2012 in books
I may not have read as many books this year, but a number of the books I read were quite lengthy.
These are the books I read in 2012, listed in order in which they were read:
1. Everything is Illuminated (Jonathan Safran Foer) *
2. Under the Dome (Stephen King)
3. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Anthony Bourdain)
4. Stories I Only Tell My Friends (Rob Lowe) **
5. Eating Animals (Jonathan Safran Foer)
6. Throttle (Joe Hill/Stephen King)
7. A Game of Thrones (George R. R. Martin)
8. A Clash of Kings (George R. R. Martin)
9. A Storm of Swords (George R. R. Martin)
10. A Feast for Crows (George R. R. Martin)
11. A Dance with Dragons (George R. R. Martin)
I read the bulk of these books on my kindle, and now that I have been using it almost exclusively, I absolutely love it. In fact, holding a traditional book seems rather cumbersome in comparison to my slim little e-reader. I love how portable my books have become, but not being able to physically lend them out or give them away is something I miss a little.
* Everything is Illuminated is one (of two) instances in which I think the movie is actually better than the book.
** My kindle is the less expensive version that comes with ads, and surprisingly, the ads are actually useful from time to time. I listened to Stories I Only Tell My Friends courtesy of a free audio book offer that was an ad provided by audible.com.