A Meme on Reading

I picked up this meme from Book View Cafe. I’ll post my answers here. If you want to play,  go ahead and post on your blog or leave a comment with your answers. If you post on your blog, let me know in the comments that you did it!

• What are you currently reading?

Firebird by Jack McDevitt.  This is not quite true, since I’m not reading it at this time. Let’s say I’m reading it, but taking a break. This is because it’s on my husband’s Kindle, so if I want to read it, I have to wait until he’s reading a printed book. I started it several weeks ago, but when we went on vacation, my husband needed his Kindle back.

This infuriates me, so PUBLISHERS – are you listening? It’s total bogus nonsense to not let people share their OWN purchased ebooks with members of their family.  After all, we  are sharing the book with each other. You’ve just made it difficult for us to do it.  And guess what? We’ve only purchased one print copy of earlier Jack McDevitt books and we shared those. You didn’t make us each buy a copy before both of us could read it. Why are you trying to do that with the ebooks? Which, by the way, you aren’t selling for very much less than the print book.

For the record, the publisher in this case is Ace Publishing. A hearty Pfft to them.

Wow. So sorry about the rant. I had no idea I was going to do that when I started this. On to the second question!

• What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished Craving by Kristina Meister. I gave it 5 stars, and I don’t do that very often. I won’t say it was perfect, but that’s not what 5 stars means. It means I thought the book was amazing. It’s a fascinating twist on vampires. For a minute or two, I was afraid it would turn out to be horror and I’d have to put it down. But nope – just suspense, a little gore, and a lot of interesting characters.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

While I’m waiting for my husband’s Kindle (ahem), I’m going to start reading Morrigan’s Cross by Nora Roberts.  I’ve never read anything by Nora Roberts, so this will be a new experience for me.  I’ll let you know what I think!

Okay, your turn. I want to hear from some of you quiet people, too. No hiding behind your mouse!

 

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4 thoughts on “A Meme on Reading”

  1. I’m actually reading a sci-fi short story titled Semper Audacia. Very neat and kind of valiant in that last-man-of-the-space-battalion kind of way.

    I recently finished a dark novel titled Desolate by Ali Cross. I really have to do a review for this soon before I forget. Because I tend toward darker things, this was right up my alley and I can say it’s a 5 star read. Like you, 5 stars doesn’t equate perfection to me. It’s a book that I had to sneak wherever I went so I could glances at the pages lol!!

    I have no clue what I’m going to read next because I’ve recently been hogging a lot of 99 cent and free deals that I’m interested in trying. All a matter of picking and choosing 🙂

  2. I’m reading Dance Of Death by Preston & Child (paperback). Just finished Beyond This Time by Charlotte Banchi (Kindle). I have paperbacks I MUST read before going to just Kindle which I have found I enjoy more! Who knew? My daughter brought me to Kindle kicking and screaming 🙂

  3. My wife and I are Stephen James fans, nothing I’ve ever read in this genre has ever been as exciting as psyco thrillers. My wife and I share the books, She reads first and then I read, however she has dudded out on me and won’t give me the book so I can read it. I’d be done in a week, but alas she wants me to wait. It’s been a year now….so sad.

  4. BTW, Marlene, the reason I came on this site is that a friend of mine is very interested in Sci-fi and I told him about your books and I came on amazon here to show him your books. He said he already read The Farm. I wish you more and more success in your writing and publishing. Maybe he will get your other books. I recommended the Time Travelers Series. What I’ve read of that first book I found to very good.

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