Archive for May 2010

New idea

May 8, 2010

I know Janice on Cape Ann has drifted out to sea, but I have another idea and I figured I’d start it here. I want to pull together a “My Weekly e-Reader” with reviews and related links to what I and others are reading on their ereading devices.

For the trip to Argentina, I got a Kindle — what a great way to carry a variety of books along for a long trip! I’m sure in a year or two I’ll be laughing at its primitiveness, but I enjoy reading on it. It’s not how I’d want to go at one of my garden or design magazines or, heaven forbid try to read Ken Druse’s lush book Planthropology on it, but it fits a need. If I were commuting again instead of drving, it’d be my constant companion.

I dithered about getting the Kindle until I realized that I didn’t have to buy the entire Lonely Planet: Argentina — we’d already used the book to plan the trip. Instead, I could download just the chapters I wanted: Buenos Aires and Patagonia. Oh, and you can read first chapters of books for free. That I really love.

Since coming home, I devoured Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, a first novel by British expat Helen Simonson. Read if you’re an Anglophile!

I re-upped my subscription for One Story: Great little magazine of just one story every month or so. A check of mine to resubscribe had gone missing in the mail a few years ago and I just never got around to getting check, envelope and stamp together in one place. But now it’s delivered directly to Kindle.

What are you ereading?

Been a while…

May 6, 2010

What can I say? I went on vacation: Argentina. For just about all of February.  Nice!

Only the biggest fish we caught all week!