Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bad book or bad review?

For the love of books.

For the love of books.


Reading a book may bring on a book review spontaneously. Spontaneously? Sure. If the book is good we can’t wait to talk about it, if it’s bad, boring or blah, we can’t wait to tell someone not to bother with reading it. That’s what a book review is all about.

Talking about the book!

Book reviews are important to the authors who’ve written them.  They live in hope of the masses falling in love with the words they’ve carefully crafted. The author hopes his or her story is the one that catches the interest of readers to such an extent that it becomes a household word. I believe in dreaming big.

Have you ever been with a group of friends and someone says, ‘I want to read such and such book, have any of you read it’? And one person  says, ‘Nah, my neighbor said not to bother, you won’t like it’!  The conversation moves on, and nine times out of ten everyone in that circle of friends may have a negative view of that book to pass along to the next group they gather with.

That’s a spontaneous book review.

When that happens in your circle of friends, ask questions. Find out why the neighbor didn’t like the book. Don’t automatically pass the bad review on. It could be that the book was a super great mystery or a delightful, entertaining romance, and the friends neighbor really prefers biographies.

That’s not a bad book, that’s a bad review.

In support of writers and literature everywhere, be fair, get the facts. A good honest review is still just one man’s opinion. A collection of honest opinions is good for all. It helps the reader make a more informed decision on which book to buy, and the author gets an idea of what the general public thinks about his or her writing.

Reading and writing…

Welcome! 🙂

Is there nothing better than reading a good book and then sharing it with a friend or another book person, or should that be another, ‘bookish’ person? The only other thing I can think of that might be better—no, for sure better— is writing your own exciting book and sharing it not only with your ‘bookish’  friends, but the whole world.

That would be fun. I’ve heard it said that If you dream at all,  dream big!

Have a great day and remember to put God first in your plans.


Mystery In the book store…

If I had to guess I’d say we all, admit it or not, like a little  mystery every now and then.  Books, Beads And Baubles is just that, a little mystery. Two sisters must put their heads together and catch the thief that’s taking books from the lower shelves of their used book store.

Click on link the link below to See this book and read a sample on Amazon: 

A Tale of Two People…

This story is about a young woman and a young man, both struggling with issues from their past. The difference is that the young woman, Lauren Ashby, an artist, is happy.  She’s  good at burying the unhappiness of her past, so good at it, that she can forget completely and go about her daily life happy and contented. To be disturbed only briefly, when an old memory surfaces for one reason or another, to confront her. Lauren is not aware of how her past affects her future.

She’s on the brink of finding out.

On the other hand, Jackson Montgomery, the young man, who owns the local art gallery, lives each day behind a carefully constructed facade of a normal, happy life. Unlike Lauren, Jackson is painfully aware of his past, and he knows his fragile facade is in danger of crumbling. Except for the people who will be hurt, he’s ready for the charade to be over.

If you are a writer too, then you know  how we writers come to love our characters. We want only the good for them, but sadly, like all of us,  they must suffer the consequences of things in this world that we sometimes have no control over.