Monday, January 7, 2013
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
Wasn't it just last week I was complaining about e-readers..and yet here is my e-reader, once again, at the heart of my current reading. I was reading a book on the Nook app of my -Pad, here at work in the middle of the night. And I was enjoying it. The book was Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters...very good book, hopefully one I will write a review of in the near future. Don't hold your breath though. A week into the new year and I am already 3 or 4 books behind in my reviews..
Anyhoo, things were slow and before I knew it, I had finished the book.
What to do?!
I guess I could have sat down and written the review.
And yes, I also had several...many...unread books on the Nook, anyone of which I could have started. But I made the mistake of taking a few minutes to check out my Zite app...LOVE that app...and one of the topics I have 'liked' on there is Maine. Look at that, and article about a mystery, a good sounding mystery, set in Orchard Beach, Maine.
As I am sure many regular readers here in CaiteLand know, I am a sucker for a good mystery and I am a sucker for books set in Maine. Put them together and I am reaching for my credit card
In a few minutes..and a handful of dollars later...it was mine, due to those evil e-books.
It is just too easy!
It's called Strangers on the Beach by Josh Pahigian.
I am about 50 pages in so far and it is...hmmm...a bit strange. But we will see.
Now, if I had looked it up on Amazon and saw the eleven 5 stars reviews, every review there a 5 star review, the warning bells would have gone off. Yes, 11 reviews by people who have never written a review before. Josh says, "Thanks Mom, Uncle Joe and Sis!"
Writers, if all your friends are going to write reviews, really, someone has to only give it 4 stars.