I recall reading Robin Lee Hatcher’s The Forgiving Hour as a high school senior. While set in contemporary Northwest US, Hatcher relates a timeless story of ordinary people extending extraordinary grace. She dealt with numerous familiar themes. However, this author excels at bringing issues of forgiveness to an easy understanding. Generally speaking, Hatcher speaks of all who benefit from forgiveness; the forgiver and the forgiven.
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(Normally, I prefer borrowing to buying books. Nonetheless, I own books I’ve seen on sale at the Friends of Freeman Bookstore.)
(Thank you, Goodreads, for the images of the following authors.)
1. Julia Alvarez
2. Sandra Brown
3. Meg Waite Clayton
4. Jeffrey Eugenides
5. Katherine Howe
6. Stephen King
7. Barbara Kingsolver
7. Alan Paton
8. William Shakespeare
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9. Lee Strobel
10. Bruce Wilkinson
Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer: The Sunday Gazette
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~
It’s a chance to share News.
A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies.
Anyone can participate as long as you:
Enter your link on my post - Sundays beginning at 12:01 am (CST) (link will be open all week)
I can’t believe it’s the last week of July! I posted first book review for the 2014 Bloggerversary Challenge in addition to sharing what folks have been reading in July. I even set up a new feature called Comment Catch Up in which I finally respond to comments from Stellar Visitors. Check out these features by clicking on the images below:
~ Don’t forget to check out Jorie’s Online Reading Club! ~
- 77th Edition
- Top Ten Tuesday Pre-Post
- Top Ten Characters Jorie Would Want on a Deserted Island with Her
- Siri Hustvedt’s What I Loved (Bloggerversary Challenge)
- TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones
- What Are You Reading? – July 2014 Edition
- Comment Catch Up – Week of July 20, 2014
TBF (To Be Finished):
- Katherine @ I Wish I Lived In a Library
- Fiza @ I’ll read till i drop
- Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
- Anna @ herding cats & burning soup
- 78th Edition :)
- Book Review(s)
- The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday
- Finish reading:
My Book Haul: (Thank you, Goodreads, for these images!)
Here’s a new feature which offers me the chance to respond to some of my Stellar Visitors’ remarks.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 – 77th Edition of The Sunday Post
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library said “I really need to read Unbroken. I’ll have to go check out your review. I’ve yet to read The Fault in Our Stars but I’ve held on so long I almost can’t pick it up now! Have a great week! Hopefully things will settle down a bit for you!”
Starry Night Elf’s Reply: 1) I appreciated Unbroken on so many levels. Although I borrowed the book many times, I felt it was worthy of finishing. Also, I can’t wait for the movie to hit theaters in December! 2) As I have a huge pile of books checked out to me, I’m blessed that a friend lent me The Fault in Our Stars. Otherwise, I’d be playing the waiting game with this bestseller. 3) Thank you, things settled down a bit this week and I posted more!
Starry Night Elf’s Reply: 1) You’re not alone when it comes to The Fault in Our Stars. The few pages that I’ve read are intriguing. Time will tell if I like it as much as John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines. 2) I visited, followed, and liked your blog today. I’m happy you’re on WordPress, too!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Top Ten Characters Jorie Would Want on a Deserted Island with Her
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library said “Great picks! It’s been so long since I’ve read the Joanna Brady series I had forgotten about Butch but he’d be a great guy to be stuck on an island with!
Starry Night Elf’s Reply: I definitely wanted to make sure I had some cooks/chefs in my version of the deserted island scenario. Butch cooks as well as tells great stories – I’d say he’s a two for one! ;)
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts said “I guess this deserted island scenario is more of a weekend getaway for you if you can just get Superman to fly you back out when the fun has died down! – Cheers,
Starry Night Elf’s Reply: Hey, Joey! Yeah, I think my girlhood Christopher Reeve crush resurfaced in this week’s theme. However, I did make sure our food and shelter needs were met. I checked out your post and am amazed by your various contingencies. Also, I like how you’ve provided readers with a Top Ten Tuesday Index!
Anna @ herding cats & burning soup said “I don’t know all of them but the ones I do know I’m gonna have to agree with ya. Great picks!”
Starry Night Elf’s Reply: “Thank you! Which characters do you know?”