i laughed my way through leif enger's latest offering. the language is old-fashioned and beautiful. the way he strings together words is clever. completely & unexpectedly enjoyable. witty.
i bought the used hardback $1 version on amazon because i am sick to death of paying the ridiculously high kindle prices. which is why i decided for once and for all to figure out how to borrow books for my kindle. i marched straight to my public library (virtually, you understand) and searched for my next book. then i clicked on ebook as my choice of format whereupon i was sent to amazon to complete my library lending experience. all i had to do at amazon was direct the download to my ipad.
the only part of borrowing ebooks that i don't understand is why there is a due date. in 3 weeks time nightwoods is set to disappear from my ipad. of course i can always check it out again so no big deal.
some libraries don't offer ebooks for kindles, but many do so it's worth checking.
i also checked out a non-fiction ebook:
francis took refuge in the woods where our rented umbrian farmhouse is located so i'm interested in reading about his travels, especially in umbria. i thought the premise of the book looked interesting:
On the Road with Francis of Assisi offers a unique and lively travelogue of parallel journeys: that of Francis of Assisi on his way to sainthood in the thirteenth century, and that of author Linda Bird Francke, who followed his path through the beauty of central and coastal Italy