One of my co-workers is a reader. Romance, mystery, suspense... and she's a quick reader! The day I learned we were both reading (she in tree-based form, I in Mobipocket) Christina Dodd's Storm of Visions, I knew I was in trouble. I immediately started reading longer than usual every night, because it is not in me to lose. Not that we were racing--she asked if we were racing, and I said, "No. Because if we were racing I would lose, and I hate to lose." So anyway, I finished first.
Christina's is a very intense story. When I finished [first] I wanted something calming. Back to the Microsoft Reader download of My Life in France by Julia Child. I love hearing Julia Child's voice recount this beautiful period in her life. Ahhh... Paris!
AND! Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol became available September 15. Fortunately I messed up my first efforts to download Secure eReader, so even though I had the book, I couldn't read it on IPAQ. I could read it on the laptop, but, you know, I wanted to read it on IPAQ. Not that I'm stubborn or anything.
While I was fiddling with that... taking breaks... fiddling with it... I decided it was a great time to read Jennifer Johnson's The Clergy Affair which I had downloaded on the very day it became available--in Microsoft Reader. Am a little more than halfway through. Right now we're exploring Vancouver. Ahhh... Vancouver!
AND! One evening I actually read the information about the various Secure eReader formats, and downloaded the correct one! Yep, I'd been beating my head against a wall for nothing. Took maybe ten minutes to do it correctly.
So, very soon, I'll be reading Mr. Brown's tome. Really looking forward to it. I like what I've seen of Secure eReader, too. You can choose to auto scroll the pages, for one thing.
I'm slowly working through my To Be Read pile--but a little more quickly than usual. I have my new co-worker, IPAQ, software engineers, and these very talented authors to thank for it.