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.
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.
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
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.
- In Dean Koontz’s latest Odd Thomas book, the apocalypse is all our fault [Book Review] (io9.com)
- Book Review: Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz (paulineprobynblog.wordpress.com)
- Recommended book: Forever Odd by Dean Koontz (petedenton.wordpress.com)
- An Exclusive Guest Q&A With Dean Koontz (omnivoracious.com)
- Writing Advice From The Best, Mr. Dean Koontz (wordsformwindows.com)