Monday, February 17, 2014

Musing Mondays - February 17

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing:

For a while I was downloading a ton of free Kindle books to my device. I still do upon occasion, but I am much more selective now. Here is a short list of books I probably wouldn't have on my device if they weren't free, not because they don't sound interesting, but because I wouldn't have paid for them if I already had plenty of reading material here:

I'm not much of a fantasy fan, so this isn't a genre I would generally download anyway. I realize, however, that the young adult market is filled with fantasy titles and I like to try out books in genres I don't usually read.

This book is about our need for ultimate love and understanding. Set in today's society where self-doubt, bullying, broken homes and brokenness is rampant, this book is a must read.

"Seventh Dimension - The Door" is a first-hand account of a young girl, Shale Snyder, who is treated unfairly by her family, school, and classmates. Fear distorts her sense of self-worth and she is enveloped with guilt because of a secret from her past.

While on a sojourn similar to Christian in "Pilgrim's Progress," Shale discovers talking animals and a handsome young man with whom she falls in love. Her journey is one of self-discovery as she battles personal demons, family conflict, wicked underlings, and comes face-to-face with a personal decision she must make - bound up in the king she meets in first century Israel.

Contemporary romance is another genre I don't read a ton of. I enjoy it when I dabble in this genre, but I prefer historical romance.

Book One: Almost Perfect

was always the artistic one of the group, full of life from her saucy
red curls to her vintage hippie skirts. Her challenge, the friends
decide, is to get her artwork accepted at a gallery. A job as arts
director at a summer camp near Santa Fe--with its thriving art
scene--seems like just the thing.

There's just one catch: The
camp is run by Maddy's high school flame, Joe, whose heart she smashed
when she chose her art over marriage to him. His anger over the breakup
hasn't cooled one bit. But neither has their attraction.

desires burn hotter than ever as Joe makes it clear there's only one way
back into his heart: She has to get serious about the art career she
once valued above all else. But will falling in love help or hinder
Maddy as she struggles to meet her challenge?

This one sounds like a fabulous book. The cover is a bit creepy.

Samuel Carsten is a mild mannered academic who is summoned to the reading of his grandfather's will. The reading slowly spirals out of control as he learns he must take part in a complicated game to keep a horrible family secret buried. He must survive for twenty four hours trying to right the wrongs of the past while being chased by a relentless assassin. If he succeeds the past stays hidden and he becomes rich beyond his imagination. If he fails it could cost him his life!

Do you own any digital books you might not have downloaded if they weren't free?


Anonymous said...

When I first got my kindle I downloaded all sorts of books that I wouldn't have bought and found some great authors that way. I still look at the kindle daily deal every day but I try to be a little more restrained as I have way too many books already :-)

JC Jones said...

I have some of the free books that I would not have purchased. Some time whe they are the first in a series I end up buying the others.

Anonymous said...

I actually did the same thing when I got my kindle - downloaded a whole bunch of free books. But I've slowed down some.


Unknown said...

I have become more selective with my kindle freebies too. I have read too many not so great free books through amazon.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. i appreciate your stopping by. Glad I am not the only one with a freebie habit.