Informal Poll – What Are You Reading on Your Kindle?

For a little over three years, I started or participated in a monthly poll on the USA Amazon Kindle discussion boards asking people a simple question: what are you reading on your Kindle? I stopped doing it on the Amazon discussion boards and started hosting it on the website as, after all, we need each of your input here on the blog! Truth be told, I’ve dropped the ball and forgot to post this last month, so no time like the present to re-start it….

I’ve received some great tips with past monthly polls, finding out what others are reading on their Kindle, and found some “new” authors I generally wouldn’t have found using my hunt-and-peck method. While I have certainly enjoyed the “mainstream” author suggestions over the past year, I’ve also enjoyed a lot of independent authors from each month’s poll I never would have heard of previously.

If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://smarturl.it/4314poll into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!

Here’s how this works – on the blog’s website (using the link above) or on the blog’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fkbooks , list a book you are currently reading or just recently read on your Kindle, whether you would recommend it, did you get it free, and anything else you would care to share.

I’ll start off this month’s poll by saying I‘m reading Missing You , by Harlan Coben: his standalone (i.e., non Myron Bolitar series) books are some of my favorites, and I had pre-ordered this a couple of months ago; if you like a good thriller with lots of unexpected twists and turns, I’d highly recommend his books. This one is good, but compared to his other thrillers – where I had a hard time putting my Kindle down and staying up really late in order to finish – I’m not as in to this one as I’ve been with his other offerings. I’m usually a voracious reader, but I’ve been plugging away at this one for over a week now: I think that is a function of me just being tired as I’ve been traveling a bit with my day job (and am beating this post out in a hotel room right now). I’m at the 51% mark right now and hope to finish it before the weekend is over.

 


 

Finally, here’s my standard continuation of each request for prior participants in the poll: if you like or dislike a title you have read, in addition to telling us about it in this informal poll, how about writing a book review on the Amazon website? The review will certainly last and be visible a lot longer than this poll will. If you’re like me, you look at the customer reviews in order to see if you want to investigate a book further. Since we are all a little community here, and while I realize each review is each person’s opinion and we may not like the same thing, I know your friends and online discussion neighbors would appreciate your honest assessment of the likes and dislikes without providing a spoiler – I know I would!

Your reviews don’t need to be a long dissertation of the book, I like to keep them short, sweet, and hopefully to the point (some people think I am too blunt on things I dislike, but I am at least giving you my honest opinion!); you can see all of the reviews I have written if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/mgreviews – if you think any of them were helpful, I would appreciate a “Yes” vote just underneath the reviews on the Amazon website. Similar to how I’m behind on my reading progress, I’m also behind on writing reviews: I have about two dozen books I’ve finished that need reviews written!

We’d really like to hear what you’re reading right now – I, for example, may find something interesting from your list I want to read (It’s been known to happen!). If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://smarturl.it/4314poll into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!

Anyway, that’s all for now. Have a great rest of your week!

Michael

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your e-Ink Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription! Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkbtfreeapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

 

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Informal Poll – What Are You Reading on Your Kindle?

For a little over three years, I started or participated in a monthly poll on the USA Amazon Kindle discussion boards asking people a simple question: what are you reading on your Kindle? I stopped doing it on the Amazon discussion boards and started hosting it on the website as, after all, we need each of your input here on the blog! Truth be told, I’ve dropped the ball and forgot to post this for a while, so no time like the present to re-start it….

I’ve received some great tips with past monthly polls, finding out what others are reading on their Kindle, and found some “new” authors I generally wouldn’t have found using my hunt-and-peck method. While I have certainly enjoyed the “mainstream” author suggestions over the past year, I’ve also enjoyed a lot of independent authors from each month’s poll I never would have heard of previously.

If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://smarturl.it/21314poll into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!

Here’s how this works – on the blog’s website (using the link above) or on the blog’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fkbooks , list a book you are currently reading or just recently read on your Kindle, whether you would recommend it, did you get it free, and anything else you would care to share.

I’ll start off this month’s poll by saying I‘m reading The Stone Man , by Luke Smitherd: this was one of the Kindle Daily Deals for this week, and I picked it up because it sounded interesting. This has actually been a tough read and hard to get into and understand – I’m at the 47% mark, and I am seriously debating stopping and deleting it from my Kindle: that’s a pretty drastic action on my part, as I rarely just stop reading halfway through many things in the sometimes fragile hope it will get better.

