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That awkward time when you’ve finished one book and the book you’ve preordered has yet to arrive.

That awkward time when you’ve finished one book and the book you’ve preordered has yet to arrive.

You know you’ve had a #kindle too long when you are reading a print magazine, see a word you need to look up and touch the page expecting the definition to appear.

You know you’ve had a #kindle too long when you are reading a print magazine, see a word you need to look up and touch the page expecting the definition to appear.

this is why I own a kindle

Dream Reading

Lately, if I’m reading in bed and doze off, I dream that I continue reading the book. The frustrating part is when I wake up, I can’t remember what is really in the book and what I dreamt.

FREEDOM by Jonathan Franzen

There is an excellent chance that this will be my favorite book of the year. I loved THE CORRECTIONS and this is in many ways even better. Funny, heartbreaking, quiet, but still says a lot. I might actually go back and reread THE CORRECTIONS now. Damn, this boy’s good.

The Passage

I finished reading THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin (who ironically enough lives in Houston and teaches at Rice U). Although being touted as a vampire novel, it’s more of a post-apocalyptic romp through the western US.

It reads a lot like of King’s THE STAND (including a wise black woman, here called ‘Auntie’) and as I was reading it, I kept flashing to last summer’s other “vampire as virus” novel Del Toro’s & Hogan’s THE STRAIN, but this one’s a bit more into the character development and which is a welcome change after having to see ECLIPSE two weeks ago.

I have to say that although I enjoyed it, it does drag at points and there is a mythology developed that isn’t entirely clear, but I’m looking forward to the next book in the series and any forthcoming film version.

I can’t wait to see who they get to play Alicia, the badass female lead. Please don’t let it be Bryce Dallas Howard. She’s a talented actress, but just because she’s a redhead, doesn’t mean she need to play every role written for a ginger.

One quibble, characters keep saying “flyers” as some sort of post end of the world bad swear. For example, “Flyers, this word sure is annoying to read in a novel when the characters really mean ’fuck.’”

OK… I have a kindle and I love my kindle, but this video made me laugh.

Although, in my heart I know that the record industry (and CD cover designers) are sitting back and saying, “yeah, publishing bitches… see how good it feels now.”

fuckyeahbooks:

What book cover designers think of the Kindle.