Aliens in the Barn

Monday, June 13, 2011

Recent Move and Kindle Purchase

I've been away from this blog for awhile. We just completed our 7th move in 9 years. Yup, you heard that correctly.

It's hard to believe I've been married for nine years already, but even harder to wrap my head around the fact that we've moved seven times in that amount of time! People say that a relationship can survive if you can successfully move with your partner. Well, I'd say my relationship with my husband is rock solid;) As much as we were dreading this move, it went marvelously smoothly. I suppose now is the time I say that I move a lot because of my husband's job. I could probably say the same for my job, since I'm constantly on the road, but we usually only change locations for his job.

We love the house we are in now. We did not change assignments, so we're in the same place, but this house is so much nicer and better than the other house that if feels like a whole new place! We've already been here for nearly a year (in DC), but it is so different in this new house. The physical location of the new house is a little further to the east than the other house we were in, but we haven't really gone anywhere new at all. It's very weird for things to feel so different. It is a good different, though; a great different.

On other news, I just bought a Kindle yesterday *dance* So many people have these things and a friend of mine in California got one recently. Then my digging partner boasted of how awesome hers is and how she wants to share some steamy Sci-Fi Romance books with me after hearing me constantly talk of my writing while we dig. I've also done some research recently on Kindle Direct Publishing, so it was inevitable that I finally get one.

I've been navigating through all the menu stuff and finally figured out a few things on Amazon and bought my first book just before I started typing this blog entry; "Breeder" by Lyssa Hart.

I have no idea, but this feels like a self-published book. I nearly did not buy it after reading the first few pages of the sample, but I loved the description of the plot so much that I wanted to give it a better chance than that. By the end of the sample, I wanted it. I haven't had time to read it fully yet, but I really like the concept. It seems like others might like it too, but it would be good if Ms. Hart could go to those first pages and condense those run-on sentences down some and correct the spelling errors.

Once I'm done with the story, I'll give it a full review. The author only has three reviews and the book was published last July. I don't know if that should be telling me something, but I'm giving it a shot anyway:) As I've already said, she certainly has a great description going.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure how I feel about the Kindle myself. I much prefer books, but I think it would be fantastic to have while traveling. Books are heavy! And you made a good point, if you're publishing on one you should know how it works.

    Let us know how 'Breeder' turns out. I love finding unpopular books and giving them love.