 

 

Finally, here’s my standard continuation of each request for prior participants in the poll: if you like or dislike a title you have read, in addition to telling us about it in this informal poll, how about writing a book review on the Amazon website? The review will certainly last and be visible a lot longer than this poll will. If you’re like me, you look at the customer reviews in order to see if you want to investigate a book further. Since we are all a little community here, and while I realize each review is each person’s opinion and we may not like the same thing, I know your friends and online discussion neighbors would appreciate your honest assessment of the likes and dislikes without providing a spoiler – I know I would! Your reviews don’t need to be a long dissertation of the book, I like to keep them short, sweet, and hopefully to the point (some people think I am too blunt on things I dislike, but I am at least giving you my honest opinion!); you can see all of the reviews I have written if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/mgreviews – if you think any of them were helpful, I would appreciate a “Yes” vote just underneath the reviews on the Amazon website.

We’d really like to hear what you’re reading right now – I, for example, may find something interesting from your list I want to read (It’s been known to happen!). If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://smarturl.it/21314poll into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!

Anyway, that’s all for now. Have a great rest of your week!

Michael

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your e-Ink Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription! Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkbtfreeapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

 

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This Week's Informal Poll – What Are You Reading on Your Kindle?

Each month from October 2009 – January 2013, I started or participated in a monthly poll on the USA Amazon Kindle discussion boards asking people a simple question: what are you reading on your Kindle? I stopped doing it on the Amazon discussion boards and started hosting it on the website as, after all, we need each of your input here on the blog! Truth be told, I’ve dropped the ball and forgot to post this for a while, so no time like the present to re-start it….

I’ve received some great tips with past monthly polls, finding out what others are reading on their Kindle, and found some “new” authors I generally wouldn’t have found using my hunt-and-peck method. While I have certainly enjoyed the “mainstream” author suggestions over the past year, I’ve also enjoyed a lot of independent authors from each month’s poll I never would have heard of previously.

If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4u1 into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!

Here’s how this works – on the blog’s website (using the link above) list a book you are currently reading or just recently read on your Kindle, whether you would recommend it, did you get it free, and anything else you would care to share.

I’ll start off this month’s poll by saying I ‘m not reading anything – I’m traveling this week with my regular job and, as I type this up on a Thursday night (for posting on Friday morning) staring at the hotel room’s walls, I can’t decide which book to start on my Kindle Fire. How about helping me and others out by using the comment field of the blog post?

Finally, here’s my standard continuation of each month’s request for prior participants in the poll: if you like or dislike a title you have read, in addition to telling us about it in this informal poll, how about writing a book review on the Amazon website? The review will certainly last and be visible a lot longer than this poll will. If you’re like me, you look at the customer reviews in order to see if you want to investigate a book further. Since we are all a little community here, and while I realize each review is each person’s opinion and we may not like the same thing, I know your friends and online discussion neighbors would appreciate your honest assessment of the likes and dislikes without providing a spoiler – I know I would! Your reviews don’t need to be a long dissertation of the book, I like to keep them short, sweet, and hopefully to the point (some people think I am too blunt on things I dislike, but I am at least giving you my honest opinion!); you can see all of the reviews I have written if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/mgreviews – if you think any of them were helpful, I would appreciate a “Yes” vote just underneath the reviews on the Amazon website.

We’d really like to hear what you’re reading right now – I, for example, may find something interesting from your list I want to read (It’s been known to happen!). If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4u1 into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!

Anyway, that’s all for now. Have a great weekend!

Michael

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your e-Ink Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription! Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkbtfreeapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

 

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This Week's Informal Poll – What Are You Reading on Your Kindle?

Each month from October 2009 – January 2013, I started or participated in a monthly poll on the USA Amazon Kindle discussion boards asking people a simple question: what are you reading on your Kindle? I stopped doing it on the Amazon discussion boards and started hosting it on the website as, after all, we need each of your input here on the blog!

I’ve received some great tips with past monthly polls, finding out what others are reading on their Kindle, and found some “new” authors I generally wouldn’t have found using my hunt-and-peck method. While I have certainly enjoyed the “mainstream” author suggestions over the past year, I’ve also enjoyed a lot of independent authors from each month’s poll I never would have heard of previously.

If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4u1 into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!

Here’s how this works – on the blog’s website (using the link above) list a book you are currently reading or just recently read on your Kindle, whether you would recommend it, did you get it free, and anything else you would care to share.

