Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another fun readers' site

If you read LDS fiction and/or books that hold with LDS standards, you might enjoy the LDS Readers blog- interesting reviews, open for comments if you've also read the book, that sort of thing. I really like it! Check it out.

Do you like talking about books?

Bell Ladies Good Reads!
Come on over to Bell Ladies Good Reads! Bell Ladies is a fun group of women who discuss all kinds of things from politics, to fashion, to home care, you name it. Now I get to guide discussion on a new page dedicated to reading and all things books.

Check it out, and I hope you'll stay with us!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

To all fellow quote nerds

"I have been complimented many times, and they always embarrass me; I always feel they have not said enough."
---Mark Twain

I love quotes. I write them in notebooks, scribble down good ones when I'm in meetings, use them later for inspiration or whatever. If you are a quote nerd like I am, you will love this site. Quotes from everyone imaginable, in every category imaginable. If you have a talk or speech to give in the near future, you might want to check this out!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

An oldie but goodie...

So much of what I get out of this life is found in the pages of books, big surprise, and I've mentioned this one before but it bears repeating. If you need a little bit of a shift in the way you think, you might like this book.

It's the precursor to The Secret and a gajillion other books/philosophies that followed, and I love it for its simplicity and genuine tone. Aside from that, it's given me some great food for thought and brought to mind ideas and concepts that have been truly lifting during times of stress or sadness.

I hope you'll give it a try at some point and remember that even though it was written decades ago, (and at times seems really charmingly quaint), the concepts are sound and well worth the time it takes to read.

I highly recommend it! Ok, now back to work. Isabelle awaits. :-)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Favorite historical settings...

Do you have a favorite historical setting? Something that speaks to your heart and makes you almost wish you'd been alive then?

Some of my favorites are:
Victorian England
Colonial India
Egypt in the 19th Century archaeology craze
The Roaring 20s

I know I'll think of more, but for now that's what comes to mind.

How about you?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fall reads

I just threw open my window for the first time in...well...a long time. The temperature is slated for a high of 83ish and my home is well-shaded in the front, allowing for a nice, gentle breeze.

I do so love autumn! Just when I'm afraid summer will be eternal, fall slides in and redeems my faith in the beautiful 23 1/2 degree tilt and the fact that the sun now hangs lower in the southern sky and will soon bring Halloween and Thanksgiving in its wings.

I have certain books I love to read depending on the season. Not particular books, I suppose, but certain genres. I love a good, frothy romance in the summer. Nothing like a good beach read. In the fall I enjoy Dracula, Frankenstein, books that lend themselves to setting the mood for a good Halloween.

My book club is reading Ender's Game this month, and although I've read it before, I am so looking forward to getting into it again. Ok, it's not exactly Dracula, but for some reason it feels right for the season. I need to get on it- book club is in two weeks.

Do you have any books you like to read in the fall? Please share!

Monday, September 14, 2009

LDS Bookcorner!

Last week, my book Isabelle Webb, Legend of the Jewel was featured at LDS Bookcorner and I was out of town. I didn't have internet access and it had been my intention to post a link to the site. So it's too late to receive the first 20 pages of the book in an email from LDS Bookcorner, but here's the link anyway! The site is fabulous, and if you're a reader of LDS fiction, I highly recommend you visit and then add it to your favorites list.

Ok, I'm trying to get my second Isabelle book ready for submission so back to work I go!