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message 1: by Sandy (new)

Sandy (sandynathan) | 1 comments I just joined the group and was delighted to find an email from moderator Stan Lerner this morning asking me what I was reading. I thought that question would be a good one to kick off the discussion. Here's what I wrote to him; please post what you're reading, too:

Hi, Stan. I'm currently rereading the Outlander series by Diana Galbadon. Yes, rereading. I totally fell in love with the entire, humongous 5 or 6 book series, reading all the books on my Kindle. I wanted to share the series with my husband, so we read along together every night. The books are just as good the second time around. Repeated pleasure.

I've got a huge "to read" stack stored. I've got to begin reading those.

And of course, my two books, Numenon and Stepping Off the Edge, are on Kindle. They're only 99 cents on the Kindle store for anyone who wants a good read and a deal.

Sandy Nathan


message 2: by Autumn (new)

Autumn (Ottie) | 1 comments I am currently reading MetaGame on the Kindle 2


message 3: by Norma (new)

Norma | 1 comments I'm currently reading Snow written by Orhan Pamuk on my handy dandy New Kindle!

Sandy, i'll have to check out the 99 cent books.


message 4: by Roberta (new)

Roberta (wwwgoodreadscomrooonuma) I know it is cliche...Breaking Dawn, the twilight saga.


message 5: by Roberta (new)

Roberta (wwwgoodreadscomrooonuma) I am reading Midnight Sun. It is the 5th book in the Twilight Saga. After that I think I will be reading, Say You're One of Them.


message 6: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca | 5 comments Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon on Kindle 2. LOVE this series and it would be so GREAT if it were turned into a movie or mini-series!

I had been a Kindle co-owner for 2 years now. My girlfriend and I had been debating about the expense but intrigued by the concept so we went in together on a 1st generation Kindle. So, sharing it wasn't impossible but it was hard to let go when it was the other one's turn - so we coined the phrase "kindle-hog". The next year we went in together on a second Kindle so we wouldn't have to share and it turned out to be a generation 2. So we both got to choose which one we preferred and the Kindle 2 is mine now! My family and kids want one now. I will be hogging my Kindle for now.


message 7: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments By Reason of Insanity - Randy Singer

Free Kindle Download.

There are so many free downolads, I could probably coast for several months before buying any books. Unlike a lot of the Kindle Freebies, however, this is a pretty good courtroom drama/mystery.


message 8: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments The Confusion - Neal Stephenson

Part 2 of the Baroque Cycle. At 815 pages, it's a heavy book, even in paperback ... I'm glad to have it on my Kindle instead!

I'm hoping to complete this volume before the end of the year, and then start the New Year with part 3, The System of the World.


message 9: by Roberta (new)

Roberta (wwwgoodreadscomrooonuma) Say You're One of Them and The giver.

Finished Shabanu last night.

Finished God Bless You Dr. K..this morning.


message 10: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments The System of the World - Neal Stephenson (doubt I'll finish before the end of the year, 900+ pages!)


message 11: by Susan (new)

Susan | 14 comments I'm re-reading Water for Elephants, because I enjoyed it so much. As a new kindle owner the Amazon list is hard to negotiate, and the last two books I wanted to buy were marked "not available in Africa" - I live in Johannesburg. Hoping to get suggestions for other avid readers who have tested the waters of availability.


message 12: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) I am reading Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer. I had it converted to kindle from PDF.

Has anyone read The Host yet?


message 13: by Angela (last edited Jan 07, 2010 07:28PM) (new)

Angela (AngelaH110) | 19 comments Just got my Kindle for Christmas and am already in love/addicted. My first book was Her Fearful Symmetry
I read it in 2 days,the book was excellent, but I'm not sure if I was just excited over my new Kindle.
I am looking forward to being a member of this group and reading everyones opinions.


message 14: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments I must confess that I got a load of Dead Tree Books for Christmas, and am reading through those.

My kindle knows it's only temporary, though.


message 15: by Susan (new)

Susan | 14 comments I tried to get the Outlander series by Diana Garabaldon based on Sandy's comments, but they are apparently not in the Kindle store. Any ideas where I can get them? I have two 10 hour plane flights soon and am stocking up on reading material.


message 16: by Susan (new)

Susan | 14 comments I am currently reading A S Byatt's The Children's Book. It is an odd mixture of facts about that period (end of the 19th century and start of the 20th) in Britain, and the multitudinous interlinked children who develop into the main characters of the book. It is very compulsive reading and though I planned to keep it for the aeroplane, it will no doubt be finished before then.


message 17: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments Susan wrote: "I tried to get the Outlander series by Diana Garabaldon based on Sandy's comments, but they are apparently not in the Kindle store. Any ideas where I can get them? I have two 10 hour plane flight..."

