So it’s been a while, but all I’ve been doing is reading and writing. No arithmetic, however: I would never dare do math in public—it would not be a pretty sight. The reading and writing I’m more than happy to do in public, and regularly do. But with little to surprise and delight you, I have not blogged since November. Hands up if you’re surprised. Anyone? No?
Anyway, there are two lovely things happening online with E Books. The first: to bridge the gap between now, and Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass being published (in August 2012), she has released a novella that introduces her heroine, Celaena, in The Assassin and the Pirate Lord. I’ve just downloaded it, and can’t wait for a quiet moment this weekend when I can start reading.
The other thing is the publication of opera singer, Lorena Dureau’s back catalogue of out-of-print historical novels. I have just bought The Last Casquette Girl and am looking forward to diving in. Lorena was a musician, opera singer and successful writer; I can only imagine how her life experiences informed her writing. I can’t wait to find out!
I’ve also downloaded Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? For a spontaneous reader like me, I just love my second generation Kindle; I’ve probably tripled my book purchases just by having it, and I much prefer it to my in-laws’ touch-screen Kindle. I like reading one-handed, and you really need two hands to read the newer Kindles.
Has anyone else had any old versus new Kindle issues? Are there big reading benefits in getting a newer gen Kindle?