fan fiction, I did have to put it into the search engine. From what I understand it is where fans of books write there own stories of characters or scenes. I think that if it had been around when I was a young girl, I would have enjoyed writing stories about the characters of Mallory Towers although it would not have taken the same route as Cath’s characters.
In Kindle terms, I am 62% through the book and I would have liked nothing more than to finish the book today but unfortunately I have other things I have to do (guiltily watching ELO at the moment). I will certainly finish it by the end of the month though. I am enjoying the book and I do like most of the characters. There are a few characters that I haven’t got to like or meet yet. Maybe my opinion will change. I will hopefully review it later.