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Fill your #Kindle with ebooks – why not try the ‘Identity Detective’ series

Bored on Boxing Day? Fill your #Kindle with new ebooks by authors new to you. Or start that book you’ve been meaning to read and haven’t got around to buying? So what’s my ‘Identity Detective’ series all about? Rose Haldane, journalist and identity detective, reunites the people lost through adoption. The stories you don’t see on television shows. The difficult cases. The people who cannot be found, who are thought lost forever. And each new challenge makes Rose re-live her own adoption story, each birth mother and father, adopted child, and adoptive parent she talks to, reminds her of her own birth mother Kate. Each book in the ‘Identity Detective’ series considers the viewpoint of one person trapped in this horrible dilemma. In the first book of the series, Ignoring Gravity, it is Rose’s experience we follow as an adult discovering she was adopted as a baby. Connectedness is the story of a birth mother, her hopes and anxieties, her guilt and fear, and her longing to see her baby again. Here’s what some readers said about ‘Ignoring Gravity’ 5* “Ignoring Gravity is a very enjoyable read from beginning to end. The warm story will tear at your heart strings one moment,
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Categories: Book Love.

Want to read Ignoring Gravity but don’t own a Kindle?

Don’t have a Kindle but want to read Ignoring Gravity as an ebook? No problem, just download the free app for computer, tablet [iPad and Android] or mobile. Never read an e-book, not sure if it’s for you? I read both paperbooks and e-books, my simple rule is if it is a book by a favourite author, one I know I will want to re-read and cherish in the future, I buy the paper version. If it’s an author new to me, a genre I’m unfamiliar with, or a book bought simply for ‘easy reading’, I buy the e-book.The advantages of e-books are:- E-books are cheaper to buy and don’t waste paper. Turn the page by tapping the screen. Change the typesize to suit your eyesight. Easy-to-read screen in direct sunlight, excellent for summer holiday reading. Read in bed at night with Kindle’s low-level light which doesn’t disturb your other half. Take as many books as you want on holiday, on your Kindle – no worries about luggage allowance. Open your Kindle at exactly the place you stopped reading. Buy your Kindle book at Amazon, turn your Kindle to the wi-fi setting and the book magically appears in an instant. All
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Categories: Book Love and My Novel: 'Ignoring Gravity'.

My to-read shelf is out of control

I seriously have to stop buying books. My to-read shelf is out of control.For the next month I will not:- a) Browse on Amazon; b) Go into any Oxfam shop; c) Avoid my local bookshop like the plague. I average three books per visit. My last visit was motivated by the need to buy poetry after Seamus Heaney’s death, I left with Death of a Naturalist plus Robert Graves’ Selected Poems. On my Kindle there are 51 items on the menu, but that includes the complete works of Dickens and Austen plus various omnibuses by Jo Nesbo and MC Beaton. Not all of it is fiction, there are a few tennis biographies and guide books left over from our USA tour last year. Unread gems awaiting me include Doppler by Erland Loe, Ferney by James Long, and Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver. Some are read – The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin, The Hunger Games trilogy, Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. Some books on my Kindle are on my ‘must-read-before-I-die’ list eg War and Peace, and all of Ford Madox Ford. My to-read bookshelf, behind the door in the spare bedroom, is much more eclectic. From Granta to Haruki Murakami’s IQ84 which I was given
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Categories: Book Love.