NOTHING, too many things going on (read more doctors apps.). I did attend a virtual conference called Book Bloggers and Authors Online Conference that was very interesting. As a result I spent time setting up my first author interview.
The Ghost of Manhattan by George Mann. It wasn’t terrible, just seemed too familiar. And that reason sound weak and lame, given how much I enjoy reading rewritten fairy tales and myths. After all, aren’t The Shadow, Batman, The Phantom, etc. just modern myths, those stories that seem to seep into everyone consciousness sometimes without every encountering the original source. Maybe I’ll try it again later when my brain isn’t so easily distracted.
Blood Smoke and Mirrors by Robyn Bachar — I am not very far into this one, but I like the voice so far.(purchased for NOOK) Doesn’t it have a cool cover? To be honest I think that is what drew me in.
The Shallows by Nicholas Carr — Did you know that Gutenberg couldn’t pay back his loans so, he lost his press and left printing forever? (purchased from Audible.com)
And in Other News:
Jacket Whys links to an interesting article about “the lost art of cover design” and I have to admit a cover does draw me into a book. I may not buy it because wholly based on the cover, but I certainly pick many a book up because of it.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is organized by Sheila over at Book Journey. Be sure to stop by her site and read the great blogs of the other participates.
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