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Oodles of Books – What’s on your nightstand?

What's On Your Nightstand 

Someone asked me this week how I manage to read so many books at once and not get lost. Honestly, I’m not sure. Maybe I’m a bit off. 🙂 The best answer I have is that each is in a different genre and therefore different enough that it is easy to keep track. I mean whose gonna confuse the creepy villan (or villans depending on how you look at it) in Dekker and Peretti’s “House” with the sultry pirate wench whom God-fearing hero, Dajon Waite loves in M.L. Tyndall’s “The Red Siren”?

So on my nightstand this month are, as always, oodles of books.

Just finished:

The Red Siren by M.L. Tyndall – a surprising romance filled with themes of struggle, triumph, forgiveness and God’s provision even for those who do not always follow Him.

The Last Jihad by Joel C. Rosenberg – a political thriller and New York Times best seller. The first of his “The Last Days” series about end times prophecy.

A Vote of Confidence by Robin Lee Hatcher – Historical fiction set in my own home state, about a sassy, single woman Gwen Arlington who runs for mayor and her handsome opposing candidate, Morgan McKinley whose political aspirations seem completely self serving.

Still Reading:

House by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti – a mind bending thriller by two of the nation’s top Christian authors.  I started reading this novel as a ministry to a bedridden neighbor. Please pray for the Doctor. He has developed pneumonia and I haven’t been able to see him for weeks. If you missed God’s harebrained plan for my friend click here.

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass – Nonfiction text on the craft of writing. Extremely helpful! The ideas in this reference have pushed me to think more about sharing my stories because I’ve now got the tools to market along with my passion to tell stories.

Experiencing God – Bible study workbook about knowing the will of God and understanding His purpose for your life.

Coral Moon by Brandilyn Collins – The queen of suspense spins yet another creepy tale of crime and human depravity, while all throughout weaving God’s power and presence. I’m having a hard time finishing this one because of the spiritual warfare that is involved. Not a problem for me necessarily I just can’t read it at night and that’s about the only time I can find to read. 🙂

What are you reading?


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Nightstand, books with pretty covers -December reads

I’m curious!  Do you read books more often by genre, author, topic, pretty cover?  How do you most often pick your books?Raising Rain

When I took a look at my nightstand I realized I do a combo when picking what to read next.  Often it starts with an author that I like or have had recommended.  Sometimes it’s about what genre I haven’t read recently (I like to mix it up) but occasionally a really great cover will trump all the rest.  That was the case with Dawn’s Prelude.  What a beautiful book.  I have a feeling Raising Rain by Debbie Fuller Thomas is going to lure me in on account of the beautiful cover as well.

Click on the book title links to read my full review.

Dawn's Prelude (Song of Alaska)Tracie Peterson – Dawn’s Prelude   was disappointing because again I lost a lot of sleep, it was that good!  I recommend this novel.  Surprising and full of hard questions about life and tragedy, the book is beautifully written.

Christian Fiction Suspense & MysteryBrandilyn Collins – Coral Moon:  I’m almost done with this novel, the 2nd in the Kanner Lake Series but since I’ve run out of batteries in my flashlight I’ve had to resort to reading only in the daylight, otherwise I would have been done by now.  Check out my tutorial “How to read a Brandilyn Collins Novel

Link up your nightstand reads at 5 Minutes for Books

What's On Your Nightstand


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10 Things I Hate About Books

  1. They make me loose sleep
  2. They make me cry – I NEVER cry
  3. They make me eat my words – “I hate romance novels.”  “I’m too chicken to read crime novels.”
  4. They distract me from housework.
  5. They CALL to me from the book store
  6. They FIND me in the thrift store, and occasionally…
  7. They pop into my amazon cart and show up on my porch.”How did YOU get here?”
  8. Did I mention they make me cry?
  9. They make me forget to eat.
  10. If I don’t finish quickly enough they make me mope around my house until I can.

Here are the reviews for the books I’ve read and immensely enjoyed this month.  Click the titles for my reviews.

Eyes of Elisha by Brandilyn Collins –  Suspense, riveting action, CSI but realistic.  So not CSI. Law and Order without the hopelessness. Ok not Law and order. 🙂  Brandilyn Collins writes one of a kind novels.

Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin –  Like a good friend going home, I’m sad to have finished this book.

Violet Dawn by Brandilyn Collins- What do murder and hope have in common?

What's On Your Nightstand


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