Saturday, September 1, 2012


As promised the Wish List Contest resumes today.  Entries will consist of all those who leave comments on any blog or review I post this month here, on my Meridian review column, or any of my blogs posted on the V-Formation blog.  Tasteful comments only will be considered, foul language will be an automatic disqualification, and multiple comments are acceptable.  One prize will be awarded from the books I've received for review consideration and the winner will be asked to send me a list of five or more books he/she would like and I will send one of them to the winner.  (I don't have as many books to give away now as I once did since some authors and publishers currently send me e-books which, of course, I can't send on to winners). Previously I included all of my followers in each drawing, but since many of those winners' prizes went unclaimed, I'm going to limit entries to those who leave comments only.  Feel free to comment on my posts or on anything book related.

I've read some really excellent books lately.  The Rent Collector by Camron Wright and My Loving Vigil Keeping by Carla Kelly are two I reviewed for "Meridian Magazine".  Both touched me deeply in entirely different ways.  The first is of real family living in a garbage dump in Cambodia and is a powerful testament of the power of literacy and the human desire to live and better one's self.  The second is also a powerful story concerning education and the desire to improve one's children's lot in life. It is a fictional story, a historical romance, built around a real mining disaster that occurred in Utah in 1900.

I've also written reviews of two other books I finished reading in the past few days, but these reviews are not yet posted.  If like me, you are a fan of mystery suspense novels, you won't want to miss Deadly Undertakings by Gregg Luke or Code Word by Traci Hunter Abramson.  Luke's novel is a medical (forensic) suspense story that is chillingly realistic and Abramson delivers another Saint Squad that is frightening in its contemporary possibilities.

How about you?  Have you read anything good lately?  I'm nominating my fave's for Whitney Award consideration and hope you do the same.  There's a button on the sidebar of this page that makes nominating easy.  Go for it!


Megan said...

It's so awesome that you do these giveaways each month! Thank you! :)

I'm actually reading the Three Musketeers right now and enjoying it! :)

Primarymary said...

I just finished reading Soulfire by Betsy Love.I enjoyedit very much. I'm trying to decide what I will read next, I'm leaning toward The Blog by Carolyn Hanchett.

Marcy said...

My favorite reads lately have been
Dancing on Broken Glass by Ka Hancock, Just One Wish by Janette Rallison, and Olivia by Julie Wright.

Gregg said...

I just finished Traci Abramson's CODE WORD and thoroughly enjoyed it. I agree with you, Jennie, the real-world possibilities are chilling.

Anonymous said...

These are the books that I completed reading these past few weeks :) I was on a book high :)

~The enitre Tiger's Curse series (4 books) - Colleen Houck
~The List - Melanie Jacobson
~Reality Check - Karen Tuft
~Of Grace and Chocolate - Krista Lynne Jensen
~I'm also part way thru Les Miserables haha (laughing cuz it is killin' me)