Book #3 for 2009 is "Home" by Marilynne Robinson. I had this on my Kindle before Christmas but saved it to read after the holidays, so I could savor it. "Housekeeping" and "Gilead" are two of my favorite novels, and "Home" did not disappoint. It takes us back to the town of Gilead and views some of the events of that novel from another angle. It's a beautiful book about fitting in, or not, with your own people, about the strains not only between generations but at a hinge moment in history. I'll have to read "Gilead" again now to fill in some of my memory lapses. I highly recommend this book.
Book #4, on a much lighter note, is "A Presumption of Death," by Jill Paton Walsh. Using notes from Dorothy L. Sayers, Paton Walsh has written a couple of Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey mysteries. I ordinarily object to books of this sort, but I've enjoyed both of her efforts.
I read both of these on my Kindle, which I continue to appreciate as a piece of adaptive equipment. This second Kindle, a reconditioned version I got at half-price from Amazon after I fell and broke the other, tends to be a little buggy, but it works. I updated the software through the Amazon website, but I'm not sure how I would have known to do that unless I had taken it on myself to go and look for answers to a particular problem. I also discovered the handy "Reset" button on the back, which I have used a number of times.