I’ll start off this month’s poll by saying I am currently reading The Slaver Wars: Alien Contact by Raymond L. Weil. I read several short stories in this series over the last six months or so, and now that there is a full-length novel I picked it up: according to my Kindle, I am 41% of the way through it and it is pretty good. I’d start with this one, then move on to the three shorter stories in the series if you enjoyed Book One. I picked this one up for $2.99 in the Kindle store, and have received a lot more than $2.99 in entertainment value out of it.

Finally, here’s my standard continuation of each month’s request for prior participants in the poll: if you like or dislike a title you have read, in addition to telling us about it in this informal poll, how about writing a book review on the Amazon website? The review will certainly last and be visible a lot longer than this poll will. If you’re like me, you look at the customer reviews in order to see if you want to investigate a book further. Since we are all a little community here, and while I realize each review is each person’s opinion and we may not like the same thing, I know your friends and online discussion neighbors would appreciate your honest assessment of the likes and dislikes without providing a spoiler – I know I would! Your reviews don’t need to be a long dissertation of the book, I like to keep them short, sweet, and hopefully to the point (some people think I am too blunt on things I dislike, but I am at least giving you my honest opinion!); you can see all of the reviews I have written if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/mgreviews – if you think any of them were helpful, I would appreciate a “Yes” vote just underneath the reviews on the Amazon website.

We’d really like to hear what you’re reading right now – I, for example, may find something interesting from your list I want to read (It’s been known to happen!). If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4u1 into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!

Anyway, that’s all for now. Have a great rest of your week!

Michael

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription! Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkbtfreeapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

 

 

This Week's Informal Poll – What Are You Reading on Your Kindle?

Each month from October 2009 – January 2013, I started or participated in a monthly poll on the USA Amazon Kindle discussion boards asking people a simple question: what are you reading on your Kindle? I stopped doing it on the Amazon discussion boards and started hosting it on the website as, after all, we need each of your input here on the blog!

I’ve received some great tips with past monthly polls, finding out what others are reading on their Kindle, and found some “new” authors I generally wouldn’t have found using my hunt-and-peck method. While I have certainly enjoyed the “mainstream” author suggestions over the past year, I’ve also enjoyed a lot of independent authors from each month’s poll I never would have heard of previously.

If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4p4 into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!

Here’s how this works – list a book you are currently reading or just recently read on your Kindle, whether you would recommend it, did you get it free, and anything else you would care to share.

I’ll start off this month’s poll by saying I am currently reading Swords and Saddles by Jack Campbell. It’s a collection of longer-than-short science fiction stories (does that make sense?), and I’ve read two of the three and it’s been pretty good so far.

I usually don’t read that many short stories, but Campbell is a science fiction writer I like, and I’ve read his space opera series called The Lost Fleet. I forgot how many are in the series, but I have always pre-ordered them and clear the deck of reading material just before their release. If you like a good science fiction series, the first one in the series is The Lost Fleet: Dauntless and you can check it out if you click here.

Finally, here’s my standard continuation of each month’s request for prior participants in the poll: if you like or dislike a title you have read, in addition to telling us about it in this informal poll, how about writing a book review on the Amazon website? The review will certainly last and be visible a lot longer than this poll will. If you’re like me, you look at the customer reviews in order to see if you want to investigate a book further. Since we are all a little community here, and while I realize each review is each person’s opinion and we may not like the same thing, I know your friends and online discussion neighbors would appreciate your honest assessment of the likes and dislikes without providing a spoiler – I know I would! Your reviews don’t need to be a long dissertation of the book, I like to keep them short, sweet, and hopefully to the point (some people think I am too blunt on things I dislike, but I am at least giving you my honest opinion!); you can see all of the reviews I have written if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/mgreviews – if you think any of them were helpful, I would appreciate a “Yes” vote just underneath the reviews on the Amazon website.

We’d really like to hear what you’re reading right now – I, for example, may find something interesting from your list I want to read (It’s been known to happen!). If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4p4 into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!

Anyway, that’s all for now. Have a great weekend!

Michael

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription! Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkbtfreeapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

 

 

This Week's Informal Poll – Your Participation Requested

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying something different and have an informal poll where you could interact and share your ideas via the comments section of the blog. Most of the questions have been fairly popular, and I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone, give it a try, and participate in the dialogue!

