Scott and I have spent most of the summer with colds (he started it). As a result I’ve been reading a lot more than usual. I’ve come to really love reading on the iPhone, largely for the backlighting so I can read without disturbing Scott with a bedside light. But I also love being able to read while laying on my side and not struggling to keep a book open, and not having to fuss over pages that have too small a margin in the center and cause that wavy line effect, and not having to reach out my other arm to turn pages because, let’s face it, I’m lazy. It’s like watching tv in bed but it’s reading and I should probably stop typing right now shouldn’t I?
Apparently when I need to be soothed I read fiction that is about the end of the world as I know it, in one way or another:
Daemon (for Kindle). I originally bought this as a paperback to read on airplanes. I found it in a drugstore and with blurbs by Craig Newmark, Stewart Brand and William O’Brien (Former Director of Cybersecurity and Communications Policy for The White House) I couldn’t not get it.
Freedom (TM) (for Kindle). Daemon comes to a sudden end, a downside of the Kindle for iPhone is that you have no idea how far you are into a book. So I used the upside of the Kindle and immediately downloaded the sequel and kept reading, all around 2 a.m. Now I cannot remember where one book ends and the next begins, which is bad since I keep accidentally giving Scott spoilers when we talk about Daemon.
If you’re looking for something to read I recommend heading over to What’s In Rebecca’s Pocket? and see all the lists of reading lists that she compiles in the summers. (Thank you Rebecca.)