My Kindle arrived on Saturday. Since then, I have gone Kindle-crazy! I am currently enjoying a two-week trial subscription to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Bookgasm blog. How great is it to be able to try things out before you commit to buy.
A truly wonderful feature I’ve discovered is sampling the first few chapters of a book. Then, if you do not like what you read, you have not lost a thing.
Now I don’t know about you, but there were some books I read in high school that I detested. For example, I know John Steinbeck’s novel “The Grapes of Wrath” is an American classic. I read it; I loathed it. However, I feel that if I re-read it today, I would view it quite differently. I’m willing to give it another go. On Kindle, you can find TGOW and the price for the digital download is cheaper than a paperback. One of my downloads was one dollar; another was 99 cents. There are even some that are completely free!
You will also find classics like Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” one of my first downloads even before Kindle arrived. Are you a fan of Edgar Allen Poe? His work is available there. I bought his complete works for less than four dollars.
My point is that everything old is new again on Kindle. Read your favorite books as a kid here. Read the books you were supposed to read in high school and college. Without Cliff’s notes. Discover new classics, too. It’s all at your fingertips.