I love to read.

27 May

I love to read on my Kindle2.

I love to read series fiction.

I love to read series fiction on my Kindle2.

And, I have a new favorite author to add to my list.

Deanna Raybourn writes the Lady Julia Grey series. Raybourn creates memorable, likeable characters who are involved in interesting mysteries with hint of romance.  Set in Victorian England, this series explores lifes of the wealthy in this time period and compares it to those who are less fortunate, including Gypsies, prostitutes, and servants. Lady Julia and her madcap family are thoroughly engaging.

There are three books in the series so far Silent in the Grave , Silent in the Sanctuary and Silent on the Moor.  I’ve read the first two and I’m in the middle of the third.

Best of all, they are available for the Kindle in an enhanced version.  Love them!  Oh, and there’s a contest on Raybourn’s website where the prize is a Kindle2!  Go get one!

If you find you are loving Lady Julia, you may want to check out her more serious, less romatic cousin, Lady Emily. She is similarly a recent widow who solves mysteries in Victorian England.  These books are written by Tasha Alexander and while they are similar, there are also lots of differences as well — mostly in tone and style.  I have read the first in the Lady Emily series:  And Only to Deceive.  I enjoyed it and will read more but I didn’t have to get the whole series and read it over a long weekend.

Oh, Amazon has given Kindle a new feature: The Amazon Reading List webpage.  You will see a list of your Kindle books.  Oddly, at first, I only saw 7 of my books until I chose the option to show more books and then all my books showed up.  You can give a review.  This feature will also allow you to access your highlights and annotations.  This new web service is synched to your Kindle which allows you to see (but not change) these highlights and annotations.  You can also review your books with star ratings and see the overall ratings of the same books.

To get to your Amazon Reading List, just enter http://kindle.amazon.com into your web browser address bar, then log into your account.

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6 Responses to “I love to read.”

  1. jayne 27 May, 2009 at 2:23 am #

    Well now, when I first got my Kindle, Silent in the Sanctuary was being offered as a free download, and I loaded it, but have not read it yet. Nice to see such a good review! I am looking forward to reading it now. :c)

    • Liza Lee Miller 27 May, 2009 at 4:47 am #

      Jayne, I would DEFINITELY get Silent in the Grave and read it first . . . with series books, I always enjoy them more when I read them in order. Being the first book, Silent in the Grave is important to understanding what is going on.

  2. KGMom 27 May, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    Liza–Thanks for the Kindle tip. I just checked it out–and all my books are there. AND–my notes. I didn’t know that–that is really cool.

  3. Phyllis 27 May, 2009 at 4:37 pm #

    Yes, read them in order!

    And YES I love the Silent in the… books!

  4. jayne 6 June, 2009 at 5:16 am #

    Liza, I found that I could get the bundle for $9.99! So, I’ve started Silent in the Grave and have the other two to look forward to as well. Thanks for the heads up, else I’d have read Sanctuary first. I’m thoroughly enjoying Julia thus far. :c)

    • Liza Lee Miller 6 June, 2009 at 4:54 pm #

      They really are delightful reads. I’m most annoyed that I can’t read anymore in the series! I am reading Deanna’s blog though and she says the next one is set in India! Love it!

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