Monday, April 5, 2010

Delicious Reads

I’m reading some good stuff and I plan to give you a one sentence wrap up to flesh out the good of each book.

The Marriage Project by Kathi Lipp
This book is unique from all other books on marriage I’ve read and the first hook was the playful and encouraging way the author writes.
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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Can you say expert on writing enticing characters starting page one, continuing, continuing…?
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Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert
Katie clearly has poured effort into making every sentence pop…an intentional practice.

Esther by Beth Moore
After what, 8 or 9 of her studies, it never gets old—the lady is anointed (Esther and Beth).
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Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell
I’m soaking up every word (and underlining just about every other word) as I delve into rich wisdom from a writing guru.

Noble Efforts to Engulf the Moon by Wendy Paine Miller
I wrote it, I owe it to myself and the characters to keep working out the kinks.

The Bible
It really doesn’t get any better than this.

*I have an article
here at Sage Girls Ministry
** and my column
here at Exemplify
***photos by flickr

24 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing!!! These are fantastic and something I now need to look into!

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  2. Wow! You read a ton of books at a time. I'm reading the Time Travelor's Wife and a book on self-ediitng. And of course, the Bible every day!

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  3. Lots of good reading going on here ... I like how you include your own work in the list, giving it the priority and kudos it surely deserves :)

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  4. I'm reading Plot and Structure right now too! Gleaning a lot this second time around, and have plans to apply certain things today. Good read!

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  5. I need to go get a copy of Plot & Structure. I've heard so many good things about it.

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  6. I love how you posted Katie's book! You are wonderfully supportive, Wendy!

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  7. Remarkable list! I can't wait to read you and Katie's work. I feel honored to be among such talented and tenancious souls.

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  8. Thanks for the recommendations. Books are wonderfully delicious!

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  9. One book one that list jumped out at me: Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert. Can't wait to read that one. :D

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  10. Plot & Structure is on my list. I'll have to move it to the top.

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  11. Wendy - thanks for the shout out. And The Help? Divine. I am so jealous of anyone who has yet to read it...

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  12. OOh I'm jealous you read Katie's book and to be honest yours too! ;) OK I'm going to buy 'plot and structure' and 'The Help' just because of you. =)

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  13. WENDY!!!
    Love your today's layout AND post!

    The Help was one of my all-time favorite books, and our Ladies of Grace did the Beth Moore Esther study last semester and GREW!!!!!!!

    This week, I plan to post favorite reads...

    Patti

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  14. i LOVE that you read all types at once, Wendy. I do the same. I'm reading a fiction trilogy, the Bible, a non-fiction self-help and a craft book. Oh, and several devotionals. Since that's the genre I write, I need to read a lot of that.

    But I don't do zombies. ARF!

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  15. Hey, I recently cracked open a copy of The Marriage Project, too! So far, so good.

    The Help is one of my favorites. So flawless, don't you think?

    I can't wait 'til we can all read Katie's books!

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  16. Awww! I'm blushing! Thanks for making me smile on a Monday afternoon, Wendy! you ROCK sista!

    Love ya!!
    Katie

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  17. Wow, I'm feeling all guilty for reading fiction now. Great summaries!

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  18. I like your reading summary! I'll look forward to reading Patti's, too. I MUST make more time for reading, but I'm finally making good progress on my revision, so I don't want to lose that momentum. I think I'll stop doing any housework. :-)

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  19. Great list..I'll take note of these books.

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  20. Thank you for sharing your list. Now I have added more to my 'to read' list. On the go right now I have Max Lucado, In the Grip of Grace, Small Change by Elizabeth Hay, Prairie Fire Literary Journal, and my daily devotional. Since my latest writing is short story, I am reading a lot of it lately, but look forward to diving into novels this summer! Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog too!

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  21. I love the one sentence recommendations and you're right. Nothing beats the bible!

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  22. My husband is reading The Help. I'm waiting to read it next.

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  23. I'm looking forward to reading and reviewing your book.

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