You survived the holidays, making it to the other side only slightly scathed and clutching a brand-new e-reader. Well done!
First congratulate yourself on having friends and family with fine taste in gifts. Second, register your device so your store of choice (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, et al.) knows where to send the goodies you buy. Last, get to filling that e-reader with e-books. But where to start? You can browse the store’s categories searching randomly for interesting books. That can be fun…if you have a lot of time on your hands. You can also search for specific books and authors you’ve been meaning to read. Also fun, but it can get pricey.
Luckily, stores are awash with free e-books and short stories—and most of them are surprisingly decent. In fact, more than a few are really good. And if you happen to come across a crappy one, well, all you’ve wasted is a few minutes’s reading time (and the seconds it takes to delete). Pretty sweet.