Books, Books, and More Books

Libraries are wonderful places.  I have a number of ebooks downloaded that I will sometimes read, but for me, the satisfaction of holding an actual book in hand is the best reading experience.  Ebooks are a tad cold for me.  I guess the difference could be equated with feeling the warmth of interacting with another human being in person or speaking and seeing them on Skype.  Don’t get me wrong on the whole skype thing, when those you love are hundreds or thousands of miles away Skype is the best.

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But give me a day that cries out or even murmurs, Come curl up and lets get lost in another world, and it is the warmth of a good book I feel.

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I just returned two books that I read last week.  Having thousands of books at your disposal feels like an ermine and mink kind of luxery (before furs were a bad thing).

The first book was by one of my eternal fave authors Dean Koontz and a part of the Odd Thomas series.  Picking up anything Koontz is like having an old friend visit and Odd is wonderfully entertaining.  Poor Odd, who by the way is so optimistic would never think of himself as poor in anyway is beset in solving a mystery with the also very mysterious Annamaria.

I’ve seen Mr. Koontz interviewed and he is a very gentle man who I think values his privacy but judging by the mega books he has sold his mind is as sharp as any scalpel cutting through a plot.  But I have have been a part of his literary family, Odd or not.

The second book I read last week is by an author that is new to me, but looking at her many many publications I am surprised I did come across her before.  Her name is Iris

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Johansen and the book What Doesn’t Kill you certainly had many exciting moments.  Enough to prevent me from putting down the book at a reasonable hour and getting some sleep (which is a good indication of excellence).

In with all the suspense and action Johansen peppers sexual tension between Catherine Ling and Gallo.  Will they or will they not hit the sheets?  Personally I don’t care.  Her breasts growing taunt or taunting repeatedly is not of interest.  Ms. Johansen tells a crisp clean tale and I will read her again (and perhaps just skip over the less interesting stuff).

I have been trying to update and clean up my wordpress site this morning but it just seems to take so long and I have not suceeded very well today.  But I must not think of that right now for it off for a good cuddle with another book.

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Enchanted Seashells
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 21:05:25

    Love to read, thanks for the suggestions!

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  2. Kathryn McCullough
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 09:48:19

    Oh, I’ve never read Iris Johansen. Thanks for the recommendation. Reading rocks my world, as well!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  3. barb19
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 21:15:55

    Technology is wonderful in it’s ability to bring us ebooks so conveniently on readers, but I have to agree with you Chris, nothing can compare with curling up with a good book – I love the touch, the feel, and the smell of the pages as you turn them.

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  4. Crowing Crone Joss
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 19:58:22

    I’ve been reading Iris Johansen for years and didn’t think that was one of her best so if you go hunting up others, I think you’ll be in for a treat. My new fave is the Charlie Fox series which Judith introduced us to and I’m just getting ready to read book 5 – all on my IPad as my local library doesn’t carry them and the Hamilton Library don’t have them available as Ebooks but I was able to buy them without having to trade in my first born so that was good.

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  5. Bridgesburning Chris King
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 17:00:30

    Thanks Georgette I look forward to tomorrow!

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  6. georgettesullins
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 16:05:17

    It’s raining and I need to continue a novel I downloaded from my Kindle. :) I’ve been reading other things lately, that I’m posting about tomorrow. You may want to try those, too.

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