Friday, February 12, 2010
Meet Ken Kindle, my new travel companion
(yes, I've named my Kindle Ken. I name certain, special inanimate objects. and I like alliterations. that may be strange, but that's me. also, it can make for some interesting conversations, "Ken and I had a great trip. He really kept me from getting bored on the plane", for instance.)
Now, I am in no way a person who has to have the latest and greatest technology, but after two "road-warrior" friends strongly recommended the Kindle, I gave in and decided to get one.
You see, I have 4 overseas trips planned in the next 4 months and the alternative to the Kindle looked something like this:
A stack of books and magazines that equal the weight of the rest of my luggage. Hey, if a trip is 17 hours one way, I've got to have variety. Unfortunately variety without the Kindle makes for one very heavy carry-one.
So Ken has arrived to lighten my load and allow reading variety.
The only problem - I have "book buyer's block." I've only loaded 4 books onto Ken so far. This is where I'm hoping all of you can help.
Do you have any "must read" books that you can recommend?