Today is the day I have been waiting for–Doctor Sleep is finally here!! At 5:00 this morning I checked my Kindle and it had downloaded–I still think it is amazing that books arrive just like that. But I also loved the pre-Kindle days when I would order a book (thinking the later Harry Potters) and it would arrive the day of release. I also got excited, and still get excited, when the a book I requested from the library is FINALLY available.
I haven’t started reading yet, and I realize that all my excitement will probably lead to some sort of let-down. But I’m kind of a King geek (my college lit profs and I would go round and round about him. I still think he is a great writer, and just because he can scare the bejesus out of me doesn’t mean he can’t set a scene and create real, deep, believable characters), so even a little let down will make me read it again. And maybe again after that.
I also am nearly finished with a book that I am enjoying, and it is a library book that I waited for and downloaded as soon as it was available (and said a quiet ‘yes’ when it did become available.) It isn’t as good as I hope Doctor Sleep will be, but it is good. It is another series I have followed for years–Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus by Faye Kellerman. The latest one is The Beast, and I will finish it before I read King. But I am hoping to start Doctor Sleep tonight or tomorrow. So, I will slog through work today, read the other book during stolen moments, and get to my newest book as soon as possible.
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This looks like a really great book. “The Disenchanted Widow” is the story of a widow in the 1980’s and her young son in Ireland, running from the IRA who believe they have the ill-gotten gains from a bank heist. She ends up in an Ulster town, where a mystery needs to be solved. $3.99.
Very much chick-lit and lots of fun. “Changing Lanes” is the story of Abby Halliday, a woman whose dreams of a perfect life fall apart and she comes to terms with imperfection. $1.99.
I loved this book. I bought it as soon as I found out it was JK Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith. I actually had been looking at it prior to that, but just hadn’t bought it. She does a great job of setting up a mystery and creating a believable cast of characters. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” is worth a read. $5.99.