I went to the post office yesterday, where I began chatting with a young woman about reading physical books versus reading e-books. She prefers physical books. I heard myself describing how much I like reading on my Kindle. Then as I got into my car, I was thinking, “Idiot! I need every physical book sale I can get just to stay published, and I’m telling people how great a Kindle is.”
And this is only like the 50th time I’ve done it. Sigh… Besides, publishing is change so fast that e-book sales are starting to carry more weight. And I do LUV my Kindle!
Anyhow, last week when I was in my funk, I picked up a book off the top of a bag of books my sister gave me. It’s THE NEIGHBOR by Lisa Gardner. I loved it! This is what romantic suspense used to be before serial killers and CSI gore took over the genre. This book drew me into the lives of all the players as I tried to figure out what happened to the missing wife. I’m not sure I totally buy the ending, but I still loved the book.
And Lisa Gardner is an excellent writer! In fact, I took a class from her that helped me craft my query letter for my first published book DATING CAN BE MURDER. She’s an excellent teacher too.
Next up, I’m going to read Laura Wright’s ETERNAL KISS. I read parts of it as she wrote it, but now I get to read it all grown up in a a real book Then I’m going to download the first Vampire Academy book. At least that’s my plan right now.
So what are you reading?