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~.
Hi Bella, that book sounds great, I’ll add that one to my TBR. Thanks!
I really like your idea Bella.. I might do the same 😀
Interesting review for an interesting book!
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.
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.
I agree with you on non fiction books being more interesting.I am going to add this book to my TBR list.
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.
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