Thursday, August 1

Like a Streak of Lightning!

I love a good book, be it long or short, I just love a good book. I like to hold my books, too. I enjoy reading before I go to bed and I like turning the pages. Yes, I am a bit of a "dinosaur" when it comes to e-books but that's okay because .........I am reading. No matter how you read a book, if you are reading..... then that is awesome!  When Mary at Penquin Books sent me an e-mail and asked if I'd review this special e-book from Clare O'Donohue, I was delighted because I've read Clare's books and really enjoyed them! (You can read my review of her novel "The Devil's Puzzle" here.)  I replied right away but told Mary, I just wasn't an "e-book" reader but that didn't matter........she sent off a paper copy and my friendly UPS guy dropped it off on Tuesday afternoon. I looked forward to reading the book on Tuesday night because I needed to relax after some stressful days. But.........a funny thing happened. I started to read and then realized as I started Chapter 2 that I had read the words but my mind was still on "stressful thoughts". So, I closed the book and decided to try again the next night. And so I did. Started at the beginning and this time my mind was only on the storyline in the book. I enjoy the "thread" in the books that "ties" the main character, Jesse, to the quilt shop, Someday Quilts, and her quilting friends. This little book is a good bedtime treat and almost like a "real" snack. I just kept reading, you know, like someone who just keeps snacking. LOL! And before I knew it, I had finished the story and I loved it. Can hardly wait til the release of Clare's next book The Double Wedding Ring. If you'd like to enjoy "Streak of Lightning" just go here.  Enjoy!!

5 comments:

treadlemusic said...

Great post and a great 'tease'. I love to read, so will have to check this one out! Hugs......

Mimi said...

Sounds like a great read!!! Gotta try and get my hands on this one too! Thanks!

Beth said...

I have read all her books.I will have to get this one and read it too. Can't wait for her next one to be out.
(I read actual books too)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like 'real' books, too. I can read them anywhere, no batteries required. There is just something about holding a book in your hands and turning the pages.

Jacquelynne Steves said...

I am a "paper" person, too. I never thought I'd like e-books either, but since I got an iPad, I read so much more than I used to. It's easy to carry around with me and I can keep a wide variety of books on there, so no matter what I'm in the mood for, it's ready for me to read.

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