First up: I'm over at Kirkus today, talking about comfort reading, and what makes a comfort read for me:
Comfort reads are those books that are the reading equivalent of your favorite pajamas, the most fuzzy blanket, the familiar recipe, warm beverages, and everything that makes your body feel cared for and, well, comforted. Books that inspire that same feeling of being cared for are what I call comfort reads, and each reader's comfort read list is a little different.
I am all about comfort reads right now, and not just because it's cold out.
A few promotions and deals for you, too.
First: BooksOnBoard has a 40% code, good for unlimited use and unlimited eligible (read: not Agency) titles until midnight CST Sunday. Use code wishbone to get 40% off!
If you have an iPhone (alas I do not) and use it as an alarm clock, I received an email about a new app that might make your day a little more silly and fun: the Hot Guy Alarm Clock.
Each alarm, or, as they call it, "wakeup experience, is like a miniature romance novel, with the iPhone owner as the main character:"
There are ten 'wakeup experiences,' some examples being "Vampire Castle," "Chateau in France (but You're Spies)," and "Pirate King." It is quite over-the-top and goofy.
This could either be hilarious or eyebrow raising, or both. If you have an iPhone and you download it, let me know what you think?
Finally, Avon has a bunch of different specials, including a slew of Suzanne Enoch books at $3.99.
Which one of these do you recommend - and if you say all of them, my ereader is going to weep a lot. I've read some Enoch books and enjoyed them, but am not sure which ones of these to grab. If you're an Enoch Expert, which ones should we buy on sale?