Tag: ebooks

  • March 2012 Thrillers

    A lot of really cool Thrillers this month!  Happy reading! Stay Close by Harlan Coben The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose Operation Ruby Slipper by John Meyer Scorpion Betrayal by Andrew Kaplan The Devil’s Bones by Larry D. Sweazy The Unseen by Heather Graham The Man from Primrose Lane by James Renner Deliverance: Mortal Path Book […]

  • December 2011 Thrillers

    STILL reading George R.R. Martin!  Wow….a BIG book!  But loving it…. There are 20 new Thrillers for your reading pleasure!  Enjoy and Merry Christmas to all! If I Should Die by Allison Brennan Beyond the Darkness  by Jaime Rush Gun Church and Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman A Vine in the Blood by Leighton Gage The Winslow Incident by Elizabeth […]

  • The New Barnes & Noble Nook: Taking it for a Spin

     (Barry Eisler rocks!) Sandra at the Tracy, CA Barnes & Noble held this up for me to see when I sat down in my favorite spot.  I jumped up, took it, and spent 30 minutes or so playing with it. VERY nice! Having the old Nook; I found out that this one is much faster, […]

  • Barnes & Noble Introduces a New Nook

    Surfing the Internet today I spotted this article from the NY Times stating that a new Nook eReader has been introduced! Very cool. Here are some basics of the $139 eReader: It is WiFi only, it uses e-ink technology so glare will not be a problem, the entire display is touch screen, they claim the […]

  • Amazon Now Sells More E-Books Than Print Books

    Wow!  This happened a lot faster than I thought it would just a couple of short years ago. I was surfing the Internet and saw this article from our friends at Computerworld. Amazon says it sells 105 Kindle based e-books (not counting the free e-books, so these are actual purchases) for every 100 print books. […]

  • Book Review: “Pirate Latitudes” by Michael Crichton

    Genre: Thriller Rating: 3.5 WaterTowers “Pirate Latitudes” was found as a complete manuscript after Michael Crichton’s death in 2008. I have read a lot of bad reviews of “Pirate Latitudes” and, foolishly, let those reviews stand in the way of my reading it in a timely manner. “Pirate Latitudes” is a terrific read! A linear […]

  • The eBook Bookstore

    The eBook Bookstore

    I ran across this article on CNN this morning. Very interesting and very scary for those of us who LOVE books, but, the changes in how bookstores evolve in the next few years will be interesting to watch. To summarize the article:  Borders is going under chapter 11, and Barnes & Noble stock is down […]

  • Book Review: “The Inner Circle” by Brad Meltzer

    Book Review: “The Inner Circle” by Brad Meltzer

    Genre:  Thriller Rating:  4 WaterTowers (Extremely interesting) During the Revolutionary War, the British knew who the American intelligence operatives were and captured them.  Good intelligence is key to winning a war.  George Washington, with the help of Benjamin Tallmadge,  formed a super secret organization called the Culper  Spy Ring (History Channel, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded, WikiPedia) […]

  • Book Review: “The Lost Coast” by Barry Eisler

    Book Review: “The Lost Coast” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller Rating: 4 Watertowers This is only available in electronic form.  You can get it at several online locations including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  This is Barry’s first “self-published book”. “The Lost Coast” refers to a geographically challenged section of Northern California coast where US 1 pushes away from the water and heads […]

  • Book Review: “The Confession” by John Grisham

    Book Review: “The Confession” by John Grisham

    Genre: Thriller Rating: 4 Watertowers Donte Drumm has less than a week to live. He is at the end of a 10 year stay on death row in Texas for killing Sloan (Texas) High School Cheerleader Nicole Yarber.  Her body was never found, and the evidence during the trial was circumstantial at best.  Donte’s lawyer, […]