Sunday, February 1, 2015

January Reads

I honestly don't remember a month in my life when I read so few books. There has been a lot going on in my life. I'm loving my job as manager of the New Castle Branch Library and researching several things I'm interested in. I've developed some vision problems that have limited the amount of time I can read but hopefully in the next few weeks that will be behind me. The other limit on my reading has been my dh has discovered cable tv and we now have pretty much unlimited high speed internet which equates to binge watching tv series on Netflix so there has been a lot more watching than reading going on. Fortunately February is off to a good start. Today I read Fairest, the latest in Marissa Meyers' excellent Lunar Chronicles, got more than halfway through reading Black Dove, White Raven on my iPhone before my eyes gave up, and then relaxed with the very enjoyable first 90 pages of Moonlit Water by Win and Meredith Blevins.

Anyway here are the books I finished reading in January. It was great to read a couple by favorite authors, some quality SF, great YA, a couple of romances reviewed for Booklist, as well as a few that I read just to be outside my comfort zone.


  1. I just found your blog and love it. I am an avid reader and I hope to be an author one day. I have a few questions. I am disabled and it is hard for me to hold a book for long. I cannot find the type of book holder that I need. Do you know of software or a device that can scan a printed book and either put it on my computer screen or read it to me?

    1. Hi Tami, Thanks for the kind words and best wishes on your future writing career. There are devices that can do what you need as well as devices that can hold a book and turn the pages. Contact your local library to see if they can put you in contact with the agencies in your area that help people with assistive technologies. If you don't have access to a library that can help you, contact the National Library Service