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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?

  • Today’s FREE eBooks for Download (February 9) (randomizeme.net)
  • Amazon Testing Book Rentals For Its Kindle Books (ubergizmo.com)
  • Kindle Fire deals (Save $50) – 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 1920×1200 WiFi Tablet with Special Offers $269 (hrblogs.typepad.com)

31 Comments

  1. Privy Trifles Privy Trifles February 27, 2013

    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.

  2. Melissa Tandoc Melissa Tandoc February 17, 2013

    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 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      I love the way you absorb and reflect on books, Melissa. Of course, I’ve been choosing lighter ones over the last year. This year, I am looking at more reflective books and mixing them with the fiction that I love too.

  3. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando February 14, 2013

    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!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      Thanks for the recommendations, Martha. Have noted them down. Oh yes, I can see how you can read more than one book/ blog! 😉

  4. Anne Anne February 13, 2013

    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.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      I’m a bit crazy with reading so many books simultaneously – I think it’s more the non-fiction ones that I can read simultaneously with one book of fiction. 🙂
      I would seriously recommend The Color Purple as a book, Anne. Finished it last week and it was wonderful.

  5. sukanya bora sukanya bora February 13, 2013

    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.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      Yes, The Help was a good example. As it turned out The Color Purple is too. It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog, Sukanya.

  6. Avada Kedavra Avada Kedavra February 13, 2013

    That’s a nice list. I can never read more than 1 book at a time for some unknown reason.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      Thanks, Avada. I’m guessing that the fact I read fiction and non-fiction simultaneously makes it easier!

  7. Amit Amit February 12, 2013

    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. 😛
    Anyways, I think ‘The colour Purple’ is a very good example of a great book made into a great movie.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      Good one, Amit. Somehow I don’t mix characters up – but then I tend to read fiction alongside non-fiction – so that’s easier! The Color Purple turned out to be a great book, like you said!

  8. Jas Jas February 12, 2013

    I somehow still prefer hard copy.. yet to develop a liking for Kindle 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      I was resistant to the Kindle too – now I’m so hooked on to it!

  9. My Inner Chick My Inner Chick February 11, 2013

    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

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      I’ve heard a lot about ‘Gone Girl’ – am adding it to my list. Thanks for sharing, Kim.

  10. BlogwatiG BlogwatiG February 11, 2013

    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 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      Haven’t read Slumdog Millionaire or the Three Idiots (didn’t see this movie, either!). I agree about being able to pace a book and missing the detailing in a movie. Luckily for me The Color Purple turned out to be great as a movie and a book!

  11. Punam J R Punam J R February 11, 2013

    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.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 11, 2013

      Ah! So another connection. Glad to find someone as crazy as me! I haven’t read any of Chetan Bhagat’s books -and I’m not sure I ever will. Glad the movie was entertaining! 😉

      • Punam J R Punam J R February 11, 2013

        Ah trust me, Corinne.. I kept away from his other books.. but one of his recent articles on the current state of affairs was really good… His thought process is good, but I am not a great fan of his books.

        • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 12, 2013

          Watching him walk around Bandra in his shorts (not very nice ones at that!) doesn’t really give me much to hope for in his writing. Nasty me! 😉

  12. janu janu February 11, 2013

    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.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 11, 2013

      So what did you read, Janaki? I’ve currently got too many books to read and too little time to read them in!

      • janu janu February 11, 2013

        I am reading ‘Cut like Wound’ by Anita Nair. A story set in my fav place – Bangalore!

        • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 11, 2013

          Let me know how it is. Bangalore is your favourite place? I thought it was Mumbai! 😉

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