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Showing posts from December, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I don't know when I'll be able to get back to regular blogging until after the new year, with my 2008 goals/resolutions/whateveryawannacallem for my writing life.

Remember the reason for the season, and may God continue to bless us, every one.

FALL into Reading

Get Ready, Get Set, Let's READ!!!
Katrina at Callapidder Days has a Mr. Linky ready to go if you're interested in signing up for this reading challenge! Click on the adorable graphic to the left for "the rules," and click here to sign up.

AND...there are going to be prizes! I will consider it a fall cleaning of out the TBR pile that threatens to take over my living room. Plus, finishing books helps clear the mind clutter. Enjoy the crisp fall weather, because especially here in North Dakota, it won't be long before fall turns into a snowy, below-freezing winter.
The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs Finished 10-28-07
Knitting Under the Influence - Claire LeZabnik- Finished 9-27-07
Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore (finish)
The Begotten and The Betrayed - Lisa Tawn Bergren (review)
The Tenth Circle - Jodi Picoult (also a Reading the Author challenge book)
Sacred Marriage - Gary Thomas (reading with a group of gals from W@H)
WRAP-UP:WELL. As you can s…

Winter Reading Challenge

1. Debbie Macomber: Christmas Letters
2. Kristin Billerbeck: Split Ends
3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince: J.K. Rowling

List may change as needed.

Added: 5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: J.K. Rowling

HEY! I finished this challenge!!!

1. Debbie Macomber's book was typical Debbie Macomber: sweet romance.

2. Kristin Billerbeck's latest was MUCH BETTER in my opinion than the book previous to this one, which I did not like too well. This one was closer to her Ashley Stockingdale series, which is really great and being rereleased with cute new covers.

3. 4. and 5. all the Harry Potters...I even finished books 6 and 7. They are a terrific series, very engrossing and difficult to put down. The characters really stay with the reader. It's easy to see what all the hoopla was about, honestly. I'm glad I waited to read the series after all of them were published, so I could just read them all in order without having to …


You know, going back to work has really thrown me for a loop...I completely sidetracked myself and neglected to get this done!

My writing hero, Tricia Goyer, has written a fascinating story about the Spanish Civil War, an often-overlooked period of our world's history.

Book 2 is entitled A SHADOW OF TREASON.

Book 2 in the Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War series Sophie discovers that nothing is as she first imagined. When Walt, the reporter who helped her over the border, shows up again after Guernica is bombed, Sophie is given an impossible mission. She must leave behind the man she's fallen in love with and return to the person who betrayed her. Another layer of the war in Spain is revealed as Sophie is drawn into the international espionage schemes that could turn the tide of the war and help protect the soldiers from the International Brigade ... she must find a way to get a critical piece of information to Walt in time.Here is an interview with Tricia:

Q: A ShadowofTreason f…

Jewish Literature Challenge

Well, Shalom! I'm gonna get down with my bad Baptist self and join a Jewish Lit challenge!

My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok. (also a Something About Me challenge book)
The Hidden Life of Otto Frank by Carol Ann Lee (Dad gave me his copy)
How Nancy Drew Saved My Lifeby Lauren Baratz-LogsyedReview here
Hold the Cream Cheese, Kill the Lox by Sharon Kahn (I have this book)
Suite française by Irène Némirovsky (I think I have this book somewhere)

Alternate selections (in case I can't finish the above books, or decide differently):

The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak (will have to find this one)
The Hiding Place by Corrie tenBoom