Spring Reading Reviewed


I confess. I played hooky yesterday. After finishing up one of the contest books I’m reading, I ran off to the movies. Again. This time to see a sci fi-ish big screen offering of a TV oldie – The Incredible Hulk. Not bad, though I thought the plot broke down in significant places during the last 30 minutes.

But this post is not intended to be a movie review. Instead I want to give my report—over a week old, which is appropriate since I signed up late as well—of my reading for Callapidder Days’ Spring Reading Thing.

Here was my list:

Amber Morn, Brandilyn Collins (Zondervan, 2008 )
Assassin’s Apprentice, Robin Hobb (Bantam Books, 1995)

    Ryann Watters and the King’s Sword Eric Reinhold (Strang 2008 )
    Symphony of Secrets, Sharon Hinck (Bethany, 2008 )
    Gilead, Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus, Giroux; 2004)
    Any Bitter Thing, Monica Wood (Chronicle Books, 2005)
    Beyond the Reflection’s Edge, Bryan Davis (Zondervan, 2008 )
    DragonLight, Donita Paul (WaterBrook, 2008 )

    √√√√ Five books I am reading as a judge for a contest, hereafter to be referred to as contest book 1, contest book 2, contest book 3, contest book 4, and contest book 5 [Two were excellent. I’ll try to do some surreptitious review at some point].

    check mark indicates a book I read

Well, that’s a pretty sad completion list, I have to say. I did sneak in Chuck Black’s Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione (Multnomah, but not much more.

I’m happy to report that I will be reading DragonLight next in preparation for Donita Paul’s CSFF Blog Tour later this month. This will be a special tour because Donita’s DragonKnight was the first book featured by CSFF Blog Tour two years ago.

As to Spring Reading? I’ll keep signing on as long as Callapidder Days holds these reading things. I love to read and my goal is to keep my nose in a novel. If I can tell other readers about the books I’m enjoying, all the better. Hopefully I’ll come closer to my goals this fall.

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Spring Reading Thing, 2008


Late, late, late to the party. But what a fun party it is! I’ve participated in Callapidder Days’ reading events twice before, and they give me permission to read. Understand, I do a lot of reading as part of the blog tours I’m involved with. And I do a little reading (not as much as I should) to help me improve as a writer. But sometimes … sometimes I like to read, just because.

But alas, the Spring Reading Thing is already well underway, having started back on March 20. At the time I was busy with All Things Mount Hermon, and didn’t think a thing about reading. Regardless, I plan to forge ahead, and will even add books to my list that I read during the first month of the Thing.

The only thing I’m missing out on by starting late is eligibility for a $10 Amazon gift certificate drawing. A perfect gift for a reading Thing, by the way.

Did I mention that there are also book give-aways involved? Yep. Check out the offerings. Most are for women since Callapidder Days might be considered something of a Mommy Blog. Good deal. If Mommys want to join in and read, I’m all for it. Still, I think it only fair to warn the good number of male visitors who stop by A Christian Worldview of Fiction, some of these book give-aways are definitely not for you! 😮

On to my list:

Amber Morn, Brandilyn Collins (Zondervan, 2008)
Assassin’s Apprentice, Robin Hobb (Bantam Books, 1995)
Ryann Watters and the King’s Sword, Eric Reinhold (Strang, 2008)
Symphony of Secrets, Sharon Hinck (Bethany, 2008)
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus, Giroux; 2004)
Any Bitter Thing, Monica Wood (Chronicle Books, 2005)
Beyond the Reflection’s Edge, Bryan Davis (Zondervan, 2008)
DragonLight, Donita Paul (WaterBrook, 2008)
Five books I am reading as a judge for a contest, hereafter to be referred to as contest book 1, contest book 2, contest book 3, contest book 4, and contest book 5. 😉

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Well, aren’t those books published in oh-eight the cool ones! 😀

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