Fred, (my daughter, the English major) encouraged me to read more (does that mean she wants me to write less?). To that end, I’ve been trolling for YA books that I can read on my Kindle Fire. Speaking of trolling, I was listening to KUOW here in Seattle on my way home from class and Neil Gaiman read his short story Troll-Bridge just as I was crossing the 520 toll bridge—ironic. I was captivated by the story and his voice—he’s fun to listen to on a dark night. I drove a bit faster under the bridges so unfortunately, I arrived home far too soon, and I didn’t get to hear the end of the story. The hero was about to give his girlfriend to the troll. This morning I did a bit of research and discovered the story is available on Kindle in a compendium Smoke and Mirrors (and in a number of other books). It’s a bit pricey at $9.99, so I’ll look for it at the 1/2 price bookstore here in Redmond.
I also got a helpful tweet from the writing couple M.A. Leslie, so I took a look at the preview of their book The Missing and five minutes later I was hooked. This one I bought ($.99). It’s a captivating story of a boy and “the children” that live (?) across the abyss in his basement.I can’t wait to read it. I’ll post a review once I finish it. There’s something to be said for a low Kindle price…
The Owl Wrangler, still only $1.95 on Kindle