Since there's been a major sea shift in our reading habits with the advent of the ereader (please insert your favorite one here), I got to thinking what was the very first ebook I ever read? Was it a memorable occasion? Or was it more like yet another book I read in my steady diet to feed my hunger for the written word? Well, the first question threw me because I couldn't recall the first ebook. So, I guess that answers the question for me. I went and got my basic Kindle to search my Books Read archive. There are no time/date stamps recorded. I figured maybe scanning the titles might trigger my memory of the first ebook. The best I can come up with is I read The Red Scarf by Gil Brewer published by Tyrus Books as ebook #1. Perhaps you can do better than me with your memory.
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Published on November 09, 2012 12:43 • 278 views • Tags: ed-lynskey, fiction, hardboiled, mystery, noir, romance, suspense, writing
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message 1: by Patrick (new)

Patrick The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connolly


message 2: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Nagel Contortionist Handbook - Craig Clevenger


message 3: by Randy (new)

Randy I've read so many that I can't remember the first. Like you, my insatiable hunger for the written word keeps them coming. My ereader(just a Kindle app on my computer right now, but probably a Christmas gift to myself) TBR pile is as big as as my book TBR.


message 4: by Ed (new)

Ed Randy wrote: "I've read so many that I can't remember the first. Like you, my insatiable hunger for the written word keeps them coming. My ereader(just a Kindle app on my computer right now, but probably a Chris..."

An ebook TBR pile is a good way to put it. I was going to start a Western last night but the Wizards were actually playing for a change. Thanks for the comments.


message 5: by Ed (new)

Ed Brandon wrote: "Contortionist Handbook - Craig Clevenger"

I've heard of the author. Thanks, Brandon.


message 6: by Ed (new)

Ed Patrick wrote: "The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connolly"

I can see how that book would stick in your mind. The movie was enjoyable, too. Thanks, Patrick.


message 7: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Nagel Ed wrote: "Brandon wrote: "Contortionist Handbook - Craig Clevenger"

I've heard of the author. Thanks, Brandon."


Still one of my favorite books of all time!


message 8: by Temple (new)

Temple I read The Sinner. I think it was written by Tess Gerritson. But it was on my 1st PC if that counts.


message 9: by Ed (new)

Ed Temple wrote: "I read The Sinner. I think it was written by Tess Gerritson. But it was on my 1st PC if that counts."

Come to think of it, I think I also read a few books on my laptop before I graduated to using a Kindle. That's a stretch for me to remember as to which title and author was the first one. I like Tess Gerritson. I read one of her novels about organ harvesting and the Russia Mafia if I recall correctly. Thanks, Temple.


message 10: by Josh (new)

Josh GONE BAD by Julie Morrigan - one of the best noir collections I've read. I wanted to start my reader experience with shorter fiction to get used to the format prior to reading a full length.


message 11: by Randy (new)

Randy After looking back over my records, I think I've found the culprit. Dinosaur Park by Hayford Peirce was sent to me for review by Wildside Publishing.


message 12: by Ed (new)

Ed Josh wrote: "GONE BAD by Julie Morrigan - one of the best noir collections I've read. I wanted to start my reader experience with shorter fiction to get used to the format prior to reading a full length."

Hey, that was a smart idea, Josh. I gotta say it was a bit overwhelming when I first started using ereaders. My basic Kindle didn't include the page numbers.


message 13: by Ed (new)

Ed Randy wrote: "After looking back over my records, I think I've found the culprit. Dinosaur Park by Hayford Peirce was sent to me for review by Wildside Publishing."

Glad you found it, Randy, through literary detective work, no less. On second thought, I think I may've read ebooks on my old laptop since then gone the way of the buffalo, so I can't check it.


message 14: by Temple (last edited Nov 12, 2012 04:44PM) (new)

Temple Ed wrote: "Temple wrote: "I read The Sinner. I think it was written by Tess Gerritson. But it was on my 1st PC if that counts."

Come to think of it, I think I also read a few books on my laptop before I gr..."


Yeah, I read that one but I forget the name of it right now. It was a good read. It could've been Harvest or something like that.


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