The recent death of my Kindle slowed me down, (read the story here (Happy New Year ) , but now I'm back in business with the arrival of the new and improved version. The upside to technology is; improvements. The downside is .... improvements - nothing is ever the same, and I'm sad. It looks like having to adjust … Continue reading Romance
Send Down The Rain - Charles Martin Charles Martin's newest book. Life for Bobby and Joseph was never the same after their father left with another woman. Damage was so severe that it sent them on downward spirals, lasting decades. Their single mother did her best to provide for them, but the threat of draft was something beyond her control. It felt like an automatic death … Continue reading Send Down The Rain
I wasn't sure.... in the first few pages.... if I could read this book, but I persevered and was glad I did. Really glad. I would like to recommend it to you, too. Coming Home Again tells the story of rape, and it's devastating aftermath, in a way that we can bear to hear the worst and still keep reading. I had to check … Continue reading Books to address the tough subjects
Out of curiosity, after downloading yet another Staci Stallings book, I searched my downloads to see how many other Stallings books are in my Kindle collection. There have been nineteen since 2012, and only three have been mentioned in this blog. It's time to change all that. As an encouragement to writers out there, Staci's website tells the story of beating … Continue reading Featuring Staci Stallings…Part 1
I've decided to add some of my favorite, previously read books. Looking through the lists of books read, it seems that many of my favorite authors are missing or under represented. If the pages are to be useful as a resource for reading suggestions there are some authors that need to be included. So I am … Continue reading In the favorite author category – Charles Martin
Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way Mr Jimmy Wayne with Ken Abraham This is the powerful story of a little boy who lives with unimaginable neglect, abuse and hardship and is rescued as a teenager by an elderly couple who knew the transforming power of love. It is also the … Continue reading Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love….
I don't feel like writing... and the reason for this is not good. A blogger I follow is going through a rough patch and it is his pain that started mine. Empathy. I sense pain in others and take it on as my own. I don't mean to, I know it's not healthy - taking another's pain … Continue reading I don’t feel like writing….
Intimacy Anorexia: Healing the Hidden Addiction in Your Marriage by Douglas Weiss PHD. Up until recently I knew of this book only by quotes I'd read. They were helpful but for some reason I never did read the whole book. Now I am wishing I had, much sooner. Questions that have plagued me for years, and questions I … Continue reading Intimacy Anorexia: a review
Is this a question you ask yourself when you write? I have been asking myself this question, again, the last few days, partly because of my own up and down emotions, partly because of recent bloggers comments. It seems we all wrestle with this recurring question in one form or another. I can remember the turmoil, before taking … Continue reading Should we care what people think?
More new books at the end! I've created some new pages as a place to list books read. It's great to list them at the bottom of each post so we can easily identity what's new, but afterwards, they kind of get lost. Maybe a separate page would be a good way to find them again. We'll give it a try. The new pages … Continue reading New pages added to this blog