I walk to the movies, to Barnes and Nobles when I want the latest issue of an art magazine, to local restaurants for lunch or dinner or to the pharmacy for my prescription refill or to the market for a few easy to carry items. If only I could roll out of bed earlier and get back into walking around the lake in the mornings. Maybe that too will come....
But mostly the good means I read and boy have I been reading a lot of late which brings me to the bad.
The bad. My Nook. Yes I know it could also be considered the good. I do love having it, if not for the fact that getting a new book to read is sssooooo easy. It's just a matter of reading the last word in the last book no matter what time of the day or the middle of the night and how easy it is to go online to get another. The good/easy. The bad; you should see my bank card statement.
When it comes to deciding what to read next I use my laptop to find the answer to that. My first stop has always been the Barnes and Nobles 24/7 website. Of course they
While browsing their website I saw there was a new Lee Childs, Jack Reacher book available and a new release in the Eve Dallas "In Death series by J. D. Robb. Needless to say I downloaded them post-haste into my Nook and read them.
My favorite reads/genre since the first Nancy Drew novel I read in my pre-teens years has been the mystery/thriller/cops sort of stuff that keeps you guessing the who, sometimes the why, the how and features a continuing main character and supporting characters.
The middle of last week as I finished one book and was on the hunt for others I came across a very helpful website that is becoming my go to first website. That brings me to...
Stop you're killing me : If you love my favorite genre you will like this website. I like this website because it gives me several ways to find all the books written in chronological order by an author featuring my favorite characters. While on the SYKM website when you click on a title it will take you to Amazon.com where you can buy the books or read a brief synopsis of the book. Since the Nook came into my life it is rare that I will buy a paper versions of a book I want to read for fun. 99% of the time I download them. I've read, listened to, on tape or CD, so many book that I don't remember titles but give me a few sentences (clues) and I know instantly if I have or not. So let me say here and now that I am not promoting Amazon.com or Barnes and Nobles I am simply telling you what I have discovered and for me having on the Amazon site that brief synopsis available to read is a very good thing
This time last weekend I was being the class angel in one of the two classes Ellen Lindner taught for my Local Quilt Guild. Between keeping everything running smoothly for her and the participants (the facility/room set-up, students settled in, lunch, etc) I read.
I plan to take a book along with me on the bus trip to the Jacksonville Quilt Show this coming Saturday too.
Next up on my read list is a "Back Fire" a Dillion Savich/Lucy Sherlock FBI series by Catherine Coulter after I finish "Bad Faith" by Robert Tannenbaum a Butch Karp NYC/DA series.
So far now and for me today it is back to the balcony with my Nook, butt in one chair, feet propped on the other with a cup of coffee later maybe with a glass of iced tea. Reading....