They do appear to be available. Here's the link to the first one.

http://www.amazon.com/Outlander-ebook...




message 18: by Susan (new)

Susan | 14 comments Thanks Stormhawk - I followed the link, but it has the ominous phrase printed bold "not available in Africa". The joys of living in a country that people perceive as only a part of the rest of the continent. Sometimes I can circumvent that, just order and it is sent to me. Else I will try to download it when I am in the UK next week.


message 19: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) I am now reading:

Nineteen Minutes


message 20: by Angela (new)

Angela (AngelaH110) | 19 comments Diane U wrote: "I am now reading:

Nineteen Minutes"


A great book Diane, one of my favorite authors


message 21: by Linda (new)

Linda (LindaASN) Hi all, I have been a member of GoodReads for a long time but just got a Kindle for Christmas from my daughters and so I just decided to join this group and see what everyone was reading.
I just read the 5 and 6 book in the Sookie Stackhouse books. I am currently reading the last book of the Brotherhood of the Black Dagger.



message 22: by Angela (new)

Angela (AngelaH110) | 19 comments The Lightning ThiefJust started it, the trailers for the movie made me curious.


message 23: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments The Kindle makes me do strange things.

It gives me books for free that I would never have read otherwise.

I just finished an Amish Romance Novel.

Now, as much as I like and am fascinated by the Amish, I am not one for romance novels.

My favorite authors are Andrew Vachss and Harlan Ellison. No touchy-feely-nicey-nice in either of them.

But I read this because it was free:
The Shunning - Beverly Lewis

And I was curious. I plead temporary insanity.

That must be it.



message 24: by Angela (new)

Angela (AngelaH110) | 19 comments stormhawk wrote: "The Kindle makes me do strange things.

It gives me books for free that I would never have read otherwise.

I just finished an Amish Romance Novel.

Now, as much as I like and am fascinated by t..."


I so agree!! I do the same thing!!



message 25: by Susan (new)

Susan | 14 comments Stormhawk - don't tell me you can actually get Harlan Ellison in a format readable on Kindle. He is one of my all-time favourite SF writers, before he was seduced to Hollywood, and it's hard to find his works in print.


message 26: by stormhawk (last edited Feb 01, 2010 04:06PM) (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments Bunches, yes!

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...

I have most of his U.S. published books (just one or two escaped my grasp).

Ellison was one of the first authors to embrace electronic publishing ... I had Gentleman Junkie, Spiderkiss, Ellison Wonderland, Paingod and Other Delusions, and I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream on my RCA eBook years ago. I would love to have an electronic copy of The Essential Ellison. It looks like you can buy either collections or individual stories.


message 27: by Stan (new)

Stan | 3 comments Mod
I'm really glad that this group is growing and I love seeing what you guys are reading. Since I started this group and asked the first question I should probably mention at this point that I'm reading Moby Dick on my Kindle--and it is a great read. The Kindle built in dictionary function comes in handy with this book--for sure!!!


message 28: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments I am now reading Thunderstruck by Eric Larson on my Kindle1. I got frustrated reading the DTB and since I didn't pay for it (given to me by a friend) I bought the Kindle Edition today.


message 29: by Joanne (new)

Joanne | 2 comments Hi all I a new, and am Joanne. I am reading Eclipse after finishing Snow Flower and The Secret Fan, which was wonderful.


message 30: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) Welcome Joanne! I loved the Twilight series too! How long have you had your kindle? I got mine for Christmas and it is glued to my hip! I have actually been reading about a book a week since I got it which is a record for me!

I just finished The Angel Experiment last night and I am now reading The Pact: A Love Story.


message 31: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments Beat the Reaper: A Novel - Josh Bazell


message 32: by Joanne (new)

Joanne | 2 comments Hello Diane, I have it since April of last year, and can not imagine life without it! I too have never in my life read so much, and I am so glad I bought my Kindle. I loved reading before, but not like now. Nice to meet you!


message 33: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) stormhawk wrote: "Beat the Reaper: A Novel - Josh Bazell"

That one is on my to-read list. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on it when you are done!


message 34: by stormhawk (last edited Feb 08, 2010 07:31AM) (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments Diane U wrote: "stormhawk wrote: "Beat the Reaper: A Novel - Josh Bazell"

That one is on my to-read list. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on it when you are done!"


