I finished the ebook I was reading on my phone, No Longer a Gentleman by Mary Jo Putney, a historical romance full of adventure. The heroine spies for the English, working against Napoleon. The hero has been imprisoned in France for ten years. She rescues him and thus begins a tale with chase scenes, Channel crossings, and changes in both of their lives.
This was the first full-length novel I’ve read in the ebook format. Who knew that it was going to take a reader app on my phone to make that finally work for me? I always assumed that when I got a smart phone I’d put a few games on it for entertainment in odd moments. It turns out that I like having a novel in my pocket a whole lot better!
I’m still reading three books that I started last week:
- The Hundred Year Diet: America’s Voracious Appetite for Losing Weight by Susan Yager
- Abdication by Juliet Nicolson
- Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
I’ve started working through another classic writing book: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.
The new novel that I downloaded into my phone is The Bro-Magnet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. For some reason from things I read, I thought it was a romance. It’s not — at least, not in the genre sense of the word. Rather, it’s a funny story told in first person from the point of view of Johnny Smith who is popular among the guys but clueless around women.
I have no idea — I’m pretty flummoxed that I’m reading five books at once!
It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.