Many of the eBooks I read are from Storybundle.com. I keep an eye out for some of my favorite authors to write a new book so I can get them. I also have several authors that I've been following since long before I got into eBooks. And, of course, I'm open to suggestions from friends, family, and reviews.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
For the last year, I've been using a Nook HD+, although I replaced Barnes and Noble's version of Android with their propietary software added with Cyanogenmod, which is a much more pure form of Android. The app I prefer to use to read is FBReader.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
It is hard to quantify just five, but I will do my best. These will be listed in alphabetical order, as there is no way I can rank them beyond putting them on this list.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I've been a Sherlock Holmes fan for as long as I can remember, and narrowing down a specific book or story would be impossible. But I've always loved his logic and problem solving abilities. And in case you are wondering (not that this has anything to do with the books), I prefer the TV series Elementary over Sherlock. I know I'm probably in the minority on that.
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling I admit, I avoided the Harry Potter books for a long time, mainly because I don't usually like fantasy (if I had to list my top 5000 books, Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia would still not appear). But once I actually picked up the first book and gave it a chance, I was instantly hooked.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy five-book trilogy by Douglas Adams A friend introduced me to this series in high school. Not only did I enjoy the story, but I loved the humor and the word play of the series.
Sahara by Clive Cussler One of this books minor subplots claims Abraham Lincoln wasn't shot in Ford's Theater, but instead died of starvation inside a Confederate Ironclad that was stranded in the Sahara desert. And this story makes it sound plausible. And the fact that the main character is a mix between James Bond and Indiana Jones just makes it even better.
Star Trek: Doctor's Orders by Diane Duane I was tempted to list the series of Star Trek books, but that seemed to be a cop-out, so I picked one of my favorites out of my collection of nearly 150 from the original series. In this book, Dr. McCoy gets on Kirk's nerves one too many times and is left in charge of the ship while the captain beams down to a seemingly peaceful planet. But then Kirk disappears without a trace and the Klingons show up, giving the good doctor more than what he bargained for.
What do you read for pleasure?
I seem to focus on sci-fi and/or adventure, at least when dealing with fiction. I also enjoy non-fiction, particularly dealing with the American Revolution and that era.
Who are your favorite authors?
Douglas Adams, Ben Bova, Clive Cussler, Peter David, Sir Arthor Conan Doyle, Joseph Ellis, John Green, Joseph Lallo, David McCullough, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Joseph Nassise, J.K. Rowling, and Anthea Sharp, to name a few.
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