Teaser Tuesday: A Mysterious House Gives Way to Second Chances


I’ve quite enjoyed Beth Wiseman’s Amish fiction, but this is the first time I’m reading a book of hers set in an entirely different genre. I rather like it. In another life, she might have found him attractive, even with his scraggly chin and paint-splattered clothes. But Travis had been her one true love, and […]

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How I Keep Track of All Those Books I Read {Christian Fiction Book List}


Ever since I learned how to read, I consumed just about anything and everything I could get my hands on. When I was finally old enough to read Christian Fiction, my world had opened to a whole new level of possibilities. In fact, I still squeal like a little girl when the CBD catalog arrives […]

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Quotable: Introverts and the Extrovert Ideal


I’ve almost finished reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, and it is blowing my mind. I don’t want to let too much out of the bag before the official review, but here’s a quick quotable just to whet your appetite. Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links […]

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Why I Don’t Feel Guilty Reading Fiction


The following post is actually one I wrote about 3 years ago on one of my beginner blogs. Please enjoy the updated and expanded version! Years ago, I had a love/hate relationship with fiction. Every time I picked up the latest Christian fiction novel, a little voice in my head would inevitably chime in saying, […]

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Twitter Hashtags and Books {Why I Think It’s a Good Idea}


So, I have another marketing idea. Last week, I gave a pep talk to Barnes & Noble, but today I want to talk about Twitter. And books. And how I think the two would make a lovely couple. Because you all know I loooove books, and saving money, but you may not know that Twitter […]

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Teaser Tuesday: Her New Home Held More Than Just Secrets


I am in the middle of this really great fiction book (at least so far) and I’m loving it. It’s unexpected, and totally doesn’t fit into the cookie cutter mold. I can’t even begin to tell you where I think the book is going! The peach pie recipe was easy to find. The page was […]

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Why Online Retailers Will Best the Brick-and-Mortars Every Time


At the end of January, Barnes & Noble announced they planned to close 1/3 of their stores over the next decade. Sales keep declining for the superstore, and the Christmas season alone saw a decline of 10.9% from 2011. They aren’t far behind their little friend, Borders, who, um, doesn’t even exist anymore. I don’t […]

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I’ve Been Browsing Local Books, and It’s Not in New York

The Swamp

If you’re wondering why you haven’t seen a new post on here in a couple weeks, it’s because I’ve been in the middle of moving from Upstate New York to Sunny Florida. I give a few more details over on Creative Savings, and even dive into the reasons why we moved, if you’re interested. Now, […]

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