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Adventures in e-reading: Worth the download

Swapna Krishna is a freelance writer, editor, and book reviewer. She has been blogging about books at S. Krishna's Books since 2008. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband. Find her on Twitter at @skrishna and on her blog at www.s...

Adventures in e-reading

Each month, Swapna Krishna from S. Krishna's Books brings us the hottest titles to download to our e-readers -- from the enhanced e-books everyone is buzzing about to the books you didn't even know you wanted.

The Book of Burger (Enhanced Edition)Book of Burger cover
Rachael Ray

Availability: Most tablet devices from select bookstores

We've expounded on how perfect we think tablet devices are for cookbooks, and Rachael Ray's latest offering only reinforces that notion. The Book of Burger contains over 200 recipes for the best burgers and sliders, along with hot dogs, sloppy joes and sandwiches. If you're a fan of anything burger-related, this cookbook is an absolute must-buy. The enhanced e-book edition comes complete with 12 videos to enhance your cooking and dining experience.


The Throne of Glass novellas: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the Assassin and the Pirate Lord coverDesert, and The Assassin and the Underworld
Sarah J. Maas

Availability: Most e-book devices from select bookstores

We love our YA novels, so we've been incredibly intrigued by Sarah J. Maas' upcoming YA fantasy novel Throne of Glass. Critics have been raving about it for months, and it seems to be one of the rare books that actually will live up to all the hype it generates. To get ready for it, we've been reading the three original e-book only novellas that Maas has released. They feature the main character from Throne of Glass and though all of them function as standalones, they form one overarching story. The fourth novella, The Assassin and the Empire, is scheduled to be released in the next few weeks.


I am a Pole (And So Can You!)I am a Pole cover
Stephen Colbert

Availability: Most tablet devices from select bookstores

Stephen Colbert is well-known for his late night news show The Colbert Report, but he's branched out with his latest book, I am a Pole. Packaged as a children's book, it was developed with the late author Maurice Sendak (author of Where the Wild Things Are). The full color pages will be beautiful on your tablet device, but don't let the innocent-looking illustrations fool you. This is a book for adults, rather than children, and you'll crack up while turning the pages of this fun, clever book.


Hope in a JarHope in a Jar cover
Beth Harbison

Availability: Most e-book devices from select bookstores

Beth Harbison, celebrated women's fiction author, has recently released her latest book, When in Doubt, Add Butter. New releases sometimes remind us of backlist works that we haven't yet gotten around to, so this would be the perfect time to pick up one of Beth's backlist titles. We're real fans of Hope in a Jar, which is widely available. It's a feel-good novel you won't be able to put down, and once you're finished, you can pick up Beth's newest novel.


The Playground: A Short StoryThe Playground cover
Ray Bradbury

Availability: Amazon Kindle store

With Ray Bradbury's recent passing, now is as good of a time as any to revisit the author's classic works. Though he's most famous for novels such as Fahrenheit 451, he also wrote short stories. The Playground is especially dark and mysterious, and it was the first of Bradbury's works to be published as an e-book. It's short (only 23 pages!) but it packs a punch, and what's more, it's free to borrow for Amazon Prime members.


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