I really enjoyed it. It's goofy, wacky, exciting, improbable, and lots of other adjectives. It's not quite M*A*S*H (the novels, not the movie or tv series) meets the Mafia, but there's a bit of that flavor to it. I posted a review.

I'm reading The Chronicles of Narnia ... in publication order, which is what I prefer to do.




message 35: by Juanita (new)

Juanita (Juanita19) I'm reading W. Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage.


message 36: by Angela (last edited Feb 21, 2010 06:41PM) (new)

Angela (AngelaH110) | 19 comments I just started reading South of Broad
Also I subscribed to the Kindle Nation Daily blog, it's nice to be informed of all things kindle.


message 37: by Susan (new)

Susan | 14 comments I read "Beat the Reaper" - thanks to Stormhawk and Diane. Rather out of my usual style but amusing. Kamikaze surgeons on speed. As my daughter is a doctor I might cajole her to read it and crit the medical facts. She thought the fibula-stunt was impossible.


message 38: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments I regarded that idea as completely ridiculous, but necessary to the plot, but of course, I learned medicine by watching ER, so my suspension of disbelief is a lot more willing ... and admittedly, it's no more unlikely than the main character's backstory!

My current read is a free kindle download:

Treason - Don Brown


message 39: by Susan (new)

Susan | 14 comments Where do you get the free downloads? I got Amazon to send me a sample of Treason - it's almost as good as paging through it in a bookshop, though I probably only buy 1% of what I sample. Currently reading The Help by Kathryn stockett - told in several voices it reads fluently and totally indicts the racism of just a few decades ago.


message 40: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) Susan,

Check out this thread that I started over in the Amazon Kindle group:

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2...

I would also subscribe to Books on the Knob blog via email. Here is the blog:

http://booksontheknob.blogspot.com/

Another way is to check the kindle bestsellers daily. Most of the free ones are in the top 100.


message 41: by Amber (new)

Amber Adamchuk (Celticstorm76) stormhawk wrote: "By Reason of Insanity - Randy Singer

Free Kindle Download.

There are so many free downolads, I could probably coast for several months before buying any books. Unlike a lot of the..."


I read that one and enjoyed it ... of course I am from VA Beach.. so it was neat to read about areas I know of ...


message 42: by Amber (new)

Amber Adamchuk (Celticstorm76) I am currently reading...

Shutter Island


message 43: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments Susan wrote: "Where do you get the free downloads?

I get the free downloads mainly from amazon.com. If you check the Kindle Bestsellers list there are usually a lot of $0.00 priced books on that list ... some are literary classics or works that are in public domain. I have also found a number of "enticements" from publishers that way ... often first books in a series, or books by new authors that are made available free for a short time.

If you go to the amazon Kindle storefront through your kindle that list of new and noteworthy sometimes lists the free offerings also.

You can also convert PDFs to Kindle format. If you have a Kindle1 you either have to pay amazon a small fee to do the conversion, or use something like mobipocket reader which has a pdf converter as part of it. I understand that the recent software update to the Kindle2 and DX have made that even easier, but since I have a Kindle1 I don't know the details off-hand.

You can also transfer other document formats so that you can read books that are available through Gutenberg Project (although a lot of those are free on amazon).


message 44: by Amber (new)

Amber Adamchuk (Celticstorm76) I am currently reading....Red Chaser by Jon Spoelstra – available for the kindle for only 3.99 at Amazon


message 45: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments That's next on my To Read list!


message 46: by Angela (last edited Mar 01, 2010 04:53PM) (new)

Angela (AngelaH110) | 19 comments Amber wrote: "I am currently reading....Red Chaser by Jon Spoelstra – available for the kindle for only 3.99 at Amazon"

Red Chaser is on my to read list also.
We'll have to compare reviews ;)


message 47: by Amber (new)

Amber Adamchuk (Celticstorm76) Angela wrote: "Amber wrote: "I am currently reading....Red Chaser by Jon Spoelstra – available for the kindle for only 3.99 at Amazon"

Red Chaser is on my to read list also.
We'll have to ..."

Sounds good I just finished it... Now I am Reading 9 Dragons.


message 48: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments Red Chaser - Jon Spoelstra


message 49: by Amber (new)

Amber Adamchuk (Celticstorm76) 9 Dragons - Michael Connelly


message 50: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 66 comments More Blood, More Sweat, and Another Cup of Tea - Tom Reynolds

More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cup of Tea by Tom Reynolds

Great if you're in EMS, not sure it would be as amusing for anyone else. It's a series of vignettes by a paramedic in London.


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