When I first heard about E-readers, I was sure that I wouldn't like them. In this post, I told you about my love of books and how I will pet the pages that I love. But, then, my sister gave me a Kindle and now, I love it. I want you to know that I am in an affiliate program with Amazon, but all of the opinions here are mine and I wouldn't be telling you all of this if it wasn't how I really feel. Here are the reasons that I love my Kindle:
*I can finish a book and then have a new one to read right away! I always have something to read!
*I share books with my mom and sister and niece since we are all on the same cloud.
*TheKindle is light weight and makes it much easier to read in bed.
*If I love a book, I can always go and buy it in hard copy. But, if I don't love it, it isn't taking up space in my house.
*Many of the books are much less expensive on Kindle.
*I can find books that are not as well known, that perhaps aren't in bookstores but are very lovable.
So, since so many of you enjoyed my post about my most loved books, I have decided to let you in on a few more of my favorites that I have read on Kindle.
Miss Buncle's Book, by D.E. Stevenson and others in that series are clever, lighthearted books about a young woman who, writing under a pseudonym, describes people in her town. Hilarious chaos ensues afterwards. All of the books in this series are terrific, but this first one is my favorite.
Interested in a new fantasy by a new writer? I happen to know B.K. Eastin personally! She has written a debut novel, Street Rat, that introduces readers to the magical culture in a place called Haraj. If you love stories filled with fantasy and magic as much as I do, this is a great read. I understand that another novel is in the works, so after enjoying this one, stay on the look-out for the next!
Deb Baker has written this great murder mystery series that is filled with humor about a 60 something sleuth named Gertie Johnson. If you know anyone who lives in the Michigan Upper Peninsula, they will appreciate that Gertie is a Yooper and the vocabulary that shows it in these books! They are a lot of fun.
Staying in that same genre with Gertie, We have Elizabeth Spann Craig's series about an octogenarian named Myrtle Clover. Somehow murder always seems to find this feisty sleuth who drives her police chief son crazy with her shenanigans. Another fun, light hearted series.
I just found out that there is a fifth book in theHangman's Daughter Series that I haven't read! It is only $2 on Kindle! These books by Oliver Potzch take place in around 1660 in the Bavarian Alps of Germany. They can be bawdy at times, but the history, the mystical moments, the realization that the Hangman is so much more than a hangman and his daughter is so much more than a hangman's daughter have just drawn me in and kept me hooked!
The Greystone Series hooked me because it describes life in Great Britain during WWII, which is something I love to read about. It always amazes me how these people survived all that they had to go through The government took over their homes, many sent their children away to what they thought would be safety. Everything was rationed. It fascinates me.
Finally, one of my very favorites that is definitely going to take a place on my shelves with my hard copies of books so that I can pet the pages, is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Zusak has written a book that describes "the ability of books to feed the soul" as Amazon so eloquently states. I know that I felt fed by it. It takes place in 1939 Nazi Germany and is about a nine year old girl's fascination with books, even when she can't read. I haven't seen the movie because I am afraid that it can never live up to the one that played in my mind as I read the book.
I have given you a fairly eclectic list to choose from here! I could have let this post go on and on! I hope that you will try a few of these titles and let me know what you think! Also, let me know if there are any books on Kindle that you think I should try, because I am always ready for a new read!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!