Sunday, 22 January 2012

Sunday Salon - Just a few books....

 I think this is the first Sunday Salon I have taken part in since Christmas. Where does the time go?

Santa, also known as my beloved bought me a Kindle for Christmas. Which is pretty good for a man who refuses categorically to buy me books! So, I have been exploring the wonders and depths of Amazon and Smashwords for their e-books and in particular the free e-books. I have been alerted to some real wonders and new authors.

I spotted a new series by Barbara Sullivan. Unravelling Ada: A Quilted Mystery Novel, reviewed HERE and a second book in the series, Ripping Abigail, which is my current e-book read. I do hope there is going to be a third book.

Crime Fiction for BeginnersI have also reviewed two very different books - First this e-book Crime Fiction for Beginners by Gervase Shorter reviewed HERE and paperback - Masters: Art Quilts Volume 2 narrated by Martha Sielman; that review is HERE
Masters: Art Quilts, Vol. 2
I also caught up on a much over due review for the Federation of Family History Society's book club - Tracing Your Channel Island Ancestors. This was an informative read, not just in terms of genealogical information, but also the complexities of the administration of the Islands.

I have also delved into cookery e-books. Some are best viewed on my iPad, but that is about my preference as a reader. First up was Master Chef Tom's Burns Night by Tom Bridge. Burns night is of course just a few days away.

Just after Christmas stumbled across a rather interesting collection of Japanese Ukiyo prints by Daniel and Denise Ankele. Mainly prints of flowers, but there are a few views. A fascinating collection and of course best viewed on a colour viewer such as PC or iPad or alike.

Well, that it is it for another week. I am hoping this week to complete my current e-book read and crack on with a few reviews that I have agreed to do. So many books, so little time!

4 comments:

  1. Very cool that you got a kindle! I enjoy ebooks, but haven't really gotten into cookbooks or anything like that for ebooks yet.

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  2. It was Alyce. I didn't really expect to get one, but hubby thought it might reduce the mountain of books!

    For books with pictures viewing through Kindle for iPad or PC is best. If I was cooking using the recipe on the Kindle I would be included to try and photocopy the screen rather than get it mucky!

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  3. The Quilting book looks interesting. I set myself the challenge of learning as many crafts as I can for 2012 and quilting is on the list.

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  4. Yahoo Kindle!! My dear Husband bought me an iPad which I quickly put the Kindle App onto and have started exploring the wonders of e-books. I was a bit resistant previously but I'm a fan now I know they'll never replace my beloved physical book ;)

    I haven't heard of Smashwords, so am off right now to investigate. Thanks for the lead!

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