I read a lot. Join me here.
Blogging isn't my only old-school love. I really, really, really love books -- and I always have several I'm raving about to anyone who will listen. Check out my website Books With Laurie. It is devoted to my mad, bookish zeal:
What I'm currently reading...
These are the latest books I'm reading or have recently read and loved. (If I list an audio version, it's because I listened to it and thought it was a great narration/performance of a great book.)
Please take a look at my review of The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs and why I think absolutely everyone must read it.
See more of my recommendations here...
Join me in reading ebooks from your public library!
Here's a sample from a library book I recently enjoyed:
Yes, I love my Kindle:
This is the Kindle I read with. Our Amazon overlords are surely leading us to a dystopian monopoly hellscape, but they really do make a great e-reader. I use mine to check out library ebooks. You really don't need the fancy models, and for god's sake stop reading on a phone or tablet. Once you remember the joy of just reading books without distraction (or Like buttons or retina-burning LED screens) you'll thank me. This basic kindle works great, has a glare-free, almost-like-a-real-book "e-paper" screen and lets you carry around hundred of books and audiobooks.
And because I'm a sucker for a leather-bound book, I love this kindle cover:
Kindle Update as of March, 2019:
I don't know how much longer my beloved Kindle above will be available. Amazon is launching their latest simple model and it comes with a front light that, like the other Kindle models, can not be turned off. NOOOOO!!!!! It might not be the backlit screen of a phone or tablet, but LED light of any kind is damaging to your retinas as well as sleep cycles/melatonin production. (This is why so many little book lights are now being manufactured with yellow or amber LED bulbs. The Kindle LEDs are blue/white.)
I really, really hope Amazon doesn't completely phase-out a light-free e-paper Kindle, but that's what it looks like they're doing. You can get my light-free model (for now) with a cover and sold as a Kid's Bundle:
I might actually buy a spare because no other e-reader can read Kindle ebook files. (Damn you, Lord Bezos.)
I keep track of my books here: