Each month for the past two years, I’ve started or participated in a monthly poll on the Amazon Kindle discussion boards asking people a simple question: what are you reading on your Kindle? I’ve received some great tips with past monthly polls, finding out what others are reading on their Kindle, and found some “new” authors I generally wouldn’t have found using my hunt-and-peck method. While I have certainly enjoyed the “mainstream” author suggestions over the past year, I’ve also enjoyed a lot of independent authors from each month’s poll I never would have heard of previously.
Last month’s poll had over 1,000 posts by over 350 participants – that has to be the record, so let’s see if we can beat that with this month’s poll! If you would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://amzn.to/gE5GC0 into your web browser and start!
Here’s how this works – list a book you are currently reading or just recently read on your Kindle (insert the product link using the little button above the text box in the discussion forum so others can find it), whether you would recommend it, did you get it free, and anything else you would care to share.
And here’s a continuations of last month’s request for prior participants in the poll. If you like or dislike a title you have read, in addition to telling us about it in this informal poll, how about writing a book review on the Amazon website? The review will certainly last and be visible a lot longer than this poll will. If you’re like me, you look at the customer reviews in order to see if you want to investigate a book further. Since we are all a little community here, I know your friends and online discussion neighbors would appreciate it – I would!
I am currently reading Run, by Michaelbrent Collings (click here to see it), which cost me all of 99 cents – it came recommended on a previous poll, so I tried the free sample, liked it, and bought the book. It’s a mystery / science fiction book, and I thought it was great, with a neat twist at the end. I hope the author will write a sequel!
I’ve read a few things since this one, nothing that I would say “hey, you need to read this now,” plus I am behind on writing some reviews. If you would like to see my reviews – the good and the bad – you can click here or type in http://amzn.to/em7kGw into your web browser (you’ll see I have varied tastes in literature).
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