Author Archives: Amy

A Psychopath, a Broke Farmer and Renegade Chefs

I’ve always loved reading fiction, but I rarely touched nonfiction. I hate to admit that I never gave it much of a chance because I had this idea in my mind that it was dry and hard to get through. A couple of years ago, I decided to challenge myself to broaden my reading selections, […]

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Question of the Week

What do you think about celebrities as authors? The list of celebrities who are writing books just keeps growing. Steven Martin, Henry Winkler, Katie Couric, Julianne Moore, Steven Harvey and so many others are writing memoirs, fiction, humorous nonfiction, books for children, etc. I don’t often read books by celebrities, but last year I really […]

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Inspirational Beach Reads

Because of the incredibly warm weather we’re having, I am in the mood to read stories that take place at the beach. I recently discovered Marybeth Whalen, an inspirational romance writer whose books are set in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, a real place I’d love to visit someday. The Mailbox is her first book (available […]

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Question of the Week

What book are you currently reading? I’m currently reading Poison, the second book in the Bloodline trilogy by Jordyn Redwood. Kidnapping, murder, revenge, hallucinations, biological weapons, people poisoned with spider venom, a patient who becomes desperate enough to rip the chest tube out of her collapsed lung. Christian fiction isn’t what it used to be. […]

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Families

I come from a big family, and recently one of my sisters found some old family photos. She posted them on Facebook so that everyone could see our bad hairstyles and funny poses. One of my favorite books about families is the hilarious Born under a Lucky Moon by Dana Precious. It’s about an L.A. woman recounting the […]

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Question of the Week

What book made you laugh out loud? I love it when a book causes a reaction like that. Even though I might grin while reading something like Bossypants, for example, it’s rare for me to laugh loud enough for people around me to hear. I recently read a fiction book that made me laugh in horror at […]

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Top Chef

I have to admit I don’t cook. It’s much less stressful for me to go to a restaurant or pick up something pre-made at the grocery store; however, I am completely hooked on cooking shows and competitions. I would love to be able to make the creative dishes I see on tv. Maybe someday soon […]

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Sherlock

Are you a fan of Elementary or BBC’s Sherlock? According to Guinness World Records, Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed literary character in film. We had a Sherlock Holmes program at my library the other night, and it was fascinating to learn all about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his creation of Sherlock. If you […]

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