Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
You're one in a million,
But I can't be totally true.
You see, I love electronic books. But I don't want to completely break away from print books. That annoys my electronic reader (she's a little jealous of print books), but she'll just have to live with it.
It was love at first sight when Katie, my Kindle, arrived on Feb. 27, 2009. She's changed my life forever. For the better. Lots of late nights -- reading and also searching for bargain and/or free books. By the way, I've found that freebooksifter.com is the best place to hunt for free Kindle books. What I like about this website is the ability to sort through all the freebies (using the categories on the left side of the page) and quickly get down to what interests you. Live links to Amazon are provided.
Katie, my Kindle, is terrific in so many ways. She's even inspired me to write some stories about electronic readers. The latest, "The Meddlesome Mensch," is published at Kings River Life Magazine. It's a tale of an electronic reader who comes to the rescue of his owner just in the nick of time. Whew!
Katie also encouraged me to find a digital publisher, Untreed Reads, "Digital Reads for a Worldwide Audience." My stories published by them are available at just about any place where ebooks are sold, including Amazon, B&N and Apple’s iBookstore. Or they can be read in the digital collection of the Westchester Library System.
And this week, because of my interest in Katie and electronic books, I've landed a radio gig as a guest on Blog Talk Radio. On Valentine's Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, 10-11 a.m, I'll be on "Westchester on the Level." The show is also archived, and the podcast usually goes up a few hours after the completion of the show. I'll be talking with host Hezi Aris about LOVE of print books vs. LOVE of electronic books. Also, I plan to tell listeners about a story of mine, "The Jurors Who Knew Too Much," that will soon be published by Untreed Reads. I hope it will be a fun hour.
Oh, and you may want to check out my latest spoof, “Richard III: Even Non-Brits Want Him,” which appears on a British website.
Happy Valentine's Day!