I got home from Dragon Con on Tuesday night about 7:30 p.m. and found a message on my voicemail about a family emergency in Florida, so I was back in the airport less than 12 hours later.
Since I love to make lemonade out of lemons, I noticed that my waiting area at the airport had 3 people reading on e-Readers and 3 with paperbacks. We started talking the pros and cons and the consensus was that although convenient, e-Readers weren’t as much fun as reading a “real” book. All 3 had received the e-Readers as gifts and wouldn’t have bought it for themselves. The other 3 had no interest in even trying one. So there’s my social experiment for the day.
Once I got on the plane, I again hit the jackpot with a seatmate. Meet Dan Laubusch (pronounced La Boosh…who’s last name just sounds so great, it just rolls off your tongue). Dan’s a financial advisor for a large company, but works for individuals all over the country. While not a fiction reader, he loves books that teach him something about his business and really, what’s better than always learning something new whether it’s from fiction or nonfiction.
We talked about his 3 kids, ages 1, 4, and 8 and what would be some fun books for them to read. But Dan said his wife didn’t have much time for reading. So I told him you all would help out.
What books would you recommend for a very busy woman, who loves to read, but has trouble squeezing it in her busy schedule? I thought maybe an anthology. The stories are short enough that each shouldn’t take too long and you can still experience new character that may lead to reading a series by the author. Or there’s the quick read Harlequins. Lots of people love them for just that reason. Maybe an e-Reader is needed here since there’s a ton of short stories out there.
Time for you to all put on your thinking caps and make some suggestions. I was bragging to Dan about what an amazing community you all are, so show him some love and help him bring his wife a nice little escape during this busy time in her life.
Bottom Line: And while you’re at it, what would recommend for Dan’s kids?