Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Princess Book Recommendation

   The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine isn't as well known as the author's other book, Ella Enchanted, but it should be. It's a beautiful, touching story that perfectly captures the bond sisters share. Completely original, this tale is full of twists, turns, and unique characters. Meek (to the point of scaredy-cat) Princess Addie and adventure-loving Princess Meryl's relationship is not one you'll forget. Available at Amazon, Thriftbooks, and through Sequoyah Regional Library System   

Thursday, June 11, 2015

5 Things I Hate in Books

   I love books, don't get me wrong, but there are some things I hate in books. here's my top 5; what's yours?

1. When there should be a sequel, but there isn't. Those books that are soooo good, you just want more. But the author didn't write one. Always a bummer. 

2. Unresolved plots A sign of bad writing or to interest readers in the next book, either way, I'm not a fan of it.

3. When something ruins the book You know what I mean. It's a really good book, but the author goes and puts a word or scene in it and completely messes everything up. (Luckily, the books I read are generally proof read so I don't run into this very often.)

4. When my favorite character dies Seriously! That is the worse. Why do authors do that to us?

5. When there's nothing original Stories are entertainment, and entertainment requires the surprise of originality. Stories are pointless without it.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It Begins... Book Month!

   Hey, y'all, and welcome to Book Month. For all of this month, I'm only posting about books. I'll mainly do book recommendations, but there will be other stuff too. Here's an example: I finished the writing process on my book. Next up is editing and typing up.
   I was going to announce this month's theme back on Tuesday but never had the time to. So here's what today's post was suppose to be. Now, to officially kick off Book Month, a recommendation.

   In the Footsteps of Jesus by Bruce Marchiano is a wonderful auto-biology. It tells about Mr. Marchiano's experience acting the Son of God in The Gospel According to Matthew, how God prepared him for it, what it taught him, and how it changed him forever. I've lost count of the times I've read this book: it's just jam-packed with truths about Jesus and the Christian walk.Originally published almost twenty years ago, I'm not sure where you'd find it today.Amazon, Thriftbooks, and at Family Christian's website, maybe?