Listening to books, or how I got over myself

Excerpted from a post I made on Fit for Company.One of my passions is reading. I learned to read when I was about 2 and have been devouring the printed word ever since. Growing up, I read what my parents had on the shelves, which was mostly classic science fiction (Asimov, Heinlein, some Harry Harrison). And now, I have books on shelves and piled in corners and stacked in boxes under the kitchen table...still mostly science fiction and fantasy, but I try to branch out every once in a while....more

Kindle Fire

 by Amy Ruhlin    I finally broke down and bought a Kindle, b...more

The Curse Of Amazon

I've written before about making extra Amazon credits via Superpoints and Swagbucks.  Not a fortune, but $10-$20 a month always comes in handy!I have the best of intentions.  I tell myself that I'm going to save those credits for something big on my wish list or for Christmas.  I'm only deluding myself. ...more

A Holiday Gift to You

My holiday gift to you!Until December 31st, get my e-novel "A Gathering of Light" at smashwords for FREE!Click here to get your free copy.You can get it in a format to work with your Kindle, Nook or other e-reader....more


 Here’s how I came to fall in Kindle ...more

The New Kindle Fire: Do We Love It?

There's a new gadget out there, just in time for holiday shopping.  But is the Kindle Fire right for you?   ...more
My 2 1/2 year old does great with it. My 1 1/2 year old has even gotten his hands on it and ...more

The Kindle Library

When I first heard Kindle was adding a lending library, I was thrilled!!  After using the library, I'm still happy...but a long way from thrilled.First, you must be a member of Amazon Prime to access the library.  Personally, not an issue as I've been a member of Prime for a long time.  Other Kindle users, however, may not be willing to pay the yearly fee of $79.  For me, a huge portion of my online shopping is through Amazon so I recoup the fee in free shipping.  If the only reason you use Amazon is for your Kindle, it may not be worth the cost....more

I'm in Love ... with my Kindle

I think I'm in love! My momma got me a Kindle for my birthday, and it is heavenly! I just moved to Idaho, and that move included about 20 boxes of books. Do you know how much they weigh? Even the light ones? Let me tell you, it's a lot. Now, don't get me wrong. I love the physically of books. I love the artwork in beautiful illustrations and gilded edges, but that certainly doesn't apply to things like paperback novels and dictionaries. ...more


Before the advent of e-readers, most people's TBR (To Be Read) consisted of a precariously stacked mix of hardback and paperback books on the nightstand.  At the high end, we're talking maybe 10 to 20 books.  I know my own TBR frequently crashed to the floor when it got out of control. ...more