If you missed the first few questions in the polls, you can click here or type in http://bit.ly/12dNfjz into your web browser to answer the questions and interact with the other blog members.

If you are reading this post on your e-Ink Kindle or received the post via email, you can always see this week’s poll question if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4in into your web browser.

So, here’s this week’s informal poll question: “What book always makes you laugh out loud?” Let us know in the comments section just below this post and give us some commentary / details behind your answer as you see fit!

I’ll start it off: while I’ve read it several times over the years, it has been a while, but it would have to be Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. Why? Yes, this book won the Pulitzer Prize and is at times a serious saga of the West, but McMurtry has some of the funniest one-liners with his characters I have literally burst out laughing with anyone around me wondering what is so funny. I may just have to read it again soon!

What about you? Please answer away in the comments section below this post on the blog’s website. If you are reading this post on your e-Ink Kindle or received the post via email, you can always see this week’s poll question if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4in into your web browser.

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Michael

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This Week's Informal Poll – Your Participation Requested

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying something different and have an informal poll where you could interact and share your ideas via the comments section of the blog. I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and give it a try!

If you missed the first few questions in the polls, you can click here or type in http://bit.ly/12dNfjz into your web browser to answer the questions and interact with the other blog members.

If you are reading this post on your e-Ink Kindle or received the post via email, you can always see this week’s poll question if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4fw into your web browser.

So, here’s this week’s informal poll question: “what is your all-time favorite book series?” Let us know in the comments section just below this post and give us some commentary / details behind your answer as you see fit!

I’ll start it off: it would have to be a tie between The Brotherhood of War series by W.E.B. Griffin and The Sackett series by Louis L’Amour.

Both of these series appeal primarily to men, although I do know of a few women who have read and enjoyed them, and to me both of these series seem to grab you and pull you in not only with the situations but the characters: you literally feel as if the characters are part of your own family.

The Brotherhood of War series follows the lives of a group of U.S. Army men and women starting during World War II through the Vietnam War, and the author has since completed several derivatives of the same theme. There are multiple books in the series, but if you like a good military-based series I would start off with the first one in the series called The Lieutenants. You can read the review I wrote several years ago for book one of the series if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7orik0 into your web browser.

You can check out the first book in the series if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/kezx74 into your web browser.

I’d be willing to bet tens of millions of people have read Louis L’Amour’s Sackett series: I’ve read them multiple times over the years and I still have all of them in a well-worn paperbacks as well as many of the titles on my Kindle. The Sackett series is classic Old West where the men were men and there were few women, you always knew right from wrong, and never underestimate the power of family.

There are 17 novels (and several short stories and derivative works) in the Sackett series, and if I were going to start off with them again I would do it in chronological order vs. the order they were written. The first one in chronological order is called Sackett’s Land, and you can check it out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/z4ndl7 into your web browser.

What about you? Please answer away in the comments section below this post on the blog’s website. If you are reading this post on your e-Ink Kindle or received the post via email, you can always see this week’s poll question if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4fw into your web browser.

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Michael

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This Week's Informal Poll – Your Participation Requested!

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying something different and have an informal poll where you could interact and share your ideas via the comments section of the blog. I thought the first one would get a few responses, but I was blown away at the level of participation for the first poll – over 1,100 comments, and it has been the most viewed page (of all the pages) of the blog, ever. While participation has dropped off a little bit since the novelty has worn off, I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and give it a try!

If you missed the first few questions in the polls, you can click here or type in http://bit.ly/12dNfjz into your web browser to answer the questions and interact with the other blog members.

If you are reading this post on your e-Ink Kindle or received the post via email, you can always see this week’s poll question if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4dm into your web browser.

So, here’s this week’s informal poll question: “Who do you credit for your love of reading?” Let us know in the comments section just below this post and give us some commentary / details behind your answer as you see fit!

I’ll start it off: that would be my Dad.

My Dad is always reading and encouraged it with my sister and I: some people would say my Dad is so tight he squeaks when he walks (if you’re reading this, Dad, you know it’s true), but he never held back when it came to giving us reading material. I spent many an afternoon either at the public library or V’s Bookshelf, the used bookstore in my small hometown in Northeast Texas, experiencing new adventures or making new best friends via the pages of books.

I also inherited the “stay up too late reading” disease from my Dad. I can’t tell you how many times I have become so engrossed in a book I lose all track of time just like he does, then realize it’s 1:30 in the morning!

