Travel Reading: Kindle
February 6, 2011 § 9 Comments
I will be travelling again in a week’s time and it is perfectly unthinkable that I could step beyond my door without plenty of new reading to take along with me.
Unfortunately the airline only allows me to take about 15kg of luggage, so taking half of my physical library with me is out (not that I won’t need it – I’ll be away an entire fortnight, and mostly without internet. Gasp). This means: Kindle is my Hero. Seriously the truth. The question is: with what shall I load up my delightful e-reader beast?
Just now I have many excellent nineteenth century novels on my Kindle, some of which I even haven’t read yet. And further to my recent post about Tolkien, I will be getting the Kindle edition of LOTR to take with me (because trying to cart that poor, beaten-up copy along is bound to end in catastrophe).
What, then, should be added before my departure? My budget is, as always, not princely. I am quite interested in some of the essentially self-published Kindle books, and not just because they tend to be cheap – having read one so far I found it charmingly original. I prefer fantasy and historical fiction, but really I am open to anything.
So: please share your finds with me! Any and all recommendations appreciated, because I would love to delve into some completely new authors while I’m away.
Food for thought: my Kindle reading is slowly shaping up to be quite different from my paper-and-ink reading. The two mediums seem to lean in different directions, which is most interesting; I feel like my Kindle purchase has opened up several new avenues for my letterly consumption. Has anyone else found this to be the case – and do you have any other e-reading tips to share?