The holidays have a way of spinning away from us at an amazing pace and finding time to read can be difficult at best, but if you're able to steal even a few moments, a good book can be as relaxing as a mini-vacation.
In my two previous reviews in this series, for Born of Fire and Holiday With a Vampire, I've outlined some of the ways the Sony Reader (I've been test-driving the pocket reader) makes it easier to indulge. Small and lightweight, easy to read with adjustable text size, and a large inventory of books that are quickly and easily downloaded from the Sony Reader Store are all checks in the plus column for this product. For someone on the go — and frankly who doesn't have a hectic lifestyle — every moment saved is a precious one. For a bookworm, that saved time can become turning pages and the Sony Reader and Reader Store succeed in putting a large variety of books at your fingertips.
If you've been following my contributions to this series, you've also learned that I'm a fan of fantasy and paranormal romance with an emphasis on vampires. I tend to lean toward books with darker tones, but enjoy a wide array as long as the main characters are anything but normal and/or human. Without realizing it was the fifth (and final) book in the Immortality Bites series, I downloaded Tall, Dark and Fangsome by Michelle Rowan, taking a chance on the cleverness of the title and the intriguing cover art.
I was only a page or two in before I realized it was a later book in a series, but Rowan already had me drawn into the roller coaster ride of a story with her quick-witted style and voice. It's not the dark and dreary I usually radiate toward (it's reminiscent of Mary Janice Davidson in her Undead series, except Sarah has more of a moral compass than Betsy), but I was unable to stop turning the virtual pages.