Sunday, September 19, 2010

Something About Bookstores . . .

There's just something about bookstores isn't there? I get a similar feeling when I walk into a library, but it still can't top a bookstore for me, with rows and rows of fresh, new books waiting to be perused.

Yesterday, as I walked into Barnes and Noble, I tried to figure out what caused me to feel this way. Is it because I adore reading? The calming atmosphere? The positive energy? The neatly stacked shelves of beautifully covered books? Most likely a bit of everything. But whatever the reason, I could easily spend all day there and never get bored.

In fact, someday, if I ever go back to having a regular day job, I might just go to work for a bookstore. What a lovely place to be.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Blogs and New Friends

I met a wonderful blog today:

I Am a Reader, Not a Writer
by Kathy

I love her blog, and not just because she posted a nice review of Luck of the Draw. It's because she, like so many of us, is on the hunt for good, clean, uplifting books and she's posted all of her great finds on her blog. In addition, she's currently offering a giveaway for James Dashner's The Maze Runner, which I've been wanting to read.

Another great site for good, clean reads:

A fun site with a growing book list. They also offer great giveaways each week. In fact, they plan to give away two copies of Divinely Designed next week. Check them out!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Two Great Reviews and a Giveaway


Thank you, Jennie!
LDS Fiction: Luck of the Draw Features an Unfortunate Winner
by Jennie Hansen, Meridian Magazine

Thank you, Maggie!
Maggie Fechner, A Writer's Blog

Kim Coates is going a giveaway for Luck of the Draw and a gift certificate to The Cheesecake Factory (YUM!) on her blog. All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Thanks, Kim!