So this is a new thing I'll be doing on Book Hollow once a month. I'll be posting random things (old and new) that I love and just things I think are worth mentioning. So here goes...
I recently discovered Colleen Hoover this month. She has three books available right now—Slammed, Point of Retreat, and Hopeless. Slammed and Point of Retreat are books 1 & 2 in the Slammed trilogy. Book 3 will be coming out late this year (I think). Hopeless is her latest release and the book that turned me on to Hoover's writing. I immediately read Slammed and POR after I finished Hopeless. I loved all three books and will probably read everything Hoover releases.
I first heard about the Tejano music sensation the day she was murdered, March 31, 1995. I had no idea who she was and had never heard her music. After hearing samples of her songs on TV, I wanted to hear more. July 1995 her English album, Dreaming of You, was released and I was hooked! I have numerous Selena CDs (probably 14 or more), books, posters, etc... The posters will never be hung, but remain rolled up and stored along with the rest of the memorabilia I have.
Around the late 90s I had a Selena fansite (since closed) and was lucky enough to have the website featured in a Selena tribute edition of a Houston newspaper. I was also privileged to be asked by the moderator of the official Selena chat forum (at that time) to make some graphics for the forum. Through this I was able to obtain a personalized signed poster of Selena's widower, Chris Perez. I've been able to speak to a select few of Selena's family members and have met many wonderful fans of Selena.
Chris recently released a book about his life with Selena titled To Selena, With Love.
Ha! I just love this show and have been watching it for years. I really like all the personalities of the ghost hunters, especially Jason and Steve. I really liked Grant and hated when he left the show. I have always loved ghosts and the paranormal so this show is my candy on Wednesday nights. I also like to watch the spin-off Ghost Hunters International. I don't watch all those other crap ghost hunting shows on TV though. Just can't get into them and I can't stand the people on them.
My oh my, what would I do without my Kindle? It took me forever to get turned on to the idea of ebooks. I absolutely adore DTE books. I love seeing them on my shelf, the smell, flipping through the pages, etc... I couldn't image wanting to read stories on some clunky hand held device—that is until I got one. My husband got me a Kindle Touch for Christmas in 2011. It hasn't left my side since. I carry it everywhere. I am usually reading a book on my Kindle and one DTE book at any given time. It has definitely boosted my reading. If I read a really awesome ebook, I'll usually order the print book to have on my shelf.
I've been thinking about buying on of the Fire editions of the Kindle, but I am sort of reluctant to learn all the bells and whistles that come with the Fire. To those of you that have the Fire, should I get one? Is it really worth it? What do you find to be the best features?
Okay, that wraps up post #1 of My Favorite Things. I've got to get to thinking about what I want to include for next month :)