Finding a Good Read
In honor of National Reading Month, I thought you'd like to know some great places to find the perfect book for a snowy afternoon, your beach getaway, or just because . . .
Goodreads is informative for many reasons. It's a type of social media for book lovers. A community of like-minded readers that want to share their inspiring finds with you. Feel free to add me as your friend. I post frequently, and review historical fiction of all kinds, occasionally branching out into other genres.
On Goodreads you can:
- post a review.
- read a review
- find a good book and put it on your ‘to read’ shelf to reference later. I like this option, since my memory is not what it used to be.
-connect with other readers,/friends and discover what they are reading, and in turn, share your favorite book.
- search for author’s quotes, etc., etc., etc.
Just recently, I was introduced to the Modern Mrs. Darcy. That’s right. And, she reads incessantly. And blogs about it, does podcasts that help you find your next cozy novel! You can find them HERE. She even has an online book club you can join HERE.
Another place to find good books, and a community as well, are - believe it or no - FaceBook groups. You can hobnob online with a plethora of avid readers such as yourself. Here's one example : Avid Readers of Christian Fiction Check them out, or find others.
Two obvious places (depending on your spending habits and resources) are your public library and local indie bookstore. . .
Your local library has a "new releases" shelf for you to drool over, but it will cost you nothing (other than the time you are reading instead of doing the laundry, cooking a meal, carpooling, or a number of other tasks you are putting off.
If you have a few dollars to spend, head out to your local indie bookstore (anything other than Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.) They survive with your dollars invested, and offer you personal attention. Indie bookstores also have author signings and other events relating to reading, so check them out. Find the nearest one to your home HERE.
I hope I've inspired you to keep on reading and searching for that next greatest novel. Have I left anything out? Where do you find your best reads? Let me know in the comments below!
And there is still time to join The Heart Changer's Book Launch Team. Sign up HERE!
3/11/2019 09:54:06 am
Funny. This month being National Reading Month. I am completely enjoying a book about books! "Book Girl" by Sarah Clarkson. (Do you remember her mother, Sally Clarkson??) She writes on good books, literature. What made me keep reading?! Two things: She starts by recommending, "Miss Rumphius" by Barbara Cooney; then is given a book to read from a dear friend with this concern: "I don't know. You should only read this one when you have enough quiet in your heart to give it full focus. You have to savor it. It's precious." A true Book Girl! (the book?? I knew you would want to know: "Hannah Coulter" by Wendell Berry.)
3/11/2019 03:40:40 pm
Ahhh. If you must savor the book, it has to be good!☺️ I do remember Sally Clarkson. . .a home school heroine. I’ll look that one up for sure— thanks, Kelly!
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My MG Biblical fiction "The Heart Changer" debuted in 2019 with Ambassador International.