The May 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 over 1,000 posts by almost 400 participants (I think that is 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/il3QOS 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.

I started off this month’s poll with I was considering starting the book Two Wars which I had picked up for free – it’s still free, and if you would like to check it out you can click here or type in http://amzn.to/lfRT9u into your computer’s web browser.

I didn’t read it.  Why?  Because I was lucky enough to receive an advance review copy of Jeff Shaara’s new book, The Final Storm” A Novel of the War in the Pacific.  Yes, it was a “paper” vs. Kindle book, which I will admit felt strange reading a it has been well over a year since I have read a paper book.  However, I will say it has to have been one of the best books I have read in a while which is consistent with his other books.  If you would like to check out the Kindle version, you can click here or type in http://amzn.to/kJsWKF into your computer’s web browser.

I’ve lately been on a short story binge, as there are a lot of them offered for free in the Amazon Kindle store – if you missed yesterday’s post about the number of free short stories in the Kindle store, that’s okay: if you click here or type in http://amzn.to/mSX6o4 into your computer’s web browser, you can surf and click away and grab as many of the 92 I told you about as you want.

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’ve read a few things in-between the April and May polls, and besides the Jeff Shaara book I told yu about above nothing that I would say “hey, you need to read this right 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, and while I believe I write an honest review I will tell you some authors have lately taken exception to some of the reviews I’ve written.  Go figure.

I’m not sure what I am going to read next.  Why not help influence that decision and tell us what YOU are reading on your Kindle?  Just click here or type in http://amzn.to/il3QOS into your computer’s web browser to get started!

Have a great rest of your week-

Michael

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