Saturday, November 19, 2016
Jason Goodwin, Ruth Downey and Eric Ambler once again. I read a series by Lisa See that is so eye-opening on the topic of modern China. So well written. Dragon Bones, The Interior and Flower Net. Excellent. In ebooks the selection is pretty eclectic. I have The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as a bunch of self-published on AMAZON novels that aren't bad. You really have to be careful in the area of the self-published stuff, so very many are just drek. I have read the worst book a few times, but try to stay away from anything that has bad reviews with which I can relate. So far the best self-published stuff I have come across is the light series of Folly Beach mysteries by Bill Noel, the Roman era series by Robert Colton, and a few others. If I feel inclined I might do a book review occasionally of one or more of these books. If I mention them I recommend them, be sure of that. I don't write negative reviews. I try to write positive reviews and if the book has any merit at all I do that. If it does not I skip writing. The art of crafting a novel or any book at all is difficult. The problem with self-publishing is that lots of people do it with little or no concern for the element of talent. All those editors at publishing houses that spend time reading books submitted by hopefuls have my utmost sympathy.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Eyelets in the Seams. Kinda droll too because my last post there was all about my vintage ironing board. What could be more fascinating than that I ask you!