Saturday, August 25, 2012

Why I hate e-readers

If you're expecting a rant on how e-readers are putting bookstores out of business and ruining the industry then think again. In fact, I LOVE them — and that's the problem. I always told myself that I would never go over to the dark side but one day I caved and that's when it all started.

Currently I have both the Nook and the Kindle apps on my smartphone, tablet and PC. You could say I have a problem. I'm constantly downloading new books to add to my virtual shelves which I read during almost every spare moment of my life. This affects two things: my wallet and my sleep. I'm one of those people who can't put a book down if it's really good. Even if it's 4 a.m. and I have to get up for work in two hours.

Part of the problem is that I no longer have to wait to go to the bookstore to get a copy of the newest release anymore. If I want to read something at 3 a.m. it's one click away. BOOM! I'm in business.

Next week I've got my eye on three books due to be released (Don't worry. I'll tell you which ones I'm excitedly awaiting in tomorrow's post). I plan on downloading them all at once and reading whenever I have any spare moments.

On a side note: At least I don't have to clean off my bookshelf every few months anymore!

I may have a book problem but hey, it could always be worse — I could be addicted to heroin. Although, I guess I'm already addicted to a the heroins in the literary sense. (Corny joke, I know).

Happy reading fellow nerds.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hottest page turners?

What are you reading and absolutely loving right now?

I just read the book "My Boyfriend Merlin" by Priya Ardis. (Available at Barnes & Noble)

It takes the old story of King Arthur and the Round Table and puts a new spin on it. It's got a little bit of everything: legend, action, romance and humor. What more can you ask for?

Welcome to paradise

Ever since I was barely able to walk I've had a book in my hand. Even 20 years later I've never tired from reading everything I could get my hands on. One thing I'm always on the lookout for is new books to read. That's exactly what this blog is for. It's a place for authors and readers alike to promote their works or works they just really like. It can be anything from big bestselling books to some of those hidden gems that deserve some recognition.

My first post will start with the first few chapters of my first short story I'm writing. To set the back story... In addition to being a big book nerd I love all things to do with Greek mythology especially the stories that go along with it. My short story involves the legend of Pandora's Box and what would happen if it survives today.

Feedback, both good and constructive criticism is welcome.

Happy reading fellow nerds

The link will take you to Wattpad where the story is right now.