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Friday, October 29th, 2010 02:12 pm
I have a Kindle! And yes, normally I make angry hissing noises at devices that don't support non-DRM formats, but um. I'm shallow. And the latest-gen Kindles are pretty. I've done more reading in the last week since I got it than I have in the last month, which is lovely. (I can read on the bus! And it doesn't make me nauseous! This is so awesome for me.) I'm also finding it incredibly useful for doing my class readings, since reading .pdfs on my computer always makes me dreadfully irritable.

She has no name yet, but I'm working on that. So far I've read The Scarlet Pimpernel, thanks to Project Gutenberg's lovely supply of classic trashy adventure stories. (I have half a dozen Rafael Sabatini books, too!) And is offering all of the Vorkosigan books except Memory for free in various formats! I'm rereading them from the beginning, since I can't remember where in the series I left off before. Free books! Free books make me so happy.

And Catherynne Valente's new novel, The Habitation of the Blessed hits dead tree stores on November 1, but Amazon released the ebook two weeks early- and since I am the biggest Valente fangirl ever, this felt a bit like the internet was giving me a birthday present. I'm about halfway through, and it is delicious.

Also reading The Cross and the Prodigal because of a comment thread on Slacktivist (one-click book buying: seriously dangerous). I've read through the exegesis-y parts, but the rest of the book is a one act play that I am somewhat less interested in. And I picked up the first book in N.K. Jemisin's Inheritance Trilogy because, well. One click book buying. *hangs head in shame* Haven't started it yet; I will once I finish Habitation, because if I start reading too many books at once, I will suffer crushing book anxiety and stop reading altogether.

You know what else is awesome? The fact that AO3 lets you download fic in ebook format. So my Kindle is not only full of books, it is also full of porn. Porn that I can read on the bus between classes. Life is good. >:D