I did my monthly post of Books read in April, and got the following comment:

DeSeRt RoSe said…

Great list, but which was your favorite? and why?

That started me thinking, that could be a regular feature on my blog. Maybe on yours too? I should design a button for that, if I knew how to design buttons that is.

So anyway of the four books I read in April, my favorite was Jantsen’s Gift by Pam Cope for two reasons. One is I prefer non-fiction to fiction, as a non-fiction writer once wrote, ‘Real life is unpredictable.’ and someone said, ‘You can’t make this stuff up.’ and if you did, no one would believe it. Having read the case histories of some of the women in Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, I can tell you both statements are very true. In so many cases non-fiction is just more interesting then fiction.

The second reason is the manner of writing of the book. I don’t know if that is the right word to be using, but the writing is fresh and candid. She is very honest about her life, her feelings, her relationships, with her husband, children, friends, she is unstinting in her praise of the help she received from others and not afraid to show her mistakes and faults, all this made for a book that left me with a warm feeling inside.

So that’s it! Come back next month for the next installment of ~My Favorite Book~.

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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

6 responses

  1. Hi Bella, that book sounds great, I’ll add that one to my TBR. Thanks!

  2. DeSeRt RoSe says:

    I really like your idea Bella.. I might do the same 😀
    Interesting review for an interesting book!

  3. Bella Foxx says:

    For anyone that is interested, I got my terminology wrong. I did not mean a button. I meant a badge. Anyway, I made up a little thing with clip art and word art and posted it in the side bar.

  4. Angie says:

    Thanks for the review – that looks like an interesting book. And I love the “My favorite book” feature. My sister just suggested a few days ago that I do that on my blog, and it was actually surprisingly difficult to figure out what my favorite was for each month.

  5. Yvette Kelly says:

    I agree with you on non fiction books being more interesting.I am going to add this book to my TBR list.

  6. Anna says:

    I’m glad to hear you liked this one so much. Can’t wait to read it. I think this would be a great new feature. Let me know if you make a button.

    –Anna
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