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Monday, January 16, 2012

A Wonderful Blog Award

I don't usually post on Mondays - Wednesdays are my posting days - but I wanted to write a special blog to thank fellow author Pamela June Kimmell for awarding me The All Around Wonderful Blog Award. I have been a follower and fan of Pam's blog, One Spoiled Cat, for some time now and admire her ability to write a blog seven days a week.

Some of my fellow authors write for other authors, posting tips on writing or the publishing industry. I have chosen to write for people who share a love of reading. It is my belief that reading a book can change your mood, alter your day or transform your life. It feeds us in either positive or negative ways, depending on what we are reading. It opens new worlds, allows us to explore new frontiers, to move into the past or flash forward to the future.

Reading and writing has been with me through my darkest hours and my brightest days. And while a movie might capture your attention for a couple of hours, a book engages your mind and your spirit. You can become the main character (or any character you connect with) and long after you put that book down, those people, that setting, that era - has the power to remain with you.

So, what am I reading this month?

I started out the month with Amber Scott's excellent book Irish Moon, which took me back to Ireland in a time when Christianity was on the rise and paganism was punishable by death...

I love it so much I read another book by Amber Scott, Fierce Dawn, which is like True Blood Meets X-Men: totally captivating and engaging.

And I just finished Erin Quinn's Haunting Beauty, which mesmerized me so much when I reached the last page, I turned to the first page and began reading it all over again. I also ordered her other three books in her Haunting series.

What are you reading? Which books have remained with you over the years and continue to captivate and enthrall you?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I have two books I'm reading now, one a science fiction and the other by a blogger buddy, Jessica Bell.
Congratulations on the award!

p.m.terrell said...

Thanks for the comment this morning, Alex! What are the names of the books? Would love to hear about the one written by Jessica Bell in particular.

Amber Scott Books said...

Thank you so much for reading and for the mention! I'm a huge Erin Quinn fan myself. She's an AZ girl, like me. You'll have to get out this way so we can all have an Irish coffee! Maybe Chester will come....

onespoiledcat said...

You SOOO deserve the award Trish - your blog is always interesting! Thanks too for mentioning my spoiled cat's blog - a labor of love and laughter. As for what I'm reading, I just finished "In A Dry Season" by Peter Robinson (an Inspector Banks mystery) and have started Joanna Challis's "Murder on the Cliffs" which is going to be's a mystery featuring Daphne du Maurier. As for "through the years" - I've read a zillion mysteries/thrillers and they stick with me but none perhaps as well as YOURS! I mean that.


p.m.terrell said...

Thanks for the comments! Would LOVE to meet up with you, Amber, for some Irish coffee next time I am in AZ! Hope you can join me in NC in 2013 for the big Book 'Em North Carolina conference!

And Pam, I'd love to hear more about "Murder on the Cliffs" - Daphne du Maurier is one of my favorite authors. Is that story something true that happened to her? Thanks for such kind words, also, Pam. You are THE BEST!! I love your book, The Mystery of David's Bridge, and keep waiting for that sequel!