Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year, New Posts (BBT)

Author’s Ramblings: Hi and welcome to the new year! If it hasn’t set in yet, then I feel a whole lot better knowing I have company and have not been the only one writing ’09 where it should be ’10. This year, I have decided with all the writing I manage to cram in through, around, on and in spite of my ridiculous schedule, that I can handle a few extra blog posts per week. While original thought is something I cherish and relish, I have decided to allow my brain specific times to think with some Memes, instead of constantly trying to wrestle a blog post out of it every other day. Currently, I’ve established Fridays are for Friday Fiction and Thursday will now be Booking Through Thursday, as I figure out what else goes where and for whatever reason, I’ll let you know. Thanks for supporting me in this past year and especially for your kind words of encouragement, which has so much to me. I will continue to do my best to produce and post interesting works of Christian fiction in additions to some new venues of Randomness. Anyway, my intent was to make this short enough so I could continue playing around with ideas for tomorrow’s Friday Fiction, so as books are like chocolate and I would like to share my first Booking Through Thursday with you. ^_^ Cheers!

What books did you get for Christmas (or whichever holiday you may have celebrated last month)?

Letter Perfect by Cathy Marie Hake,
Received in the mail, won from a book giveaway by Shirley McClay. It was a really good book, as I had to read something in order to answer this Meme and sat down to start reading only to end up reading the entire thing. A hilarious read, featuring a classic southern belle style where the heroine’s outspoken nature is usually what keeps the entertainment coming and a strong hero, whose own weakness is something you can sympathize with.

Eight Cousins-Louisa May Alcott. I have read this several times and wanted my own copy. I now have it. Truly a classic from the excellent writer whose “Little Women” has inspired many readers in their childhood years and beyond. I was so thrilled to find this and to have my very own copy for reference.

Do you usually ask for books on gift-giving occasions or do you prefer to buy them yourself?

Sometimes, I will hunt through the bookstores, etc and the carry my shopping bounty to the person who owes me a present and ask if they would like to ‘help’. It usually works and both parties are satisfied all around, as they buy me something I really want and I have something I am actually going to read. Generally, I prefer to buy my own books or pick them out and have someone else buy them for me (after all, what is family for? ^_^).