Let’s Talk: Edgar Rice Burroughs

What is your favorite book by Burroughs? What is your favorite classic pulp fiction?
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Book Review: The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher

The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher
The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher by Sean Jensen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I don’t know anything about football, so I was pretty lost through most of this book. But I think if I were a 6th-8th grade kid who loved football, I would probably love this book!

This tells the story of a young boy who loves sports, mainly basketball and football, and how that plays a large role in the development of his character. Continue reading

Used Book Haul: Auto-Buy Authors

Who are you automatic-buy authors? Leave a comment and let me know!  Where do you go to buy the best used books? Library book sales? Used bookstores? Yard sales?
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Book Review: The Wide Road

The Wide Road by Kim Balogh
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I was disappointed in this book. I was excited to read a Pilgrim’s Progress type of story told from the sinner’s POV, but there are so many problems with the writing that the story doesn’t come through. It desperately needs an editor. I only read the first 20 pages, and I just couldn’t continue.

The writing is extremely verbose and redundant. There are multiple problems with sentence structure, punctuation, and even word usage. For example, the word “self-perseverance” is used, when I’m pretty sure the author meant “self-preservation”. The word “nowhere” is written as two separate words “no where”. There’s a sentence that talks about the “faucets” on jewels instead of the “facets”, and another says how beautiful the “pedals” on flowers are. I even saw the words “their selves” instead of “themselves.”

I like the idea of retelling Pilgrim’s Progress from another viewpoint, but this book needs some help before it is reader-ready.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in exchange for a free and honest review. The opinions here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.

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Book Show/Conference

Join me as I meet with authors and publishers at a Christian Book Show in Orlando, Florida! I got a ton of books at the International Christian Retail Show, and met some really amazing people.
Book haul video coming soon!

Most Owned Authors

These are my most owned authors! I filmed it out of order, then rearranged the clips to be in order of least to most books, so it might look a little weird. That’s how I do it! No apologies. haha!

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Book Review: Called to Write, Chosen to Publish

Called to Write, Chosen to Publish
Called to Write, Chosen to Publish by Rachael K. Hartman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is inspirational and helpful to any writer! The author gives encouragement from their own personal experiences with writing and from Scripture. Each chapter starts with a Scripture verse that has to do with writing in some way, and at the back of the book there is an index of Bible verses that are paraphrased to apply to writing and publishing.

Several chapters focus on writing as a healing exercise and a way to work through your own grief and move past painful experiences. Other chapters talk about worshiping and glorifying God through writing. There’s even a chapter about writing music, which I was happy to see since I’m a pianist!

The author made me think about aspects of writing that I had not truly considered before; like writing with truthfulness even if I’m writing fiction, and writing with grace. I need to learn to trust myself and my writing instincts, and not be such a perfectionist.

This little book really inspired me to write more, to write for God, and to write with abandon and freedom!

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