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.
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 this month’s poll by saying I had just finished Zero Day by David Baldacci; which overall I thought was pretty good – while there were a few scenes I wanted to say were a little unrealistic overall it was a good tale and much better than some of his later works. Kindle purists will complain I paid more than $9.99 for it but there are a few authors like Baldacci I will make an exception! You can click here or type in http://amzn.to/rs8490 into your computer’s web browser to see it.
I am setting this post to go out in advance right now as I am on vacation with my family, so I can’t tell you what I am reading right now – although I can tell you my Kindle is packed with a whole stack of things to read!
And here’s my standard continuation of each 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, and while I realize each review is each person’s opinion and we may not like the same thing, I know your friends and online discussion neighbors would appreciate your honest assessment of the likes and dislikes without providing a spoiler – I know I would! Your reviews don’t need to be a long dissertation of the book, I like to keep them short, sweet, and (hopefully) to the point.
Yes, I wrote a short and sweet review for the book Zero Day above: you can read and vote on the helpfulness of that review if you click here or type in http://amzn.to/uxf2pp into your computer’s web browser. I’ve read about half a dozen books since completing that one, and I am a little behind on writing my reviews, but you can see all of the reviews I have written if you click here or type in http://amzn.to/mpgreviews
Anyway, that’s all for now. Have a great rest of the week!
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