Jan 25 2011

Reading List

Jamie Barrows

If you know me, you know I read a lot of books. Mostly fantasy or science fiction.
Over Christmas, my wife got me the perfect gift. An Amazon kindle.
I’ve been amazed at the battery life, the screen clarity, and the weight. As a replacement for the paperbacks I carry around all the time, it really hits the spot.
I used to take whatever book I was reading with me wherever I went. That way I would always have something to read if I was bored. But I really couldn’t carry more than one book at a time. So if I finished my book I would be stuck without one. With the Kindle, I can carry multiple books without taking any more space. So I’m never stuck without a book now.

Of course, that means all my books are electronic now. Which tweaked my interest in some of the data surrounding my reading habits. So this year I’ve decided to try to keep track of all the books I read. Maybe get an idea of how many per month and how often I finish one.
As part of that project, I am logging all of my reading activity on my home page. You can see it here. I’m including a rating and a short little review of what I thought. Oh, and also a link to the book on Amazon in case you want to check it out for yourself.
I guess I could have done this just as easily with the dead tree books I read last year, but I never really thought about it before.