Excerpt from The Stranger in the Woods

Excerpt from The Stranger in the Woods

I have just started reading The Stranger in the Woods, by Michael Finkel, an account of a hermit who lived in the woods of Maine for almost three decades, surviving off of bold thefts from the camp and homes just a few minutes from his tent without discovery. It's interesting to hear Finkel's firsthand account of his interviews with Christopher Knight and the investigation into how he survived without any contact with humanity. ...
Excerpt from Beautiful Boy

Excerpt from Beautiful Boy

Last week I read Beautiful Boy by David Sheff. This is a tough book, a memoire of his son's addiction too meth. If you have a family member with an addiction, you'll find a friend in Sheff. He puts it all out there, the guilt, the worry and anxiety, imagining what might have happened to him every time he disappeared. He goes through the stages of not knowing, telling himself it wasn't so bad, and then Nic's rapid downward spiral and cycles of recovery and relapse. ...
Excerpt from The Lost City of the Monkey God

Excerpt from The Lost City of the Monkey God

I don't often post about non-fiction books, and I didn't even mean to pick this one up, but it has been a fascinating journey so far. Journalist Douglas Preston takes the reader through the discovery of ancient cities in Honduras using liar in 2012 in The Lost City of the Monkey God. Learn the history of the area, meet colorful characters, and find out what happened after the discovery ...
Excerpt from Neurotribes

Excerpt from Neurotribes

Neurotribes by Steve Silberman has been on my "to read" list for a while now, and I wish I had picked it up sooner. Silberman delves into the history of the recognition of autism, its diagnosis and treatment, and the neurodiversity movement. He is a great storyteller and has a genuine interest in the children, families, and adults he learned about autism from. ...
Make 2018 Great!

Make 2018 Great!

What are you doing to make 2018 great for you? Do you have a special project planned for the new year? A goal you are working toward? Maybe you want to learn a new skill, develop a healthy habit, reconnect with friends or family, or check something off of your bucket list ...
Excerpt from A Prison Diary

Excerpt from A Prison Diary

I don't read a lot of memoirs, but this is one that caught my eye. Jeffrey Archer is a bestselling fiction author, but he has also published nonfiction accounts of the time he spent in prison for a perjury conviction. Interesting reading if you want to hear some of the details of life behind bars. I just recently started the first book, A Prison Diary, and so far it is very interesting reading.  ...
Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook

Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook

So you've been reading my Auntie Clem's Bakery series, and now you are craving some gluten-free treats of your own! While I do eat gluten-free myself, I have a lot of other dietary restrictions, so my repetoire is limited, and when I want to make something that isn't on my usual weekly meal plan, it's usually an experiment, swapping ingredients on the fly.  ...
Starting with Autism Awareness

Starting with Autism Awareness

October is Disabilities Awareness Month. In Canada, it is also Autism Awareness Month. And October 14 is Indie Author Day. With all of these things converging, I decided to highlight a book by an autistic author friend of mine: The ABCs of Autism Acceptance, written while Sparrow Rose Jones ...
Excerpt from The Polygamist's Daughter

Excerpt from The Polygamist’s Daughter

Most of the books I mention here are young adult, suspense, or mystery. Ninety-nine percent are fiction. But last week I picked up Anna LeBaron's memoir, The Polygamist's Daughter. As a rule, I don't read memoirs, but this one intrigued me. Annan is not a polished writer, but she has a story to tell, and I enjoyed reading it. The Polygamist's Daughter is a journey of faith rather than an expose, so don't expect a lot of action ...
Reading the Book of Mormon one day at a time: release of The Book of Mormon 365-Day Reader

Reading the Book of Mormon one day at a time: release of The Book of Mormon 365-Day Reader

Reading the Book of Mormon in a year is a common goal for many LDS members. Many of you will be setting goals to read it again beginning January 1. With that in mind, I have released this special edition of the Book of Mormon, the Workman Family Classics 365-Day Reader.
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Excerpt from A Mother's Trial

Excerpt from A Mother’s Trial

Don’t forget I have a Kindle freebie promo running for In the Tick of Time. Check it out! I am going to have a contest and a bunch of promos going for Canada Day and Independence Day, so check back here this weekend.
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Excerpt from Stiff by Mary Roach

Excerpt from Stiff by Mary Roach

Don't forget I have a Kindle freebie promo running for In the Tick of Time. Check it out!
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Excerpt from God Spelled Backwards

Excerpt from God Spelled Backwards

This is your last chance to pick up his Dark is Deepest, a collection of four of my full-length novels, for just $0.99!
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Excerpt from Parents Who Kill Their Children

Excerpt from Parents Who Kill Their Children

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!
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Build your bookshelf! More books!

Fill your shelves—or your Kindle—with books! A number of these are freebies, but always check the price when you navigate to it to be sure.
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So many books, so little time!

So many books, so little time!

Fill your shelves—or your Kindle—with books! A number of these are freebies, but always check the price when you navigate to it to be sure.
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So many books… #amreading #books

I have decided to start a (hopefully) regular feature on books that have grabbed my attention in the last week (or however long it has been since I got the last feature up). These will not be books that I have already read, though a few of them might be. They will be books that I have seen and added to my TBR list, looked up on Amazon, loved the cover of, etc. Just a quick run-through of what has gotten my attention, so you can have a look too.
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Good-bye Robin Williams

Good-bye Robin Williams

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
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