I can’t believe I was resistant to the e-reader movement.
I’d written a good bit about how I came to own a Nook and an iPad from which I read Kindle books, but we lost our internet for a while this morning and… I don’t have it in me to repeat it.
So, we’ll jump right in on some of the books I’ve read recently. I say some, because I did exaggerate yesterday when I said I’d read 27 books since my last book report, and I don’t think many/any of you REALLY want to know about the leadership/non-profit management/team building books I’ve read.
Ring of Flowers – I didn’t realize it was a novella when I started. Compelling little piece of historical fiction, and I apologize to anyone other than my travel companion/friend who might have heard me swear when I realized it was such a short little read – right around “the end”. I haven’t yet downloaded the author’s companion piece though, so I guess this was good for a freebie, but not good enough to have me race on to the next one.
I almost blindly began Wings of Hope next, just because I was trying to assure I did indeed have SOMETHING else already downloaded, since Ring of Flowers ended mid-flight. It was a page-turner, but not a good choice to read en route to a conference where I had to process into the opening ceremonies without getting to check in and freshen up first. See… I cried. Maybe even more than once.
It’s a highly personal rites of passage, coming of age story. Trust me, even though it sounds like a spoiler, it’s not… the book opens with the main character getting an invitation from her almost estranged father to come stay with him while he dies from an inoperable brain tumor. The good news is, there’s a really sweet dog-rescue story in there too.
Last in my travel reading was Creola’s Moonbeam. It too was selected for the simple reason that its cover art is beach-ish and I wanted something comfortable and happy after those two rather somber reads. I loved it! It features a writer with writer’s block and her muses. I’m not doing it justice, but I really did enjoy it, so much so that I finished it up on the elliptical on my first session after I got home. I will say that if you didn’t love The Help, you might not be as giddy about this as I was.
Last but HARDLY least was a great little cozy trio. gMarie and I guess she won’t ever blog again Jess both sang this trilogy’s praises.
My only regret is that it is only a trilogy and not a long ‘ol series. BE STILL MY HEART!!!!!!
Sorry. We’ll get back to the review in two seconds; I’m just over the moon to learn that there is a FOURTH book in the SERIES, with a short story 5th title out there too.
(Frustrating. Where did the rest of my post go? This is getting OLD, Comcast…)
In the name of my sanity, I’m going to tell you I read the first three books in this series, all on my Nook. While my Nook came first and I do like it, I do prefer the Kindle app. I like being able to intuitively highlight and use the dictionary. I’m pretty sure I can do both in some fashion with my Nook, but I haven’t done the research to figure out how…
Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the plots, the characters and the setting. Oh – and the recipes at the back of each cozy. I haven’t made anything yet, but I delight in finding recipes at the back of so many cozy mysteries for some reason…
What have you been reading?