So, I have a Kindle Fire. And it is SO much easier to make collections on it than on a Kindle reader. I have collections coming out my wazoo.
I got a really neat idea: why not make a "Review" collection. Just add books I want to talk about here and I'd always have something to say. :-)
Not so much. *hangs head in shame*
My review collection now has eight books in it and many more I know I forgot to put in there. Quite a few of the eight books might as well be new territory to me because I've forgotten the story line, the characters and most everything else about them. And there's a couple I think I might have already talked about, but I can't remember and God forbid I remember to use tags/labels!
So, before I can talk about any book in my "Review" collection, I'll have to reread it and even then it'll be a near run thing that it ever see the light of Farts. What books are in there now?
1. Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost
2. The Unseen by Katherine Webb (can't remember a thing about this one)
2. The Deal by Elle Kennedy
4. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
5. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
6. Truly by Ruthie Knox (another one lost in the mists of my mind)
7. Rock Hard by Nalini Singh ( now this one I remember!)
8. The Martian by Andy Weir (what a great book, but I have no idea what to say about it!)
There was a review of Opening Up by Lauren Dane over on Dear Author this morning and I'm really torn about trying this book.
On the one hand, as far as the plot, characters, etc. go, it sounds so good. On the other hand, Dane does write erotica, doesn't she? I'm not into BDSM so much (read not at all), but an erotica would make it hard to just skim the sex, wouldn't it? Otherwise, it sounds like a great story and may do for auto design what Joanna Wylde and Kristen Ashley did for motorcycles.
For right now, I've put it in my Amazon Wishlist and there it shall stay until I find out something definitive.
I find myself collecting old favorites in e, despite the fact that I have most of them in hardcover. The latest is the Rhapsody series by Elizabeth Hayden.
And I've got a lot more Georgette Heyers in e than I had realized. One can never have too many Heyers, that's what I say.
Then there's Barbara Hambly, Catherine Cookson, Diana Gabaldon (but just the first three), Elizabeth Vaughan, Elizabeth Moon, J D Robb, Jennifer Crusie, Joshilyn Jackson, Judith Tarr, Kate Elliott (I love her Jaran series!),LaVyrle Spencer, Lisa Klepas and Loretta Chase and oh, so many, many more. I'll never get all the books I've loved in e; there are so many. And I don't have the time (I am an old fart, afterall) or the money to do it right.
Oh! Forgot Rosamund Pilcher! And Robin McKinley - why won't they release the Blue Sword in e?
I do know why I don't do "professional" reviews. It's because a good review requires you to think, plan and execute. Me? I don't think so much these days. I retired from thinking when I retired from the work force.
So I pay no attention to politics, right or left, I don't much care about all the 'isms' floating around. I want to lose myself in another world and forget about this one. Because really, nothing ever really changes, does it? The human condition is either boring or depressing and it's why I have to have a HEA these days.
Thankfully, I have a lot of portals to other worlds and I use them constantly. As I'm about to do now. :-)