05-23-2010 10:12 AM
Oh my goodness, I have always been a bookworm, but getting my Nook for Mother's Day has really brought this up several notches. I have read 6 books since Mother's Day and I have 3 kids and am taking 3 college classes.
I just finished "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" by Beth Hoffman last night. This morning I began reading "The Host" by Stephanie Meyer. I am only on chapter 4 but so far I LOVE it! I was a bit apprehensive because I am not a "Twilight" fan. This book is a great read!
05-23-2010 12:23 PM
Now about 2/3 way through Mary Clay's The Turtle Mound Murder which I got for free from Smashwords during "Read an Ebook Week".
I enjoyed Mary Clay's The Turtle Mound Murder, the first of a series.
Nice cozy with an authentic Southern/beach flavor. I left a review at the link.
I read Frank Rawlins' mystery Norm.
I wasn't particularly impressed, and I had to edit the EPUB file to make it legible. I left a review at the link.
Now I'm reading John Ringo's Into the Looking Glass, the first of a series.
After getting through the opening bit, I'm enjoying the humorous writing style. Vicious alien creatures may be invading Earth, but that's no reason to be a grump.
05-23-2010 01:00 PM
Unfortunately, the only thing I'm reading lately is a bunch of boring psychiatric medication notes on the computer screen. Why, oh why, must I be forced to actually work for a living? It seriously cuts into my reading time!
I've had Grisham's The Partner for almost a week. It's not a very big book, and I'm still only on page 110 (so about one-third of the way through). It's very interesting and I'm loving it, but between preparing for a graduation party, trying desperately to clean the house, and get my work caught up, I'm lucky if I can squeeze in 20 pages a day. Ugh.
05-23-2010 01:06 PM
Right now I'm rereading the Mistborn trilogy. I'm currently on book 2, The Well of Ascension. I'm waiting for the two books I ordered last night to get here and then I'll read those:
05-23-2010 07:22 PM
After reading The Happiness Project, Voluntary Madness, and Living Oprah in succession, I've had enough of the "project memoir" genre for quite a while.
I read Chely Wright's autobiography Like Me in under a day. I highly recommend it. It is beautifully written - and she wrote every word. She'd originally wanted a ghost writer, but they didn't/wouldn't give her one (she told us at the reading/signing in NYC the other night).
The Art of Racing in the Rain was good, but I wish someone had warned me that it was sad. The first chapter had me in tears because it was so similar to the situation we had with my dad's dog. And then later in the book the dog ate pancakes, just like my dad's Prince.
Currently I'm reading The Air Between Us. Trying to decide how I like this one. I don't really love it, but I'm too far in to just stop reading now.
05-25-2010 03:06 PM
05-25-2010 05:26 PM
Me, too!! I have one huge double bookcase that is just filled with nothing but King first editions and limited editions. Although I am not a fan of horror, Stephen King's storytelling and characterization makes me tolerate the few books with horror just because I know I'll fall in love with the characters. The Stand is King's best, in my opinion. The "cut" (not abridged, just heavily back in 1978 by his publisher/editor because they didn't think he was a popular enough author to be able to sell a huge book) version has not been available since the "uncut" version became available in 1990. I read the uncut version first, then listened to the 1978 version on audio.
05-25-2010 06:54 PM
05-26-2010 06:40 PM
Was looking for something fun to read and stumbled upon this thread and saw your post of the two books above. I completely judged them by their covers (are you allowed to do that?) and downloaded the free sample of Lamentation to my Nook and liked it a lot. Just bought it and hope it is a good one. Thanks for the idea.
05-26-2010 06:47 PM
05-27-2010 12:55 PM
I am currently reading "Seeing me naked" by Liza Palmer... and really enjoying it...
I am reading the paperback .... paid $3.33 for it... ebook was priced at $9.99.
05-27-2010 03:52 PM
After finishing #6 in Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series, I decided to check out his Starbuck series. I'm in book one right now and so far, it is typical Cornwell. And that's a good thing:
"Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else." ~ Mark Twain
05-27-2010 03:58 PM
What is this "paperback" of which you speak?
Oooh!! I know, I know!!
It's one of those things that should be more expensive than an eBook instead of the other way around.
05-27-2010 04:06 PM
Bits of data should cost less than paper and glue? What rabbit hole did you fall through, D?
Don't buy from Random House, Macmillan, or Penguin until the agency model is COMPLETELY dead.
05-27-2010 05:43 PM
I just finished "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" and can highly recommend it as a well-written and very enjoyable novel.
I am now reading "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest" by Stieg Larsson. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books. I had read that he had 10 books for this series outlined and had written the three and those were turned into his publisher before his untimely death at 50. His longtime gf has some extensive notes and roughs of the fourth book. I do feel so cheated we will never know how the story of Lisbeth and Mikael would have played out over 10 books. In a review I read on Hornet's Nest it was the reviewers observation that the last two books could have been one manuscript torn in half...the third book picks up immediately where the second book ended with Lisbeth in the hospital where she spends most of her time in this last book.
Frog...please let us know what you think of "Solar"! I have this one already downloaded on my Nook.
05-27-2010 06:32 PM
I have "Hornets Nest" sitting on my Nook waiting to be read. I have to finish a Nelson DeMille library book first though.
05-27-2010 07:09 PM
Not a lot of time to read "book books" because I'm preparing to move, but I'm enjoying Dracula for the first time ever. I'd read Frankenstein like 3 times before, but never this classic.
Glad I'm getting to it now, it's a great read!
05-28-2010 09:24 PM - edited 05-28-2010 09:27 PM
Just finished Sag Harbor and now I'm blowing through Columbine . The former a great great summer read and the later is shaping up to be a classic work of non-fiction. Both titles compliments of my local public ebook library and overdrive.com!