- New York, NY, USA
- member since May 20, 2009
Monika K’s last login was Monday, March 12, 2012.
If you're not afraid of "Urban Street" books, and you like books with raw and gritty characters, drama and sex, you might like the book:
LOVE TRUMPS GAME by d.y. phillips
(trust me, this is no sweet romance book)
You can find an excerpt and reviews for Love Trumps Game by d.y. phillips on amazon.com. This is one page turner you don't want to miss.
It has been a long time since I was a kid but I don't remember ever hating books or reading. It was something that came easily and naturally to me. I was somebody who had to be held back, not pushed, to get them to read.
The best introduction to science that I know of is the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know" (or something much like that). Science used to be ordinary, with people explaining how things we observed in the real world happened. Then came the quantum theorists and their observations of the real world that seem stranger than the Alice stories of Lewis Carroll. A few years ago I started writing a novel based on what you could do if there were two time dimensions instead of just one. It budded off a sequel and then simply grew too big for me to handle. I did manage to finish a novel about what could happen if we found a realm between the sub-atomic and the strings; I just need to polish it up. My latest idea, yet to be written down, has to do with experiments in building a quantum computer accidentally creating super-intelligent self-aware machines with access to multiple universes. None of these, however, are supernatural. They are hard science.
I'm not convinced that free books are better than those you have to pay for, even ignoring the argument that writers and other artists should receive compensation for their efforts. Somebody, somewhere, somehow is paying for those books, and if you get them free, that means that the rest of us have to tolerate an incredible amount of advertising being shouted at us. I detest having to watch or listen to advertising.
I like free, a lot. I went to your link and it isn't free anymore, it is $2, which isn't a big deal at all. Thanks for the link. I will check out your free book group link too. That sounds like fun! I don't know if you have read eternal seduction, but it is free right now on a web site, not a download. It was a really great book! I really enjoyed it!
have a great New Years!
hey, yup, i havent been on this site that much but im going to start being more active and writing reviews, im really into sci fi, but not the cliche sci fi, i like really orginal stuff, im also big into horror and some fantasy and historical. where from new york are you? I live in Queens.
As for trees, my wife and I agree and hope to get a Kindle soon. We try to leave as little impact as possible. Further, we lug about a ton of books with us everywhere we go. Moving as often as we do can make this a huge hassle. I'd say 60% of our stuff is books. It's pretty nuts.
I didn't know Kindle books were available through iPhone. Have to agree about the Kindle though. I got a look at the most recent version and it really rocks. I was wondering if you think book price is an incentive for people who read Kindle books. We were thinking about doing a promo for the first month with Luthiel's Song books priced at 2.99 or even 1.99. Do you think a Kindle book at this price would be attractive?