Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What's Next? Vote For Your Choice.

For my birthday, my amazing husband, Woody, gave me a Kindle! I had casually mentioned a few times that I thought a Kindle would be great so I could easily throw it in my purse and read books on my commute no matter how large they might be. While the bus and subway can be great places to read, it's hard when the book you want to read is only available in hardcover and weights 3lbs! Kind of gets in the way and Woody knows all too well. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before he has one too, but I seriously have a great husband (who I'm missing right now since he's in Milwaukee on business for a few days).

we're pros at taking pictures of ourselves!
Anyway, the Kindle store has this great feature where you can sample books for free. You get the introduction and maybe a chapter or two, but I love this feature. I can't tell you how many times I've bought a book because I've heard it's great only to start it and two chapters in realize I can't get into the book at all. Please tell me I'm not alone here!

So, instead of jumping right into another book, I decided to try out a few that I've been interested in reading, but now I can't decide which to read first! This is where you come in. Which book do you want me to review next?

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Since I'm eager to start reading, I'll go with the top vote getter by Thursday afternoon. Thanks so much for your help!!
  • What is the best book you've read in the last year?
  • What books are on your 'must read' list?
Today's workout -
25min elliptical
2x20 lat pull down
2x20 hammer curl
2x15 lateral arm raise
3x15 back extension
2x20 seated row
100 crunches
3x15 hanging reverse crunches
2x10 donkey kicks
foam roller


Anonymous said...

I highly recommend The Help. I couldn't put it down.

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

I also voted for The Help. It's a great read. The movie version is coming out this fall, I think.

MrsQ318 said...

I voted for The Help as well! I'm reading it right now and it is very good! :)

Karen said...

Just started reading Mile Markers. I'm enjoying it so far but I'm only 2 chapters in. I agree with everyone else's comments, The Help is one of the best books I've read in a long time. I couldn't wait to get out of work everyday to read it on the train. Amazing characters and a great story!! Enjoy!

Lisa said...

Wow, 4-4 for The Help! That's pretty impressive! Thanks for the feedback!

B.o.B. said...

how cool is that gift! i voted for kara goucher's book cause i'd like to see what she says to us non-magically-gifted runner girls. lol!

i am currently reading Shantaram and it's amazing!

misszippy said...

I love my Kindle! They really are the best. Hands down, best book this year is Freedom by Jonathon Franzen. Loved, loved, loved it!

Christine said...

Just an FYI on the Goucher book- if you read Runner's World and do your share of running (obviously you do), it probably won't be super helpful. I love her to death and think she's amazing, but I wasn't overly impressed.

Gina; The Candid RD said...

HAppy belated birthday to you!
Nick wants a Kindle too, but I keep telling him I won't buy him one until he actually STARTS to read! I read all the time, just for fun, but I've never actually see him read anything other than Sports Illustrated.
My favorite and most memorable book this year was the Ominivore's Dilemma, but there have been others, I just can't remember! I know there was one called The Swimming Pool, which was very entertaining.

Tropical Eats said...

vote The Help just bc I've heard so many great things!

that's so exciting about the kindle and happy belated bday!

just explored the high line yesterday with my momma and there were SOOO many ppl there. Definitely recommend going at night to avoid the madness

Lauren said...

Glad you have a kindle, I love mine though really love it for the newspapers. It's great to flip through and clip and not get messy. I voted for the Help because I read a lot of non-fiction for work. I don't always love running books though I love running. Kristen Armstrong can get a little Bible-y for me. I have Blood, butter and Bones to read next. I loved Poser, The Help and actually enjoyed Hymn of the Tiger mother lately.