My e-reader, just like my laptop, closely resembles my favourite childhood toy, my etch a sketch. Okay, hands down physical books are still better. I like to know where I’m at in a book, if I’m close to the end in physical page thickness. My ereader makes me read faster just like SRA did when I went to school. Who remembers SRA in the late 60s and early 70s? Scientific Reading Association. You were tested and put into a colour and then you had to read short stories on that colour of cards while being timed. Afterwards you answered questions, again timed, and corrected your answers from another card. Faster and faster, up the ladder of colours. Yes I can speed read now and it can be a blessing and a curse. I don’t savour details like some people. Instead I gallop through plots which makes me a pretty good concept editor. Too bad I have to copy edit things too.
I am a big Linwood Barclay fan as I first encountered him as a Star columnist who wrote about his Burlington (my town) home life. His first mysteries still had that comfortable suburban feel and column humour. Now they’re gone to thriller twists and turns, but still with the great funny characters. I loved The Accident and read it in this copse of trees at Bronte Creek, in their dog park. Now I hate using any Chinese electric products. Thanks Linwood!
Chevy Stevens is a BC thriller writer whose stories Still Missing and Never Knowing were great reads to gobble up on an Ereader. In the first, the real estate agent is kidnapped and lives a year with her abductor, bears him a child and all things creepy. In Never Knowing the main character finds out some horrible truths about her birth father. Twist seekers charge your Ereaders please.