First big news: for my birthday, I got a Kindle! Woohoo! I already loved using Kindle for the ipod. Now, I have a full-sized Kindle! The Kindle will probably never replace actual books for me, but I really like to read on the Kindle, and the convenience of carrying so many books at one time is great. There are also so many ways to get free or cheap Kindle books. I use Daily Cheap Reads to find free and really cheap books every day.
I finished several light, easy reading books over the holidays:
Unlocked is Karen Kingsbury's newest stand alone novel. It is a sweet story about an autistic boy whose silent world is unlocked by the power of music and the love of friends. Holden Harris and Ella Reynolds were friends as toddlers, until autism locked Holden in a silent world. When they meet again as high school students, Ella's friendship and her music ability help to draw Holden out even as the two of them are used by God to do a special work in the lives of their fellow students.
Intervention was one of my free Kindle reads. It is a suspense novel by one of my favorite- Terri Blackstock. Emily Covington needs intervention to deal with her drug problems. She is headed to another state with an interventionist to a drug rehab program when her interventionist is found dead in the airport and Emily is nowhere to be found. Did Emily murder her interventionist to escape or is she herself in danger now?
The End of Summer was another Rosamunde Pilcher book that I had missed in the past. I found it at the last library book sale. It is the story of Jane who leaves her father in America to go visit family in Scotland. On her journey, she learns things about her family that she never knew and finds out the truth about the man she loved for many years. As she makes these discoveries, she also finds a new and sweet love.
All of these were good reads- light, easy, and escapist reading- some of my favorite reading.