Here are links to my other Books posting for 2013:
I will resume my education through fiction books starting with my next set of books. This was not that easy.
What I have Learned: It is hard to say what practical knowledge I have learned by reading this book, but will have to say simply that Bestselling authors are close to a sure way to know that you will enjoy the story. I have been giving first novels a chance for about 2 years now and I am tired of not really enjoying them much. I will try and choose more wisely.
What I have Learned: Again, best-selling authors deliver a great story. In addition to not really learning anything from a fiction story where everything comes out perfect in the end. The type of problem-solving skills this books adopted are from unattainable technology that the police do not even have to use (due to a limit on government budgets). It was an enjoyable story, but also, not very realistic. Sometimes books are just a great way to escape and unwind and then you can go back to reality. No harm done.
I intended to use the tablet as an eReader and if I had to look something up quick at home and did not want to fire up the laptop. This experience was very frustrating to me for a couple of reasons:
- I had to download the library app so I could borrow eBooks, but had to renew my library card first, personally, at the library. Once I had that in place, I logged onto the app to set my library up. This app is not the greatest; it does not help you in anyway. You need to know how to navigate through it on your own. How nice.
- Once I started searching, I realize that my library has a crappy selection of books. The titles I searched for were either not listed at all or they only had a few copies and I had to get put on a waiting list. One book, Dan Brown's Inferno I am on the waiting list as # 327. Really! You can have the book out for 14 days, so I could wait as long as a year for it. Even C.J. Box's book, I had to wait for it and it is the first book in the series. Not exactly new. Anyway, I have not tried buying a book yet, so we shall see if that process is any easier.
Anyone out there against eBooks or now love the eBook and never want to read a paper book again?