Last year, this blog saw mostly book reviews, some interviews, and even lesser inspirational lifestyle posts. This year however, I plan to increase the interviews and the inspirational lifestyle posts. Also, I read mostly fiction last year, but I plan to increase my non-fiction reads. I’m a Christian Romance writer, still on my journey to publishing, and I believe some of the reasons God has called me to write fiction is to heal the broken-hearted and offer encouragement to God’s children. Fiction has personally been a blessing to me (you can read my story here), and I believe one of the best ways to craft a good Christian romance fiction, is to read and explore people’s stories/experiences, and the lessons that they’ve learned—through non-fiction books. Of course I’ll continue to read fiction, and it will always have the lion’s share of my heart, but for the first quarter of this year, it will be mostly non-fiction reads; I hope to interview some of the authors as well.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finish the books in my TBR pile from 2013, but I plan to take care of that soonest. My apologies to the authors and publishers for this.
So, without further ado, coming this year, in no particular order:
Protect Your Nuts, by G. T. Rees
Next CEO, by Dr. Tommy Shavers
What Once Was Lost, by Kim Vogel Sawyer
What Every Woman Wishes Her Father Had Told Her, by Byron and Robin Yawn
A December Bride, by Denise Hunter
Elusive Hope, by MaryLu Tyndall
Who You Calling Silly? How a Silly Woman Becomes Virtuous, by Kimberly Lock
Craving Grace, by Ruthie Delk
Be Confident In Your Calling, by Nathan D. Thomas
What I Wish My Mother Told Me About Men, by Julie Gorman
Raising A Lady In Waiting, by Jackie Kendall
One Way Love, by Tullian Tchividjian
Love To Stay, by Adam Hamilton
Hope In Front of Me, by Danny Gokey
Fun Loving You, by Ted Cunningham
Praying The Prayers Of The Bible, by James Bank
Swept To Sea, by Heather Manning
Forget Me Not, by Amber Stokes
And now, for some good news, To Be A Person has been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’m truly honored and humbled to be selected, and I thank Alison Stanley, author of Trust Me Twice and Second Chance, for nominating my blog; you can read the nomination post here. I have read and reviewed Alison’s Trust Me Twice, a sweet romance novella, and you can read my review here.
Of course there are rules to accepting the award, but I beg Alison’s and you, my readers’ indulgence as I bend some of the rules. I’m supposed to tell the person who nominated me, seven things about me, and select fifteen other bloggers for a nomination of this award. I will, however, write seven things about myself, but will select only five bloggers. That being said, I hope you find these new things you learn about me fun, funny and interesting.
Here they are!
1. I LOVE these four instruments—guitar, violin, piano and drums—and I hope to learn to play all of them. Though my favorite is the violin, I’ve started first with the guitar.
2. For some reason, I don’t like black olives. I hope to teach myself to do so anyway, as I love green olives!
3. I truly believe I’m not addicted to my android phone and laptop, but my mother believes otherwise. She hopes to cure me. Hehe! I don’t see that happening.
4. I live in my own apartment, and not with my parents. That’s no surprise for this day and age. I just thought to add it. Lol!
5. My favorite shoes are boots. Love those!
6. I believe dress-up is not complete until you finish with a wrist-watch, as it adds ‘class’ to your look.
7. Give me a pencil, paper, and a few minutes (or hours), and I can replicate any drawing in the world. Yes, it’s true!
The five bloggers I nominate are:
Bloggers, if you’ve been nominated before, my apologies. Also, please feel free to decline this nomination if you don’t want to accept it.
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