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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  1. 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.

  2. Thanks for these recommendations, Corrine! Will definitely be catching up on my reading!

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. I somehow still prefer hard copy.. yet to develop a liking for Kindle :)
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  7. 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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  8. That’s a nice list. I can never read more than 1 book at a time for some unknown reason.
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  9. 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.

  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. I’m about to finish Fr. Boulad’s book on All is Grace… I am so happy that you have so much time to read and review books… I love that habit :) although as I’ve shared earlier, I’m immersing on one book at a time because of pauses and reflections in between…Good luck and may you reach your goal BS :)
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  13. 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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