Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Kindle Additions and My Readings
I admit to being a fan of my Kindle since it allows me to have an entire library all in one small, lightweight device, and it is especially great when I am out and about and have time to read. I can pick anything I'm in the mood for. But now Amazon has added games to the materials which can be downloaded and I've found that I am now addicted to the game Every Word! It meets all my criteria for goodness in a video game--no time limit, requires thinking, deciphering skills, has a finite number of levels (10) and allows progression to the next level as long as the longest word is found even if all the words are not discovered. I'm having great fun playing it and so have done less reading. However, not all books are available for Kindle and what I am reading now, slowly before I go to bed each night, is Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, which one of my followers recommended. I am finding it to be excellent and very thought provoking. I'll comment more on it when I get further into it. But for now, I do find it an interesting commentary on my interests that I've found video word games on a device meant for reading. It remains to be seen if I'll temper my game-playing with reading the many wonderful books which Athena (my Kindle's name) has on her.