The Kindles have landed

Thanks to everyone who made reading suggestions the other day. The Kindles arrived yesterday and after an early glitch with mine – quickly resolved by a helpful Kindle customer service representative this morning – I got down to the serious business of downloading far more reading material than I’ll be able to get through in the forseeable future. Zeitoun, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Blood Meridian, City of Thieves and Anna Karenina are all waiting in queue. Isabelle Allende’s Island Beneath the Sea waits in my wish list.

Thanks to the Kindle’s search function I was even able to quickly locate the spot where I left off in my hardcover copy of Anna Karenina (which the Kindle helpfully noted is 53% of the way through the book) and then instantly get the definition of “trousseau.” That would be, “the clothes, household linen, and other belongings collected by a bride for her marriage.” Score.

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Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

3 thoughts

  1. I’m reading Isabel Allende’s Zorro now and am enjoying it a lot. This is the first one of hers I’ve read so will probably delve into some more of hers later.

    Some other books I’d recommend along the “food/eating” lines: Born Round – The Secret History of a Full Time Eater by Frank Bruni, My Life in France by Julia Child, and Toast – The Story of a Boy’s Hunger by the British food critic Nigel Slater. This last one was recommended by Julie Powell and I really enjoyed it. Very, very witty. I know you said you tried Julie Powell’s Julie/Julia and couldn’t get into it, but I’d recommend any of her books as enjoyable “foodie reads”. Enjoy and bon appetit!

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