Archive | July 16, 2009

A little on Ebooks

Only a very quick little post here, but thought I should write something (I have to if I’m going to make my target of how ever many posts this month – not to mention the word count!).

Ebooks.  I’ve just read my first full novel (I did read a novella a few weeks ago).  Although I don’t like the idea of them, I do now see a good purpose for them.  I am in a very unique position though, in that I sit a a computer for 8.5 hours a day with very little to do (write, write, write then I hear you scream – yeah me too, but I keep that voice quiet when there are other things to do!).  So I decided I was going to READ during this time.  So it really works for me.  HOWEVER, as I got really into the novel, I wanted to read it more and more, on the tube, at home (when my laptop wasn’t around), in bed (where I don’t have internet connection), it got annoying.  I wouldn’t want to do it all the time, but it was good for a change – and I’ll probably do it again.  While I work here in fact, I’ll probably do it A LOT!

The book was Brown Girls by John Wesley Ireland (here).  I read a review of it at Workinggirlreviews and had to read it from this.  I don’t know if it was the setting, of the novel, the plot or the review, but I knew I had to read it.  Smashwords give you the first 20% free, a very good idea – especially in this case.  Ireland couldn’t have timed it better if he tried.  The last page of the 20% left you on  a cliff hanger.  I had to buy it to find out more.  HAD TO.  I’m very glad I did, it was great. I’ll do a full review of it when I have a little more time.

As I’ve been doing nothing but reading for the last two days, I haven’t done any writing.  Once I finished the ‘book’ I started something with some random words.  Not too sure where it’s going, we’ll see.

Oooh, Sophie Kinsella’s got a new book out.  Like 2 days ago.  I don’t know if I can wait until it comes out in paperback to read it.  I love her, I think she’s great.  Can’t wait to read it (on paper!!!).  I’ve just found out today, Sophie Kinsella’s not her real name – it’s Madeline Wickham.  And she’s written books under that name.  Obviously I’m now going to track some down to read.  Quite excited about this prospect.

Seems I lied about the ‘quick little post’, ha!