Booking Through Thursday

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What’s the most romantic book you’ve ever read?
(Mind you, I don’t mean the hard-core stuff you hide in plain wrappers under your mattress. I mean True Love, Romance, deeply emotional, heart-tugging, and all that stuff.)
And, secondly, did you like it? Is it your usual kind of reading, or did it take you by surprise?
This one is a really hard question for me because I tend to read the lighter romance books.  More plot and other stuff going on along with the romance.  I think I would have to say Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.

What about you?

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In honor of our giveaway yesterday (don’t forget to enter for your chance to win!) …
There’s something wonderful about getting in on the ground floor of an author’s career–about being one of the first people to read and admire them, before they became famous best-sellers.
Which authors have you been lucky enough to discover at the very beginning of their careers?
And, if you’ve never had that chance, which author do you WISH you’d been able to discover at the very beginning?

What a great question!  I really had to think about my answer to this.  I really wish that I had discovered J.R. Ward sooner than I had.  On one hand it was great because I got to read a bunch of the books right in a row and didn’t have to wait but I really wish I had found her earlier.

Booking Through Thursday

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I am paraphrasing from a friend’s Facebook wall her question:
“How would a teen-age boy who is going to work with his hands ever use Literature of England in his work?”
The age-old “How am I going to use this in real life?” question. How would you answer it?
This is a very interesting question.  I don’t think that I agree that his work is only going to be using his hands. While yes, his main source of income might be from working with his hands, there is much work to his work in life.  We are spouses, friends, parents, mentors and so much more.  We use everything we learn no matter how small in some form in our life.  It might be remembering a line of Literature or Poetry at a time that is helpful for a friend in a time of need. Or to help our children as they are learning the same things we did.  I guess my bottom line is that out “work” is much more than our “job”.