I love books! Know of any new ones to tell me about?

I ‘love’ books.  Did I say yet that I love books?  Well, I do.

Last Saturday on Twitter I got into a chat thread in which author Susan Gilmore was being interviewed, Twitter style, by Bookmaven.  I made a comment about not seeing any of her books yet, but her new one being discussed … The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove  … I must purchase!  It sounds like a great read.  During the two hours of tweets from people asking questions of Susan and making comments about her books, there were five copies of her new one being given away.  And what a surprise, I won the first copy!  Imagine that!  I love books!

Tonight I read on http://lauraabest.wordpress.com/ about a new book by Jan Coates who lives a few miles from me, but whom I’ve not yet had the pleasure to meet.  Her book is A Hare in The Elephant’s Trunk.  That is another must have.  Jan wrote about the true experiences of Jacob, a Sudanese boy who suffered through much while fleeing for his life with other “Lost Boys.”  I knew I had heard about this book through a radio interview, and I’m sure I heard Jacob on there.  Anyway, I am eager to purchase a copy of this YA novel, and maybe even meet Jan at a local book signing.  I love books!

Another new book is by KC Dyer and is called Facing Fire – a time travel book.  Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?  Note the interview at http://evbishop.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/facing-fire-by-kc-dyer-win-a-free-book/   I just thought I would add the link for the fun of it, which you can too, and be entered into the draw for a copy of the book.  Because … well … I love books!

Finally, I want to make mention of something else rather important.  Please go here and place your vote :


Laura Best’s novel “Bitter, Sweet” has been shortlisted for the Geoffery Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People – so I voted for her.  And because it’s a really good book, I enjoyed my copy signed by her.  And she is a nice person .. does that count?  🙂  And … yes, you guessed it … I love books!

So, now that I have all that good news out of the way I must get back at putting together another issue of Valley Sunshine publication.  Time is ticking away.

Oh, and in case you missed it, I love books! —   just sayin’.  😉

So, do you know of any new books to tell me about that I must read?  Sure want to hear about ’em!  ‘Cause … you know …

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂


10 responses to “I love books! Know of any new ones to tell me about?

  1. So, let me get this straight, Lynn. You’re saying you love books? 😉

    Thanks for the mentions Lynn, and for the vote. You’re a very sweet person, too.

    I’ll be reading Jan’s, “A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk” next but I probably should finish the one I’m reading now. I’ll send any recommendations you’re way because I heard through the grapevine that you love books.

    I happen to love books, too!


    • Yes, I do love books! My, how those rumours do get around! 😉

      I look forward to your recommendations, Laura, including what you think of A Hare in The Elephant’s Trunk. I am eager to read it myself. Jan replied to my comment on her blog to let me know she will be having a book signing in Wolfville next month. I definitely will take time off from NaNoWriMo to go meet her!

      Yaay! for books! 🙂


  2. I’m reading “Be Still” right now. It’s a devotional book. I’ve also got to books from the library by Carrie Ryan. I was told by a friend they loved the second one the best. Be advised, the books are apocolyptic in nature. Not sure I’ll make it through, but I’m going to try. 🙂


    • oh, that sounds challenging, Donna. I hope you’ll let me know how you did with that and if you would recommend them.
      I’ll add them to my ‘maybe’ list.

      It’s good to see you back, thanks for sharing. 🙂


  3. Congrats on the win! 🙂 Sounds like you’re going be busier readin’ for a while. Ideas for books? Here you go. 🙂 Since you’ve recently accomplished reading Gone With the Wind, and in case you’d like to be even busier [*grin*], perhaps try Les Misérables (about 1200-1400 pages) & Moby Dick (almost 2000 pages). The more I hear about these two books, the more I want to read them. But alas! Where do I find the time?! Maybe when the next blizzard comes. 😉


    • Thanks, Elisheva. Well, I love books, you know, so one more is lovely. 🙂
      But volumes that are 1000-2000 pages? It would take me a year to read one book! I guess that’s okay as long as I keep at it.
      Thanks for the suggestions. 🙂


  4. Hey, thanks for talking about my book, too!


  5. I am not reading near enough these days! It seems even my bed time reading is being ousted for just a little more sleep. Something’s gotta change! 🙂


    • Maybe if you choose a book, and read one page each night? Or, even one paragraph. I bet you won’t be able to stop there … unless you are very tired. Or .. since you homeschool, perhaps you can have a reading time during which you take time for your own reading, too.
      I go through times of reading a lot to reading hardly much at all. Unfortunately, I am in the latter phase right now and have to change that. So, you’re not alone, Esther. 🙂


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