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Monday, August 6, 2012

Whatcha Reading: Kindle at the Beach?


Just back from Kauai, readergirlz! I was a bit reluctant to take my Kindle to the beach. How about you?



Now that I'm back home, the top of my to-read stack is Libba Bray's Beauty Queens and a celebration release of M.T. Anderson's Feed. Can't wait to get to both! What's on your stack this last month of summer?

LorieAnncard2010small.jpg image by readergirlz


6 comments:

Little Willow said...

I am currently reading Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore.

Elizabeth Fama said...

I use a ziploc bag to read my Kindle in the rain and in the bathtub. It should work for the beach, too!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Great tip, Elizabeth! Perfect.

Sounds good, LW...

Little Willow said...

Lorie Ann: It is!

Summer Vergin said...

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Heather Heaton

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S.D said...

The idea for Vote for Me! (Kids Can, 2012) came to me on November 17, 2010 at 1:03:53 P.M. (or some time around there) when I was working on another story idea called “Don't Eat Me!” which is about a turkey who is willing to try anything and everything to convince the reader not to eat him.site