Monday, July 18, 2011

it's monday! what are you reading? (july 18)

It’s Monday, what are you reading? is hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey.

Oops! I skipped a week. Well, what can I say, other than life happens? My birthday was the 10th, and I was still hiding from the world on the Monday ;) Does anyone else do that? But, it was ok reading time. I did finish Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz as well as The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen (reviews to come). In the end I cancelled Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins from the library. For my birthday I received a Kindle for my DH (if a little late), so I decided that was one I would buy. My goal now is to have one paper book going for in bed, and one ebook going for out of the house or maybe during the day. We will see how that works. The only down side is that kindle is not currently compatible with my library, but DH says there is an upgrade coming soon to fix that, so we will see.

This week I have 2 on the go. On the new kindle, I have started The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong. This is the second in her YA series. It’s a little typical for YA these days, as it’s a group of kids with special powers, living together, working together for a common goal against a ‘bad guy’. The twist to this series is it isn’t witches, or vampires, or super hero powers. This one is different, in that it’s a necromancer as the main character. My hubby and I were discussing this over the weekend. It isn’t the evil type that you typically think of, where they raise army’s of skeletons for destruction. This is more hey, I’m gonna call dead peoples spirits for a chat. Hopefully this one will keep me as on the edge of my seat as the last one.

My paper book is The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen (the third in the series). Gerritsen is my newest favoritest author. (But this too can change as often as the weather). This one has way more Maura Isles, and much is from her point of view. It is a nice opportunity to get to know her. Also, I have noticed Rizzoli and Isles aren’t glued at the hip, like so many mysteries with two ‘detectives’. This one is about 2 nuns that were attacked, in their ‘sealed’ Abby, in the middle of a snowstorm. Many of our favorite characters are back, but it is from a fresh point of view, as the narrators aren’t necessarily the same as the previous two.

So, do you have an ereader? How do you use it in conjunction with paper books? Or do you use only the reader?


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Well - happy birthday - and happy reading ;)

I do have an e reader and I use it for travel mainly - when I dont want to carry oodles of books with me (they are heavy!) :)

Lissa said...

thanks sheila, and thanks for hosting this, it's a lot of fun. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday.

I have a kindle and love it. I still read traditional books, too though. Mostly because I'm cheap (library, paperbackswap)or the books I want aren't available for the kindle yet.

Lissa said...

thanks carol. i have never thought of that. i, too, do love the convenience, selection, and easy of my local library. but, i never considered not being ABLE to get something on kindle (it seems so complete). you have given me something to look in to. =D