Book Updates

I am here! I am still reading,  just not blogging as much these days due to not finishing as many books! But here’s a bookish update, even if I don’t have a review to post yet.

  • Amazon and Goodreads, huh? Makes sense for Amazon, but I can’t be totally happy about it, because 1) I fear that this will  further hurt the indies; and 2) I have heard that a lot of people are cancelling their accounts because of 1). I will keep an open mind but also I am worried that Amazon will affect the spirit of Goodreads… I am not totally anti-Amazon, but I am a staunch supporter of the indies. I’m torn.
  • I am enjoying my current read – Me Before You by JoJo Moyes- quite a bit. And I just started an audiobook – A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash – which is one of the best audio productions I’ve ever listened to. It’s like listening to a play.
  • I gave The Red House by Mark Haddon a try on audio as well. It’s a book told by eight different perspectives, with one narrator. The perspective changes every few paragraphs, which is very hard to follow on audio. I am switching over to the paper version.
  • My twin daughters are reading one my all-time favorite books from childhood – The Westing Game. It is so much fun talking about it with them and re-experiencing it.
  • Jennifer Close has a new book coming out! I loved Girls in White Dresses, so I am looking forward to getting The Smart One too. ARC is on its way…
  • Only 2 months to BEA!

OK, I am on vacation for a few days so hopefully I will get some reading in. Back soon!


  • March 31, 2013 - 7:21 am | Permalink

    I remember thinking when I read The Red House that it would be really hard to do an audio edition of that book!

    • gayle
      April 1, 2013 - 11:21 pm | Permalink

      Yes, definitely. Just started the hardcover and it is SO much more enjoyable!

  • March 31, 2013 - 10:16 am | Permalink

    Have a Happy Easter and enjoy your vacation!

    • gayle
      April 1, 2013 - 11:20 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Kathy – same to you!

  • April 1, 2013 - 10:32 am | Permalink

    I loved Me Before You! Definitely one of my favorites from the past few months. I resisted the book for a while because the description seemed depressing, but I’m glad I tried it. And I didn’t know that Jennifer Close has a new book coming out. So jealous that you got a review copy!

    • gayle
      April 1, 2013 - 11:20 pm | Permalink

      I know! I am psyched for the ARC to come. Really loved GIWD.

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