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The Bookstore Experience


With the dawn of the kindle and other electronic reading devices, buying a book is just a click away. Why get up and drive to a book store when technology has made life and a busy schedule so much easier to deal with?

But then, one trades away the joy and fulfillment that comes with the bookstore experience. I realized this recently when I walked into my favorite bookstore not so long ago. The feel of each book, the soothing music playing in the background, and the fun of watching other book enthusiasts like me peruse the shelves as they searched for books by their favorite authors … there’s an organic feel to this experience that you don’t get when shopping for a book from a retailer website. This is why I’ve decided that every once in a while I’ll take a fun trip and have myself a dandy bookstore experience!

In my last excursion, I decided to go for books that aren’t so new in the market, and by authors I haven’t tried before.

Take a look!





The List

Heart of IceAbout Heart of Ice

Elizabeth Avery could easily be the girl next door. But what she has planned will make your blood run cold.
At first glance, the crimes appear random. Arson. Theft. Fraud. Murder. But these are more than random crimes. They’re moves in an increasingly deadly game. And the one element they have in common: a woman who is gorgeous, clever . . . and lethal.
Elizabeth Avery has a winsome smile and flawless figure, but underneath is a heart of ice. She’s a master manipulator, convincing strangers to do the unthinkable. And she orchestrates it all without getting too close. Until now.
When Elizabeth ruthlessly disposes of an inquisitive young reporter, her crime catches the attention of Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce, FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges, and crime reporter Cassidy Shaw. They know they’re dealing with a cold-blooded murderer who could strike at any time. What they don’t know is that they’re already on a first-name basis with the killer.
And one of them may be next on her list.

Growing Up ColtAbout Growing Up Colt

You watched him vie for the Heisman and national championship, and earn a third-round NFL draft spot. Now meet Colt McCoy up-close and personal! Growing Up Colt—A Father, a Son, a Life in Football is a unique biography by both the Cleveland Browns quarterback and his father, Brad, a highly-respected football coach in his native Texas. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the formative events of Colt’s football experience and the foundational principles of his family and faith life. Growing Up Colt promises an inspiring read for football fans of all ages—and don’t miss the exciting full-color photo section!

DeceitAbout Deceit

Sometimes the truth hides where no one expects to find it. Joanne Weeks knows Baxter Jackson killed Linda his second wife and Joanne s best friend six years ago. But Baxter, a church elder and beloved member of the town, walks the streets a free man. The police tell Joanne to leave well enough alone, but she is determined to bring him down. Using her skills as a professional skip tracer, she sets out to locate the only person who may be able to put Baxter behind bars. Melissa Harkoff was a traumatized sixteen-year-old foster child in the Jackson household when Linda disappeared. At the time Melissa claimed to know nothing of Linda’s whereabouts but was she lying? In relentless style, Deceit careens between Joanne’s pursuit of the truth which puts her own life in danger and the events of six years’ past, when Melissa came to live with the Jacksons. What really happened in that household? Beneath the veneer of perfection lies a story of shakeable faith, choices, and the lure of deceit.”

Bookstore (4)The 2013 Barbour Journal

This was my favorite purchase: a new journal! Buying a journal is a very personal thing. I loved the leather cover and the feel of it. It’s a product of Barbour, a 2013 edition. Also, I think the quote on the cover is on point.

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Neibuhr

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