There you have my two beloved e-readers side by side. On the left is the Kindle Paperwhite and on the right is the now-defunct Kindle 3. Truth be told I was kinda surprised at how small the Kindle Paperwhite was; I guess I got too used to my old one’s size. You can see the signs of wear on the Kindle 3’s cover. It did serve me faithfully for more than two years and I have fond memories of reading with it just about anywhere and everywhere. 🙂
Contrary to what I planned to load and read in my new reader, I ended up reading The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (a Throne of Glass novella) first. I have all four Throne of Glass novellas already loaded in the Kindle but instead of going straight to the next one or any of the books on my list (which I have since loaded too), I am currently reading Legend by Marie Lu, the first book of another YA dystopian trilogy:
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
So far I am 37% into the book and not really rushing reading as I usually do. Not the story’s boring because it’s not; I just like to savor the feeling of reading on a dedicated reader again instead of on my phone’s screen. I get sentimental like that sometimes. 😉