I just broke down and got a Kindle2. I had to have some reading material, so I went with one fiction and one non-fiction selection.
On the fiction side, I bought Cormac McCarthy's "The Road". Holy can't-put-the-kindle-down reading, Batman! It's a dark, post-aplocalyptic novel about a father and son, travelling south on back roads trying to find a warmer climate. An intense, well written novel. Can't believe I haven't read it before now. McCarthy is the author of about ten novels, two of which have been made into movies - No Country for Old Men and All the Pretty Horses. The Road is being done too and is in post-production. Stars Viggo Mortenson as the father - might be some Oscar fodder for him here. After Eastern Promises and Appaloosa, I think he's due.
On the non-fiction side, I bought Guy Kawasaki's "Reality Check". Kawasaki is the original Apple/Mac evangalist, author, blogger and managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, a silicon valley VC outfit. Reality Check is really just a cobbled together book loosely organized around lessons learned and how to succeed in a high-tech startup environment. Very interesting to me, since I'm in the soup of a stage three startup now. Probably not a book for everyone but the book's forward will let you know if you are his target audience:
If the two most popular words in your company are “partner” and “strategic,” and “partner” has become a verb, and “strategic” is used to describe decisions and activities that don’t make sense, it’s time for a reality check.
Anyway, that's what I'm reading right now. What you all got?