I've taken a detour in my fantasy reading. I've been threatening to read the Southern Sisters Mysteries for a year or so. I've finally taken the plunge and am halfway through the series. I must say that I am enjoying the adventures of Patricia Anne and Mary Alice.
I think my first was the bad hair one....loved the sisters, loved the setting, loved the arguments.....I have seen a few of my fave authors pass away. Lawrence Sanders was one who had some more books after he passed, then another author took over. You might enjoy his writings..I know I did.
I'll put him on my list, Trip. It's a long list. I've got a couple of books to read now but I'm going to miss the sisters. I really want to go to Birmingham now.
LF, I was in high school, but that's been a good while back.
Trip, one of my favorite writers, Robert Jordan, died before he could complete the epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time. Thankfully, his widow got the very talented Brandon Sanderson to write the last book from notes and recordings that Jordan had left.
Trip, if you started with Murder On A Bad Hair Day, then you have a treat because that was the second book. Murder on a Girl's Night Out is the first book. Mary Alice buys a place called the Skoot N Boot. Maybe you can read the series again.
I don't own and have no intention of buying one of the ebooks. I don't buy books either - only read each one once so I go to my local library and get them for free ... or might buy a used paperback to take on a cruise. My library gets the books (particularly the best sellers and authors I like) right away.
There's the initial cost of the ebook, then around $9-10 for most others and though I've never tried one (as in just holding it), I don't think it would be as comfortable to hold as a book. I have observed cruisers using them and they seem to enjoy - it's just my opinion. So all those $10 +, I can add to my cruise piggy bank!
I understand that you are reluctant, but if you like to cruise or just to travel, there is no more convenient way to take several books with you than on a small, readily accessible device that weighs but a few ounces. Really, its great!!
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
Polynesia, Carib. '86
Cr. Odyssey, Scandinavia, '91, 30 Day S Pac. 2002
Crystal Harm, Aust., N.Z., '94
Royal Odyssey, AK,'96
Old Cr. Pr. Canal, '97
RCCL, Carib, 1998
Volendam, Car, 2000
Ryndam, 35 day S. Am., Antarctica, '03
Is. Pr., Canal, 2004
Statendam, 34 day China, Japan, AK '06
Cr.Pr., Carib. 08
Eurodam, Atlantic, Med. '10
I have actually not bought a hard cover or paperback book since I got my Kindle. I find it very easy to hold and I have the cover with the light, so it works great....You can also find some great deals on e-books...
I've seen the commercials. I don't have the fancy Kindle Fire though. I've not upgraded. I do agree it's a very cool option, but like Luanne, I think that Amazon has great customer service.
Judy, I've not read Rita Mae's new book yet. I did just finish the new Chet and Bernie book ( The Sound and the Furry) though and it was good. Before that I read Jocelynn Drake's Dark Days urban fantasy series. It was good.
Oh, and I voted this morning in the Goodreads best books of the year. You guys need to vote if you have not already.
I am reading a Rick Murcer book, Drop Dead Perfect...waiting for his new Manny Willaims book, soon to come out, set in Vegas. He recently had a contest, on FB, and, I was one of the winners..I got an autographed copy of Caribbean Moon, his book that got me started.
I recently finished Stuart Woods new one...he is so prolific, he has another coming out in January which I preordered....its so nice to turn on my kindle and see his books waiting for me,...
Trip, with her book & tea!
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