Sunday, 9 October 2016

Writing - My own personal library

Which books are in your own personal library?
I'm fairly certain that not so many are from the group below or some have delved.
My shelves have varied over the years and now the balance is between classics I've enjoyed and those by authors I'm currently reading. 
Of course the nature of libraries is different now and the electronic library must be considered.

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What I find has happened with my books is that those which I am reading a series of I tend to buy in paper or hardback whereas those from author colleagues and as a trial go on to kindle. One exception is J K Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith which are all on electronic reader. The point is that a reader with digital storage creates greater flexibility and enables me to read in queues and waiting rooms where I wouldn't have bothered previously. So it is safe to say that I'm reading more than I was pre-kindle.

 My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
Then another addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure. This is followed by Grace and Favour which is a slightly cynical look into the lives of the landed gentry and the opportunity for crime. The ninth and most recent Steele novel is a look at the possible demise of the Malaysian aircraft that crashed almost two years ago and is entitled Flight into Secrecy.

All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.

God Bless