Friday, January 31, 2014

January Reads...

I read a lot.  I mean A LOT! I got a Kindle a couple years ago and the convenience of being able to instantly buy a book really amped up my reading.  I also love that there are a ton of free and super cheap books for Kindle, so I tend to stock up on those and read them in between things on my must read list.

For the month of January here is a list and my comments on the books I have read...

Domestic Apparition by Meg Tuite
This was a freebie for Kindle when I downloaded it, but it looks like now it is $2.99.  I am glad it was free when I snagged it, because I would not have been pleased to have paid for it.  It is a short read, but the character is interesting and the prose is great.  However, I did not enjoy the way the book flowed from one scenario to the next, similar to short stories which I don't usually enjoy.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
I heard nothing but great things about this book and the next two in the series.  Also, I like dystopian novels.  So, of course I had to give it a try.  It was compared to the Hunger Games Trilogy, but I'm not really finding it to be in that league.  I enjoy the writing, the premise and the characters, but the main character in this series doesn't have that same attraction as in The Hunger Games.  I am going to read the next book in the series and maybe then I'll be more hooked.  So far, I am enjoying it though.  It does give me a bit of flash backs to either The Giver or one of the books in that series.

Essential Oil Healing Secrets
This is another Kindle freebie I downloaded.  Someone on the essential oil board I frequent on Facebook shared it, so I thought it would be worth a look.  It is short, not very informative and not well written or edited.  I'm not sure why it doesn't even list an author, just ADISH Books.  Very strange, but there was some interesting information in there and it was free.

The Girl In Room Fourteen by Carol Drinkwater
This is a Kindle Single, a Kindle exclusive short story.  I just started it and have been distracted by all the snow days my child has had from school, so I have not yet finished it, but it does seem good for a short story.

If you would like to read more this year, please check out my friend Toni's blog and enter her Kindle Paperwhite giveaway here.