What books are you reading?


This is going to be another writing sprint. Monday morning, February 19. It is actually a holiday across Canada. They called it Family Day. It’s the first year that we, here in New Brunswick, have it as a statutory holiday. Most everything is closed, except for gas stations and convenience stores.

I have less than an hour to write my 500-word post because a friend of mine is coming over at 10 o’clock. Early bird that she is, I can almost guarantee she’ll be here before that. So… here we go:

I decided to do a fun and do a promotional post today. Sort of. 

What books are you reading? Are you one of those people who read certain stories only at certain times of year? Our tenant is what I call a ‘season reader’. She loves cozy beach stories but will not read them at any other time of year than in the summer. The same goes for Christmas novels. For her, those are strictly December-only reads. What about you?

To me, it doesn’t matter. I read anything, at any time of year. I’ve read Christmas stories well past December, just like I’ve picked up a cozy beach read in the dead of winter. Hey it keeps me feeling warm inside.

Recently, I started a Speculative Fiction by Yvonne AndersonThe Story in The StarsI can’t tell you much about it because I’m only on page 31, but to pique the interest of all the spec-fic fans out there, I can give you the book’s back blurb. This book was an American Christian Fiction Writers Carol (ACFW) Award Finalist in 2012. (Way to go, Yvonne). 


Dassa skates toward the palace in completion of her Third Quest, unaware the Karkar Plague has returned to ravage Gannah.

On a medical starship not far away, Dr. Pik is ordered to find a cure for the plague – an unlikely assignment, given his inbred hatred of the whole Gannahan race. Duty trumps, prejudice, however, and he succeeds… but that’s just the beginning of the story.

Dassa and Pik survive attach by space pirates, food poisoning, and a place crash in the savage Gannahan wilderness. The hardest part, though, is enduring one another’s company. 

The Creator who wrote the story of redemption in the stars has commanded her to share it with her reluctant savior. That’s not all He requires of her, but the rest is unthinkable. 

Fly through the Gateway to Gannah for some serious sci-fi adventure!

This is book one of four. 

Book 2: Words in the Wind

Book 3: Ransom in the Rock

Bok 4: The last Toqeph

Someone once said:

The best way to thank an author is to write a review

It’s so true. We depend on reviews. That’s how many readers determine whether or not they will read certain books.  

What book are you reading right now? Are you enjoying it? This Family Day, go ahead and pick up a good book. When you’re done, please do the author a favour. Go to their website or on Amazon and thank them. Write a review.