07 July 2012

Books You Ought To Read

Life of Love

Today I have some book recommendations for you...

 Well, to start with, there's my book. Self-published in 2009 and just as random, if not more random, than this blog. Obviously, I'm pretty fond of this short volume, and I think that the 200 or so people who own a copy of it are pretty lucky!

This highly educational book was randomly given to me at a Christmas party a few years ago. I've learned a lot from reading it.

Lemony Snicket is the number one most influential author in my life. If my writing contained a small portion of the linguistic genius that his writing contains, I'd be content. I recommend the whole Series of Unfortunate Events. And hey, if you can score them at a thrift store for $2 a book, all the better!

Contrary to all appearances, I do occasionally read serious books. They just aren't as funny to write about. Right now I'm reading The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee and Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas, and I'd recommend both of them!


  1. So fun that you published a book! My husband published a Children's book this year and it was just so much fun! My friend published a novel as well and it just came out. It's at home waiting to be read. (I'm visiting family and it came while I'm away.) It's so exciting to know people who wrote books! FUN!

  2. I have never actually read any Lemony Snicket books, so maybe I should go to the library and pick one up!

  3. I've never read Lemony Snickett's either but remember how my sister would run out to get the latest for a cousin. I wish they had done more movies from the series. Congrats on your published book. You should post excerpts ;)

  4. You have a book?! LOVE IT! Also have heard great things about the Lemony Snicket books. I'll have to check them out!


  5. OOOOO I love Sacred Marriage! My mom introduced me to it a while back. I think every married person should read it.

  6. i love the cover art of those. following you now!

  7. I love Lemony Snicket's! I read it to the kids i babysat & fell in love with the style of writing. Great pics! Yay for your own book! I have the beginnings of so many novels under my bed...never finished any of them! :(

  8. Lemony Snicket... check!

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  9. Never read Lemony Snicket - thought the movie was good! :)

  10. Thanks for the recommendations, I've been looking for some new books for summer reading! Stopping by from the blog hop! Am now a new follower:) Would love if you could follow me back!

  11. oooo lemony snicket :)

    thanks for stopping by my blog!

  12. That is awesome that you published your book!! I would love to read it! Great recommendations.