You may notice mention below of a Kindle Paperwhite. I recently bought one, and absolutely love it. It is a perfect little device. Why would I buy one when I've got an early Kindle and a Nook? Well, because I was using way too many batteries in my reading light. Often I'd fall asleep at night and wake in the morning with the little light right in my eyes. The light in the Paperwhite (and how I love that name) goes off after a few minutes. It is adjustable from quite dim to very bright. The 'print' is very readable. The dictionary is the best yet. It is a touch machine with only an on and off button. It plugs into the computer so I can get downloadable books from the library. As I said, perfect.
In accordance with my post about giving up long book reports, here are some brief notes about this month's reading.
62. Mr. Churchill's Secretary
by Susan Elia MacNeal
library book 27
Kindle Paperwhite book 2
Fun, interesting, great setting - London and Bletchley Park in World War II, winning heroine and good supporting characters. And a glimpse of Winston Churchill himself. Delightful.
61. The Poisoner's Handbook
Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
by Deborah Blum
library book 26
Kindle Paperwhite book 1
One of the most fascinating books I've ever read. I can't praise it highly enough. It reads like a fictional thriller. Great writing, compelling subject.
60. Lights! Camera! Murder! book 5 in the Jake Russo series
by Phil Edwards
Kindle book 19
Hollywood is making a series based on Gary's sense of taste, and the whole crew go out to see how it's going. Of course there is a murder. I am so fond of these characters.
59. A Conspiracy of Friends - book 3 in the Corduroy Mansions series
by Alexander McCall Smith
library book 25
Nook book 22
After a rather so-so report on the second in this series, I am glad I went on to the third. I liked it much better. The characters seemed more like real people, and of course the author's kindness abounds throughout.
58. My Hippie Grandmother
by Reeve Lindbergh
illustrated by Abby Carter
children's book, 2003
library book 24
reported on here
57. Holiday Grind - book 8 in the Coffeehouse Mysteries series
by Cleo Coyle
Kindle book 18
fifteenth book for the Foodies Read 2 Challenge 2012
reported on here.