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!