Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My iTouch!

I got an iTouch for my birthday. I'd been reluctant to get one, as it looked way too complicated for me. However, my father, the giver of all things Apple, presented me with one last week. I should have known. With Apple, nothing is ever really complicated! I've learned how to do most things I need on it. Its not a phone, but if I use skype, it can be! Of course I've been spending too much time checking it out, but that's another story!
I have to say the biggest perk with the itouch is being able to download books! I love to read, but our bookstore selection here is pretty pitiful, so I usually do a big order from Amazon a few times a year. Well, now I don't have to. I downloaded the Amazon Kindle application, and voila, at the touch of a button I have whatever book I want at my fingertips! I'm so happy about this. Yes, I know, you have to get used to reading on a small handheld device, but it isn't a big deal, I promise you! I'm rejoicing at the fact that I will no longer have to lug a bag of books with me up to Canada each summer as I have done in the past. They'll all be right there on my iTouch. I will however have to make sure I stock up on ordering them in advance though, as we have no wireless up there!
SO anyway...given the fact that I now have the ability to read the books I want to, I'm asking for recommendations.
I don't care if they're Christian or secular. Tell me what you've read lately that has stuck with you. Why are you recommending it?
If I decide to read a book you've recommended here, I'll tell you what I thought of it!
Looking forward to reading...


Eileen Astels Watson said...

Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones. Have you read that one yet? Awesome, quirky book with great take home value. Reads fast, like none other I've experienced, well. at least in the contemporary writings.

Georgiana said...

I second Eileen's opinion. Loved that book!

PS. How fun to have an iTouch. Enjoy :-)

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Angry Housewives Eating BonBon's for a laugh.

The Hour I First Believed or Water for Elephants b/c they both are well-told stories.

Are you going to mourn flipping pages and holding a book in your hands or are you over it?
~ Wendy

Catherine West said...

Wendy, I'm over it! I will still buy 'real' books, but this is just so convenient for me especially since we have no major bookstore chains here in Bermuda. I love being able to get what I want right away!!

Jody Hedlund said...

Wish I had some I could suggest, but I haven't read anything lately! Just been to plum busy!! :) But you're tempting me to forray into the world of Kindles and I-touches! Been holding off, but I keep hearing more and more positives!

Jessica said...

That's so cool! I had no clue you could get a book on it. Wow.

Books I read lately... Sworn to Silence. A friend is crit partners with the author and I liked it a lot!

Gwen Stewart said...

I just read a great Historical, "Only His Kiss" by Sherrie Lord, and also the newest Denise Hunter, "Seaside Letters". I recommend both!

An Itouch for Christmas would be dandy! :)

Have a great weekend!