I used to always say that a reader will always make time to read, no matter how busy he or she is. And I still believe that. At least to a degree. I now more fully understand how difficult it can be to make the time juggling a full-time job and a baby in addition to keeping a house. As a result, takes me quite a while to get through even one book. But I am reading! And I am slowly beginning to blog again. I am finding my rhythm, you could say.
At the moment, I find it easier to read books on my nook. Perhaps my not having unpacked my books yet has something to do with that? It is also easier to hold and turn pages with one handed. I still love my paper books, however. I haven't completely gone over to one side or the other.This weekend I tweeted: A friend told me I need to relax more (she's right). Suggested I give up reading murder mysteries (not gonna happen).
Despite my friend's advice, this past weekend I was able to finish Mark Billingham's upcoming Bloodline and am about to begin L.J. Sellers' The Sex Club, the first in the Detective Jackson series. Yes, they are murder mysteries. I can't help it if I turn to mysteries and suspense novels for comfort. Perhaps it is the whole good triumphs over evil or the fact that such novels grip me and don't let go until the very end. If it's a good mystery anyway. Regardless, I enjoy reading a mystery. (Did I mention that my friend's reading tastes tend to lean in the James Patterson direction? She means well though, and I love her for it.)
Also on the bookish front, I recently took advantage of a special Unbridled Books was offering. Twenty-five e-books for twenty-five cents. The sale lasted only a short time and was offered at specific independent bookstores. I have several of the publisher's books already and ended up purchasing eleven titles for my nook:
The Distance Between Us by Masha Hamilton
Wolf Point by Edward Falco
Small Acts of Sex and Electricity by Lisa Haines
Shimmer by Eric Barnes
The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish by Elise Blackwell
The Good Doctor Guillotin by Marc Estrin
The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Stranger Here Below by Joyce Hinnefeld
The Journal of Antonio Montoya by Rick Collignon
The Green Age of Asher Witherow by M. Allen Cunningham
The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters by Timothy Schaffert
As if I need more books.
What are you reading at the moment? Have any new books come your way recently?
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