Thursday, April 17, 2014

"The Goldfinch" wins Pulitzer

The Pulitzer Prize has been awarded to "The Goldfinch" a book I listened to in audiobook format.  I loved the audiobook and have wanted to go back and read it in book form although I haven't had time to tackle the 784 pages. plot as described in the Washington Post  is as follows:
Thirteen-year-old Theo Decker and his mother visit a museum, only to be caught in a terrorist attack. Theo's mother is killed, and while Theo is picking his way out of the building a dying old man urges him to take a painting of a goldfinch, a minor masterpiece. Theo finds himself unable to return the painting and carries it West with him when he goes to live with his father in Las Vegas, then back to New York. As an adult, Theo becomes a suspect in the renewed search for the painting.

The Pulitzer award for fiction is awarded to a distinguished work by an American author preferably dealing with American life.  Also nominated as finalists in this category were "The Son," by Philipp Meyer and "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul," by Bob Shacochis.  I have recommended "The Son" to many readers and it is especially interesting to those who visit Paragraphs because it is a multi-generational tale of a Texas family.  But, "The Goldfinch" touched my heart on a deeper level and the characters are beautifully drawn.  I have not read the third finalist for this years award and will need to put it on my reading list.

You can buy this on Kobo and read it on any device that supports the Kobo app.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Reading with the Kobo application

We are proud to announce that we are now affiliated with Kobo ebooks and once you have signed up using the attached link, Paragraphs will receive credit for any book you buy for your Kobo reader or to read on the Kobo application using your ipad or other device.
Just click on the Kobo logo above then when you have reached the Kobo ebooks and ereaders home page click on the down arrow located in the top right hand corner of the page.  Create an account then start reading. Information on using your iPad, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac or Blackberry devices is located at the bottom of the home page.  We will also be carrying Kobo reading devices in the near future so stay tuned...