Lighting My Kindle February 2013

Lighting My Kindle is a new series on Everyday Gyaan listing books I’ve read and plan to read in the month on my Kindle (or otherwise).

Kitchen Kindle Reader, after Norman Price

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

I’ve finished reading and reviewing [amazon_link id=”1451640560″ target=”_blank” ]Heart Like Mine: A Novel[/amazon_link] for NetGalley.  Read my review here.

[amazon_image id=”1451640560″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Heart Like Mine: A Novel[/amazon_image]

I’ve watched [amazon_link id=”B000P0J092″ target=”_blank” ]The Color Purple[/amazon_link] but haven’t read the book. I saw a good offer on Kindle Books and decided to buy it.

[amazon_image id=”B005NY4QGM” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Color Purple[/amazon_image]

Now I find that The 2013 Reading Challenge Group on Goodreads has picked The Color Purple as its February read! Lucky me – I get to read and discuss the book too.  I’m wondering how the book will compare with the movie.  Nine times out of ten, I prefer a book to a movie. Have you ever read a book that was made into a movie and preferred the movie?

I manage to read three or four books concurrently. Do you think that’s a crazy habit? Or do you do something similar?

[amazon_image id=”1401939813″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Take 2: Your Guide to Creating Happy Endings and New Beginnings[/amazon_image]

I’m in the process of completing for review [amazon_link id=”1401939813″ target=”_blank” ]Take 2: Your Guide to Creating Happy Endings and New Beginnings[/amazon_link]. I will share my review here soon.

I’m still reading (hard copies) [amazon_link id=”1585421472″ target=”_blank” ]The Artist’s Way[/amazon_link] and [amazon_link id=”1401935400″ target=”_blank” ]You Can Create An Exceptional Life[/amazon_link].  I’m taking them nice and slow and trying to internalize them.

What are you reading this month?

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Comments

  1. says

    Same pinch Corinne :)

    though I have some different views on Chetan bhagat. I loved his 2 states and still read that anytime I need a good laugh as it is a very light read, can be read in a span of 30-40 minutes and is hilarious!

    I also have made a huge list of books to be read and am trying hard to catch up as suddenly I feel I have got less time on hand to do that.
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  2. says

    Might I recommend Dancing Priest and its sequel, A Light Shining, by Glynn Young. These are excellent, Christian-based novels. You will love the characters and the story!
    Oh, and I CAN read more than one book at once. Look at how many blogs I juggle! :)
    Blessings, Corinne!
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  3. says

    Three to four books at the same time? Oh my gosh, my head will spin i think if I even try to do that. I’ve also watched The Color Purple but still have to read the book. I’ve always been disappointed with movies when I read the books first. So now I don’t know if I’ll get the nerve to watching it.
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  4. says

    Help, the movie was well done…very close to the book. I cannot read more than a book at a time. I have to finish one to move on to the next. Good luck with the reading challenge and thank you from stopping by my blog.

  5. says

    I can never understand how people read 4 books simultaneously. :) I will end up mixing all the characters. Now imagine Howard Roark having an affair with Anna Karenina. :P
    Anyways, I think ‘The colour Purple’ is a very good example of a great book made into a great movie.
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  6. says

    Hi Corinne.

    I LOVE Julia C & The Artists Way.

    I am now reading “Gone Girl,” which is fabulous. I love her writing style.

    Ps. I cannot read 2 books at once…. only if the other one is Poetry. xx

    Xxx Kiss
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  7. says

    I liked Slumdog Millionaire much more than the book. Ditto for Three Idiots. Movies can establish 10 pages of setup in a single frame, so if you are not observant, you miss the detailing. A book gives you your pace and hence is more enjoyable. I prefer to read a book and then watch the movie to see how close or apart my interpretations were :)
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  8. says

    Ohh myy thank heavens some one else is as crazy as I am, reading 3-4 books concurrently.. i haven’t come across anyone else, Corinne!! Seriously!!
    And yes, I read Five Point Someone.. and I thought the book was crap.. the movie was okay for the entertainment factor.
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  9. janu says

    I was reading two books concurrently…not anymore. I have lot of books to read so, the kindle is on a break now. Happy Reading.

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