Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy New Year!

Yeah, it's been some time! I've been a very neglectful blogger, I know! Between holiday bustle, winter colds and the slog of work, my Kindle has also been somewhat neglected too *shock* I know!

For the past, um, 20 or so years I've read something every single day. Over the past few years, I read more & more - read with morning coffee, when the family watches TV, in the queue at the supermarket. With Kindle & text to speech, I'd even be reading in the car or when weeding the garden.

But about 2 months ago, I got into a reading funk. For the first time ever, I didn't want to read. I got a bit worried. I downloaded a bunch of books. Then I hit the freebies (it could get expensive!). About the best I could manage was a couple of blogs and the Readers Digest (which is pretty good on Kindle, BTW).

Some of the freebies kinda depressed me. There are a lot of not-so-good books out there, to be polite about it, and I seemed to download each and every one of them. ugh! Bad horror, cheesy dramas and the oddest thing - the Christian fiction hiding as a thriller. Don't get me wrong - I've nothing against Christian fiction, or any religious fiction. Just that if I wanted to read it, I'd read it. If I want to avoid it, I do that too. So getting halfway through a couple of thrillers - and even a horror - recently to have it turn into a pious ranting wasn't my cup of tea. And I promptly deleted them.


So what have I read? Wow, very little!! I did finish a few Cesar Millan (Dog Whisperer) books (Kindle edition) which were good reads. But I didn't even start my long awaited Under The Dome yet! I KNOW!! I told you - major reading funk.

Right now, I am reading The Keeper, by Sarah Langan that I got as a freebie ages ago. It's pretty creepy, actually. Plus I am re-reading the fabulous Hunger Games with my 10 year old daughter. Love that she loves so many of the same books as I do! She's recently finished Oz Chronicles trilogy and keeps begging me to write to RW Ridley to find out about book #4!


  1. Suggestion? Check the Steig Larssen trilogy, beginning with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. (Not sure about Kindle edition, but I read the 2nd one on my Kindle.) If you enjoyed Distant Cousin, The Girl series will have you chewing your nails. Check the reviews, at least.


  2. I would delete it, too. My new release, Angela 1: Starting Over my come from a background of Christian values, but it never preaches or proselytises. It just a good story, period, the first in a series of three set in a coastal Texas high school. If interested in knowing more, please click on my name and follow the link to my website. Thanks!

  3. Hi Al! Happy New Year to you!
    Yep, read 'em and loved 'em. Eagerly awaiting #3 (march, isn't it?)

    Hi David! I'll check it out, sounds like a good one for the kids. On the Kindle yet?