Friday, February 11, 2011

RNA Pure Passion Awards and My iPad

Yesterday the short list for the RNA Passion Awards was announced here. And by all accounts they had a marvellous champagne breakfast (jealous - who me?). I was delighted to see certain names on the short list particularly Jan Jones' for FORTUNATE WAGER on the LOVE STORY OF THE YEAR list. I first read an excerpt of this book on Jan's website and fell in love with her heroine Caroline. She stayed with me while I waited for this book to come and I could read her whole story. I wasn't disappointed and read the book in one sitting....

I have several of the other short listed books on my TBR pile (unfortunately some of them in London - Sarah Duncan's KISSING MR WRONG and Christina Courtenay's TRADE WINDS). I love Lousie Allen's books - they are my 'I need a treat books' but I haven't read the short listed THE PIRATICAL MISS RAVENHURST. The same applies to Elizabeth Chadwick's TO DEFY A KING and Chistina Jones' and Jill Mansell's....

So whats a reader to do will TBR piles in three different locations...I'm beginning to think it's my iPad that's the answer. I was sceptical about ebooks - you can't read them in the bath for a start but...

So I downloaded SISTERS by Rosamund Lupton. Great book and a pleasant reading experience. I wouldn't say i was hooked but I was close. When Jeffrey Deaver was here in Dubai I wanted to read one of his books before I met him...click..THE VANISHED MAN was in my hands and I was turning pages if you know what I mean.(and the sod kept me up! Don't worry I called him a so and so when I met him and he was delighted)

So I would like to read the short listed authors - especially as I have finished my heavy edit YAY...so I am going to see whose books I can buy digitally...and I might even buy TRADE WINDS again because its on a special Valentines deal at £2.49 and I don't want to wait until I'm back in London to read it. Now if all the publishers of the short listed books put them in a group and did a Valentine's Deal I'd be a very happy ereader....

6 comments:

Flowerpot said...

I haven't read any of these but always like Jo Jo Moyes' books. And glad to see Ruth Saberton is on thelist - I interviewed her last year and she's had a lot of bad health recently so that should cheer her up.

Jan Jones said...

Thank you, Liz! What a lovely comment - made my morning!

See you at the awards do next month, I hope.

HelenMHunt said...

A Valentine's deal is such a good idea! Well done to all on the list.

Jenny Beattie said...

Ooh I don't know how I'd manage with books in three places.

I still mostly read real books but I got an ipad for Valentine's Day (I got it early!) and using the kindle app, ebooks download (or do they upload) onto my iphone and the ipad. It's the iphone I mostly read on because that ALWAYS goes with me whereas I don't always take the ipad out.

Debs Carr said...

There are so many fabulous books on the shortlists. I'm sure you'll enjoy Trade Winds, it's such a wonderful book and I'm so pleased it's up for an award.

liz fenwick said...

FP - I've not read JoJo before but a friend said this book was great. Looking forward to meeting Ruth at the awards.

Jan - you know how i feel about the book.

Helen - I think ChocLit's idea was brilliant.

JJ - it's tough but at least that DH doesn't know how big the TRB actually is :-)

lx