The April 2011 Informal Poll

Each month for the past two years, I’ve started or participated in a monthly poll on the USA 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 almost 1,000 posts by over 300 participants, 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/hrt5kZ into your web browser and start!

Also, for the first time, I started a monthly poll on the Amazon UK Kindle discussion board.  You can click here or type in http://amzn.to/fsGKB9 into your computer’s web browser to see it.

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 started off this month’s poll with I was currently reading An Enemy of the State – a novel of the LaNague Federation (The LaNague Federation Series), which I picked up for free over a year ago and just now getting to read.  It’s $2.99 now, and you can click here or type in http://amzn.to/hcejHo to see it.  I seem to have been on a science fiction kick lately, but this one – while written a few decades ago – seems to have a lot of today’s details involved with its plot: a government growing larger and larger, increasing unemployment, an ever-increasing public debt, and inflation growing unchecked.  I thought it was pretty good, and have the next one in the series but will wait a while to start it.

I next started and finished yesterday one of the books I told you about during Read an eBook Week, Paul Dayton’s We’ve Seen the Enemy, which is another science fiction book; I thought it was very good.  Unfortunately, the Read an eBook Week promotion is over, and it’s $3.99 in the USA Amazon Kindle store – click here to see it or type in http://amzn.to/gPGhjw into your computer’s web browser.

Can you tell I read a lot of the free books I tell you about?

I’ve read a few things in-between the March and April polls, 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).  I’m not sure what I am going to read next.

What are YOU reading on your Kindle? 

USA Poll: click here or type in http://amzn.to/hrt5kZ  into your web browser.

UK Poll: click here or type in http://amzn.to/fsGKB9 into your computer’s web browser

Have a great weekend-

Michael

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