What about you? Please answer away in the comments section below this post on the blog’s website. If you are reading this post on your e-Ink Kindle or received the post via email, you can always see this week’s poll question if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4dm into your web browser.

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Michael Gallagher

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This Week's Informal Poll – Your Participation Requested

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying something different and have an informal poll where you could interact and share your ideas via the comments section of the blog. I thought it would get a few responses, but I was blown away at the level of participation for the first poll – over 1,100 comments, and it has been the most viewed page (of all the pages) of the blog, ever.

If you missed the first few questions in the polls, you can click here or type in http://bit.ly/12dNfjz into your web browser to answer the questions and interact with the other blog members.

If you are reading this post on your e-Ink Kindle or received the post via email, you can always see this week’s poll question if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4b7 into your web browser.

So, here’s this week’s informal poll question: “What book had the largest impact on you as a child?” Let us know in the comments section just below this post and give us some commentary / details behind your answer as you see fit!

I’ll start it off: I’m not sure.

I could say it could be anything by Louis L’Amour.  I read my first Louis L’Amour book when I was in 5th grade (Tucker), and I promptly devoured each one I could get my hands on from the used bookstore in my hometown.  After I had read all of those, I would eagerly wait for a new release.  I learned a lot from him or had life lessons reinforced: how to treat other people, always shake your shoes out before you put them on, a man’s word is his bond, and a lot of American history.  I still think of random things I learned in his books in my daily life.

I could also say it could be the Black Stallion series by Walter Farley: I loved those books, and I remember in elementary school writing him a letter and receiving an autographed picture of Mr. Farley astride a horse.  I think of those books quite a bit, also,

What about you? Please answer away in the comments section below this post on the blog’s website. If you are reading this post on your e-Ink Kindle or received the post via email, you can always see this week’s poll question if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-43g into your web browser.

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Michael Gallagher

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This Week's Informal Poll – What Are You Reading on Your Kindle?

Each month since October 2009, I’ve started or participated in a monthly poll on the USA Amazon Kindle discussion boards asking people a simple question: what are you reading on your Kindle? This will mark the second month I’m not going to do it there but will be having it hosted here on the blog’s website as, after all, we need each of your input here on the blog!

I’ve received some great tips with past monthly polls, finding out what others are reading on their Kindle, and found some “new” authors I generally wouldn’t have found using my hunt-and-peck method. While I have certainly enjoyed the “mainstream” author suggestions over the past year, I’ve also enjoyed a lot of independent authors from each month’s poll I never would have heard of previously.

If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-48u into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!

Here’s how this works – list a book you are currently reading or just recently read on your Kindle, whether you would recommend it, did you get it free, and anything else you would care to share.

I’ll start off this month’s poll by saying I am currently reading The Money Code: Become a Millionaire With the Ancient Jewish Code by H.W. Charles. I picked this up when it was free a couple of weeks ago, and it is back to its regular price of $4.99. I’m 89% of the way through it right now and so far I think it is pretty good and is provoking a lot of thought – I’m going to get my 8th grader to read it as it offers some good money management tips as well as practical advice on working hard and smart. This is a fairly quick read, but there is a lot of food for thought that I am stopping and thinking about – I think if you read it fast you will miss a lot. And, in answer to some of your questions out there, this isn’t a religious book but shows you specific passages in religious texts on financial matters.

You’ll certainly get more than $4.99 worth of value out of this one no matter what your religious affiliation is!

You can check it out if you click here.

Finally, here’s my standard continuation of each month’s request for prior participants in the poll: if you like or dislike a title you have read, in addition to telling us about it in this informal poll, how about writing a book review on the Amazon website? The review will certainly last and be visible a lot longer than this poll will. If you’re like me, you look at the customer reviews in order to see if you want to investigate a book further. Since we are all a little community here, and while I realize each review is each person’s opinion and we may not like the same thing, I know your friends and online discussion neighbors would appreciate your honest assessment of the likes and dislikes without providing a spoiler – I know I would! Your reviews don’t need to be a long dissertation of the book, I like to keep them short, sweet, and hopefully to the point (some people think I am too blunt on things I dislike, but I am at least giving you my honest opinion!); you can see all of the reviews I have written if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/mgreviews – if you think any of them were helpful, I would appreciate a “Yes” vote just underneath the reviews on the Amazon website.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Have a great weekend!

Michael

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