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Do You Read Religious Books and Do You stick to Only One?

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 Do you read religious books or books on religion? Do you only read those pertaining to your faith or do you read them all?

I read all genres. All books that can hold my attention is fair game. While my favorite is still fantasy and historical novels. I have been known to get wrapped up in romance, mystery, biographical, non-fiction, and yes, even religious genres.

I have noticed on my online reading groups that there is a strong contingent of readers who read strictly Christian books. I have read quite a few religious novels and my new favorites are the Amish books that have been gaining popularity lately. I am just intrigued by them.

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Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  • Title: The Fault in Our Stars
  • Author: John Green
  • Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover:336 pages
  • Publisher:Dutton Juvenile (January 10, 2012)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:0525478817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525478812

ABOUT THE BOOK

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

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Girls Who Read Suck!

The title of the article is You Should Date an Illiterate Girl. Being a person who is often touched (or should I say cursed?) with sarcasm, I realized right away that I liked the article. I love to read and I hope that I have imbued the same propensity on my daughters. They all love to read albeit different genres. But I don’t care, at least they like to read other books that aren’t assigned to them.

But the essay about not dating a girl who reads is really not the point of the story. I think it is about choosing someone who can keep your interest to spend the rest of your days with. It’s about knowing who you are and what you want and need in another person. So if you truly would rather be with someone vacuous but meek rather than with someone opinionated with a perspicacious tendency, then I suppose there’s nothing wrong with dating a girl who doesn’t read. At least she would probably know who scott kay is; because I swear I had no idea who that was!

Author Molly Harper on Making the Best of Snow Days

Molly Harper, author of the NICE GIRLS series, as well as the upcoming HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF has written the following blog post about how she came up with the story for her two upcoming werewolf books.

As another winter storm is battering our neighbors to the north, setting emergency response teams including those with healthcare it jobs on alert for possible power outages and other calamities, Molly Harper is reminded of another ice storm. That one sparked the ideas that became books. So take heart, if you’re stranded by the storm like she was. Her story might just inspire you to do something productive while hibernating.

Pocket author based new book on 2009 ice storm experience

An ice storm. Stranded in a strange, isolated place without power. Children with an unsettling ability to win staring contests. This is how horror movies start.
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Free Book Friday

fbfWho doesn’t like free books? Not me. I love them! Good thing there’s plenty of places online to get free books from. One of the best places to get good books for free is FREE BOOK FRIDAY. They give away free books every Friday and all you have to do to win one is to leave your email address. No extra hoops to jump through, no reason to get the ekg machine a run for its money, just enter your email address and they will draw a winner every Friday. If you like reading Young Adult novels or if you have teens who do, they also have a Free Book Friday Teens version.

They are closed for the holidays right now though, but keep the sites in mind. They will be back in the new year and their books are always new and exciting reads.

Amazon’s Best Books of 2010

You know the year is almost over when these BEST OF lists start popping up. Amazon just released their BEST of 2010 list and I just realized how out of date I am as far as reading new releases.

Maybe in 2011 I can keep up with some of the new releases. Especially if I keep writing about fast way to lose weight on my blogs and keep receiving Amazon gift cards for my blogging efforts. I am starting to love those gift cards! They have come in handy whenever theres something I want to order on Amazon.

Anyway, if you want to catch up on what was up in 2010, check out these lists:
Top 100 Editor’s Picks

Top 100 Customer Favorites

Editors’ Top 10: Literature & Fiction

Editors’ Top 10: Picture Books

And my favorite, Editors’ Top 10: Cookbooks