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Langley, BC, Canada
I love to read. I love books. I like to talk about books and recommend them. I read everything including cereal boxes and junk mail! I heard once that if you're not reading at least 3 books at a time you're not reading enough! This blog will keep track of the books I've read and whether or not I liked them. It will be a little bit of everything from Christian fiction to Science fiction and fantasy. Feel free to participate by suggesting books to review and giving your comments. Occasionally I am given free books by Publishers in exchange for a review. I am not told how to review them or compensated in any way for the review.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Devil's Punchbowl by Greg Iles

Somehow in the midst of all my packing I’ve managed to read another big book. The Devil’s Punchbowl is a continuation of the Penn Cage series by Greg Iles. At 736 pages it had to be good to keep my attention with everything else that’s going on in my life.

The plot centers around the evil that has come to Penn’s small town where he is now the Mayor. It involves gambling, prostitution and illegal dog fights. There is a bit of a sordid quality about some of the scenes but it is entirely appropriate as much of what he is describing is horrific.

The evil engulfs Penn and his family and most of the book is about the way he deals with it all. The characters are well developed and it’s definitely a page turner. This book won’t appeal to everyone as the subject matter is not the best but the way it’s written and the outcome makes it worth the read.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Contemplating a Kindle

Amazon's Kindle is finally available in Canada. As I mentioned in my last post I'm in the midst of moving and there are a lot of boxes of books! I love being surrounded by books and like being able to hold one in my hands but I've been seriously considering buying a Kindle for the ease of storage and carrying around. I always have a book in my purse and sometimes they are heavy!

So readers of my blog, do you have a Kindle? Do you like it? Is it worth the $300.00 or so that Amazon is currently charging for it? I'd love to hear from any of you that use one.

Or how about a Sony e-reader?