Thursday, November 22, 2012


Mo Hayder

I read an average of two books a week, not all of them are great.
Gone by Mo Hayder is the kind of book that is difficult to put down.
The story pulled me in and kept me reading well past bedtime.
I'd love to see this book turned into a movie.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Being a Mom

Not Super Models

Well, since this blog is about reading, I am sharing a link to an article my daughter found and shared with me.
I've shared this link on FaceBook, Twitter and StumbleUpon, so if you follow me there too, then you already know about this amazing article written by Allison Tate.
As a mother and grandmother, I highly recommend reading

The Mom Stays in the Picture.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Amazon Reviews

Adobe Classroom in a Book

Another review on Amazon now live.
This time for Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a book Kindle edition.
I open the book on one screen and do the lessons on the other.
No pressure to follow the rest of the class, and I can work in my pj's
I can also read the book on my iPad, no Kindle required.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tea and England


If you read authors like Mo Hayder, you often find scenes where tea and cakes are served.

I often wondered how it all got started and found this interesting article on the subject.

Afternoon Tea



Thursday, November 15, 2012


Reading Apps

One of the main reasons I will buy a book from one retailer over another is price.

So I wonder if most people do the same.

Another is availability and of course the app itself.

Up until recently, I read Kobo editions on a Kobo Touch or my desktop.

I kept the Kindle editions for desktop reading also since I don't have a Kindle device.

Now I can read both editions on the iPad, including the magazines from Zinio.

Now I am reading Skin by Mo Hayder with the iBook app.

I love the fact that I don't need a book light.

The last printed book I bought is Bones Are Forever by Kathy Reichs.

She is one of my favourite authors, but I still haven't started reading the book.

That is why I am preparing my first publication as an ePUb edition.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Posting with iPad

First post using Blogsy app for iPad.

Now I don't need to wait until I can work on my desktop in the office.


I've been testing reading apps and until this morning, Kobo worked fine.

When I opened my book this morning, the pages were shaky.


The Kindle of course works great.

I uninstalled the Nook since readers in Canada cannot buy e-books from Barnes and Noble, that is very annoying.


This morning I finished Skin by Mo Hayder.

She ended the story with a major cliff hanger.

Which of course means I will read the next one.


Thursday, November 8, 2012


Mo Hayder

Years ago, I started to avoid books with violent scenes.
Certain authors include them more than others, and I stopped reading them.
I read to distract me from my daily routine and to escape for a short while, not for getting nightmares.

Reading a negative review about a certain author made me curious enough to read a preview chapter on her latest book.
I am now reading a fourth book by Mo Hayder, Skin .
She doesn't pull the punches.
At the end of the previous book, Ritual, the author shares her reasons for creating DI Jack Caffery and police diver Flea Marley. She also introduces us to The Walking Man, an interesting character with a violent past. She puts into words the thoughts you might have in the same situation and hopefully never act on them.