If you read this blog then you know I inadvertently set myself a little project in regards to downloading samples of books on my kindle to see if I wanted to go and get the real thing. Of the first few that I downloaded this is the outcome.
Chocolate Wars – Deborah Cadbury. Seen this mentioned on blogs and I do like chocolate. If I cannot eat it as much as I want perhaps I should read about it instead? RESULT – The introduction to this book was quite interesting, and the reviews on Amazon rate it highly. It is going to be one for the wish list or a library loan.
Live and Let Die – Ian Fleming. Read Casino Royale not long after the Daniel Craig film came out. Wanted to try another Fleming book having enjoyed the first and also the Sebastian Faulks James Bond novel as well. RESULT –I enjoyed the beginning of this, and it takes you right into the world of Bond! Time I corrected the fact that I have only read one of Fleming’s books.
Christmas at Harrington’s – Melody Carlson. Kept looking at this over Christmas on Amazon, not sure whether a Christmas book will work so well in February. RESULT – What an interesting start to a book. However, I think this will have to go on hold until much nearer Christmas.
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death – M.C. Beaton. Read this many years ago, recommended by my mum. Did not really like it then, but wanted to give it another go and see if being older gives me a different opinion on it. RESULT –straight into either loving or loathing Agatha Raisin from the first few pages. I know I have read one of them in the past but long before I started recording these things. Having checked my mum’s shelf, it is not on there although there are other Agatha Raisin’s. So I will have to get this one and for 99p it will be cheaper on the kindle.
Snobbery with Violence – M.C. Beaton. Discovered these on Amazon and are Edwardian Murder Mysteries. I am rather into these at the moment so wanted to see how I would get on with this one. RESULT– Hooked yet again on a cosy mystery. I think it is the combination of an age gone past as well as the crime/murder element of it as well. This book will be bought at some point!
Moab is My Washpot – Stephen Fry. Currently listening to this via my ipod. Not struggling with the subject matter or the narration by the author. I seem to keep get lost as to where exactly in the book I am when start to listen again. Whereas I never have this trouble when reading an actual book even if I have not read any of it for a couple of days. RESULT –I struggle with audio books. I was much more captured by reading the book than listening to it. I will keep a look out for this book when I am trawling the charity shops or at the library.
Of the ones I had already given a result for on my first post this is what has happened.
Chocolate Wishes – Trisha Ashley– Purchased in Feb 2011. Read in Feb 2011!
The King’s Speech -Mark Logue & Peter Conradi– Have downloaded the full book and this will be the next to read on my kindle after Little Women. Well that is the plan.
Little Women – Lousia M Alcott. Thoroughly enjoying this and it has been an eye opener for me. Having never got into it as a child. I am so much like Jo! Handy really considering that is my name. I have marked some lovely passages through the book and when I do a review I will share them with you all.
I am going to continue with downloading the samples and giving them a go, and I expect there will be more posts like this in the future.