Welcome to our new date for reader shares, likes, and book talk.
Did you take time to relax with a few good books over the holidays?
I read the awesome and scary Friend Me by Jay Faubion, a new thriller that's coming out in February. I won't say much except that it's Virtual meets Reality in a really creepy way. Sure to create some good discussion about the state of marriage today, Friend Me explores loneliness and today's society that will make you want to keep your computer cameras off and change your garage door locks often. Watch for it from Howard Books.
I read a cute novella called The Love Thief from homestate author Daisy Jericho. Even more fun, she had pitched the book at an earlier Wisconsin Writers Association conference and, with a few tweaks, scored the contract. A young lady with a boyfriend who set her up as a patsy in a past theft wants to keep her name clear when the jewelry store she works at is robbed. The consultant who works with a detective assigned to the case has a troubling history as well, and sparks fly when the young lady and the consultant match wits to catch the thief.
Christmas Daisy was another cute quick read from Christine Bush. It was recommended by another friend on Facebook, so I tried it. Sweet story about a teacher and principal in a special school in Pennsylvania. I liked the characters and the story. It went awfully quick, though, and this is one of those stories that could be developed into a full-length novel easily. Unfortunately a lot of punctuation errors made me stop and "edit" so often and I felt the story deserved better treatment. Bush has a large repertoire, though, so I will check out a few others.
How about you? Did you read some good stuff?