Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gratitude Post #7

Today I am grateful that I can borrow books from the library on my Kindle AND when they are due poof, they disappear.  No late fees. No having to remember to take them back to the library.  No worry about someone spilling something on them.  No search and rescue party to locate the library books.  It is heavenly.  But. I may love it too much.  Again, for your reading pleasure, here is a list of the books that I have borrowed and read on my Kindle this year.  So far.
The Worst Hard Time
The Big Burn
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
The Children's Blizzard
Isaac's Storm
Empire of the Summer Moon
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Starvation Heights
The Water and the Blood
All the Pretty Horses
Cutting for Stone
Destiny of the Republic
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The Professor and the Madman
Blood Feud
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
The River of Doubt
Catherine the Great
The Warmth of Other Suns
Lady Almina
The Floor of Heaven
The Whispering Room
Little Heathens
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

I may have a problem.  Now that I look at all of those, and realize that I didn't start borrowing books from the library until March of this year and there are at least five other books that I read before that, I think that Kevin may be justified in being jealous of my Kindle.  And, to make matters worse, Kevin bought me an iPhone for my birthday this year (the day after he got home from the hospital when he was on the brink of death) and I put the Kindle app on my phone.  So basically, I am never without a book.  Ever.  I am never ever ever ever without a book.  I am reading the Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (this will be the third book that I have read about him this year).  I don't think I need an intervention at this point, but......
And, I am happy to report that I don't regret reading any of those books.  Now, I have checked out a few that I didn't get very far into before I KNEW they were NOT for me. And that is the beauty of the library.  I am not out any cash money for the book.  But there is a down side.  Not all books are available in Kindle format at the library.  For instance, there are several David McCullough books that I would love to read, but they are not available at the library in Kindle format.  Oh well. 
P.S.  If you have any recommendations of book that you LOVE with your whole heart (and I accept all recommendations from any genre except fantasy), then please give me yours. 
P.P.S.  My favorite book out of all of these is Mudbound, but there are way too many curse words for me to recommend it to you without first editing the copy and then letting you read that one.  I have done this for one of my favorite books The Art of Racing in the Rain that my sister, Stephanie, has just borrowed.
P.P.S.  Okay, so my favorite book out of the rest of these that I could recommend without editing is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe.  But that is fiction.  So.....
P.P.P.S. My favorite nonfiction book is.....that one is really hard because I enjoyed all of them.  And, this is my blog and no one is forcing me to pick a favorite, so there.  I'm not.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. We clearly have some of the same reading tastes - although I read a lot of mysteries that certainly qualify as cheap entertainment.

    I loved The Worst Hard Time and The Big Burn. I really like his writing and also liked Breaking Blue. I also read The Winemaker's Daughter and liked it too, although not as much as the others. Loved Isaac's Storm and will have to pick up Thunderstruck. I enjoyed These Is My Words so I will try The Water and the Blood. I also read Cutting for Stone this summer and thoroughly enjoyed it. Have you read his earlier book My Own Country? It is very good and I expect as a nurse you would particularly enjoy it.

    I will have to read The Professor and the Madman. It looks good. I assume the Blood Feud book is about the Hatfield & McCoys? I will have to read Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Rivers of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic. I checked out Catherine the Great and never got started because I knew it was a huge book and I just wasn't up to it. What did you think of it?

    I read Atonement a long time ago and liked it. I read Solar and Amsterdam by McEwan and really liked Amsterdam.

    I forgot to say I also recently reread Outliers and enjoyed it just as much the second time.

    It is late now and I need to go read. Tomorrow I will give you some of my suggestions.