Book finished, and new reading device (Lenovo S8-50)

(I've been told that these individual posts are not as irritating as I thought they were when I stopped doing them, so I guess I'll try posting them again)

★★★☆☆ Shipstar by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven

It's a big, really really big, engineered stellar sized habitat, reminiscent of Ringworld but more audacious. The story is pretty decent, the premise fantastic, but it just didn't really ring for me very well. I devoured Ringworld and loved it. This was a good enough story but I really didn't love it. I gave the first book (Bowl of Heaven) 4 stars, but the story lost a lot of steam in the second installment and really coasted to the end.

As an aside, this is the first book I've read on the Lenovo S8-50 Android tablet. I really quite like it. I have been on record as saying that the Kindle Paperwhite is the ultimate reading machine. I now think that for me the primary criteria are screen resolution and battery life. The Kindle delivers that, but the Lenovo does as well. The screen is a crisp 1920x1200, the white on black from Moon+ Reader is very easy on the eyes, and I can read for several hours and only drain 20-30% out of the battery. Charging once every 3 or 4 days of reasonably heavy use is perfectly OK by me especially given the Anker 5 port charger that I keep on the bedside table.

It's nice having one device instead of two. I can do crosswords, watch Netflix and Youtube, browse the web in a real way and read on one thing. I probably am done with the Kindle.
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