Giveaway is over! The lucky winner is #9, my (in-real-life) friend Megan! YAY! I can go deliver them in person.
Maybe one or two times in my blog’s existence, I’ve mentioned that I like to read. Or, um, 22. Which is how many posts I have labeled “books.”
My mom claims I taught myself to read around age 4. I don’t think I’ve removed my nose from a book since then. I am ALWAYS reading something. In first grade, it was Little House in the Big Woods and Ramona books. In college, I was buried under classics and modern masterpieces for my English major. Since graduating, I’ve enjoyed being able to pick out my own books again. I read just about everything, with my favorites being Christian fiction, memoirs, and contemporary fiction (I don’t know what else to classify it as–authors like Maeve Binchy, Anne Tyler, and Jodi Picoult).
I review books for BookLoons, and it’s been so fun to receive books in advance of their publication and have somebody care about my opinion. Recently, I’ve been on a major Christian fiction kick and I’m excited to have three great books to give away in that genre! I received all of these to review from the fine folks at WaterBrook Press.
Never the Bride is quirky in that it’s based on the screenplay for a movie, not the other way around! Cheryl McKay wrote the screenplay, and Rene Gutteridge did the novelization. It’s about a young woman who’s obsessed with the idea of marriage. When God comes to her in physical form, her deep-rooted beliefs come to the forefront and she’s faced with the choice to let go or not know what God might have for her.
Robin Jones Gunn is my favorite author ever. Her Glenbrooke series is wonderful comfort reading for me, and I loved the Christy Miller series way past when it was really age-appropriate (it’s a teen series). The Sisterchicks series is a little more hit-or-miss for me, but I thought this one–Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes–was great! OhAmanda did a wonderful review of it on her blog I’ll let you read. (My favorite is still Sisterchicks Do the Hula, though.)
I might be on a little bit of a Rene Gutteridge kick lately. This year, I’ve read several of her books. This is the second one I’ve read for review in this series, although it’s the first in the Occupational Hazards series (does that make sense?). Scoop tells the tale of Channel 7 news, a station in decline trying to save itself through Botox, new anchors, and interesting stories. But as stories start to criss-cross and a lead anchor goes missing, the station goes crazy, leaving only serene Hayden Hazard to keep everyone under control–and prayed for.
I’m so excited to have these three books to give away to one lucky reader as part of my Blog-a-Versary party! (US & Canada only please, and if you don’t have your e-mail linked to your Blogger comment thing, PLEASE leave it in your comment.) To enter, just leave me a comment with the title of the last book you read and if you liked it or not.
I’ll pick a winner on Saturday, July 18, around 3 p.m. CST.