RSS

Tag Archives: book-art

Autumn/Winter Christian Fiction 2017…

I hope everyone had a fulfilling Thanksgiving!

Today I’m sharing a list of new Christian/Inspirational fiction that was released in the CBD catalog for Fall 2017.  I never really go in for the Christmas-themed books.  But I was thrilled to find a longer list of novels this time around that has me super interested to get my hands on!  Some are by my favorite authors (Lyn Austin, Jane Kirkpatrick, Tricia Goyer…), and some are writers I haven’t heard of before.  That’s exciting!.  And, I must say the book art on these are stunning!  Just look at the layers of color and drama!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Looking Forward to Early Spring 2017 Christian Fiction!

A new year of Inspirational fiction is upon us, and I love being able to peruse the early spring edition of CBD’s latest fiction catalog right in the middle of January!  This time around, I was impressed by the diversity of genres and quality it appears is on the market.  Of course, there’s still the usual sappy romance novels, but there weren’t quite as many Amish stories this season and I was able to find several ones that look highly interesting.  The cover art is getting more scrumptious all the time!  Take a look-see:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

What are you looking forward to reading?

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Used Book Shopping at Thrift Stores

Ah!  🙂  Time to grab a chai and a blanket and for a little ‘random book shopping’ post!  There aren’t a ton this time around, but I can tell you I was pretty excited over these:

*This was the best find out of all of them!  Have you heard of the story of Diet Eman?  This brave young Dutch woman defied the Nazis along with her fiancé in hiding Jews during WWII.  About ten years ago, I listened to a recorded speech she gave that aired on Focus on the Family.  It was split into two parts and I remember being so engrossed in the Part 1 and not wanting to miss the next day’s continuation.  But I was unable to at that time (didn’t have the benefit of looking up past programs on the internet), and was so sorry to have missed it.  A short time later after moving to another state, I saw a flyer announcing a small community theater performing a play based on Diet Eman’s biography.  It was said that Diet herself may be there to meet and greet afterward!  I was so excited and we all bought tickets.  The play (named after the book, “Things We Couldn’t Say”) was riveting.  Unfortunately, Ms. Eman (who is now quite elderly) couldn’t make it that night and we never got to meet her.  But.  I was looking through the wealth of books at a local Salvation Army store and came across her autobiography in great condition.  And when I opened it up… I saw she had autographed it!  !!!!!  How COOL is that?!  I am so thrilled and honored to have a book signed by her own hand to keep for my own and pass on.  It is my hope that I get to meet her one day in person.

003

You never know what you might find at a thrift store!  Do you have any special book finds?  Please share!

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 11, 2017 in Book Shopping

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Newest Random Used Book Finds

032Hey, all!  I thought I would try something new today and show my newest thrift books finds by taking actual photographs of them.  Something tells me it would make the blog feel more personal instead of stock photos.  🙂  You’re obviously not looking at a professional photographer, but I thought it would be fun to change things around a little bit this way.

My newest books are all from the same thrift store, but from different trips.  I was really excited to find a complete trilogy (“The Knights Chronicles”) by Angela Hunt on the shelf!  Please forgive the terrible covers.  They look rather like cheap paperback romances, but if you’ve read Angela Hunt you’ll know that Christian authoress is nothing like.

033I also got to poking around the art book section today and found a “Sister Wendy Story of Painting” coffee table reference book.  I thought it would be fun to mull over during breakfast.  I’ve been enjoying the series, Raiders of the Lost Art on Netflix and thought adding this volume to my library would further my knowledge in the area where I’m lacking.

036

I’m thinking I will be having more frequent book hauls in the future as I plan to focus more energy on book buying.  What have you found in your recent used book hauls that you’re excited about sharing?

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 1, 2016 in Book Shopping

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Yard Saling + Book Saling = Fun!

Hello!  Have many of you been out garage and yard saling since spring began?  This is the first year I’ve been able to get out to do much of it for several years, since I’ve been quite the yard sale addict of late!  Plus, there was one of my favorite library used book sales this past week, so I have quite the stack of book treasures to share with you!

I also bought 4 old copies of the Smithsonian magazine and the following movie:

747ecb7da72c641ed2f9a6d1b39dd8fa

 
2 Comments

Posted by on May 21, 2016 in Book Shopping

 

Tags: , , , , ,

It’s Here! New Christian Fiction for Spring 2016!

One of the best things about the bleak midwinter is that we get to look forward to all the exciting new Christian fiction coming out in the spring!  Here are a few that I’m looking forward to:

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 16, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Brand New Fall Christian Fiction 2015!

So exciting!  I love perusing the latest Christian fiction from the CBD website.  I remember as a kid taking the catalog outside and laying under a tree on a blanket while reading about all the different plot summaries of potential great stories that left you hanging and wondering what would happen to the characters.  I would spend hours doing it.

So this time around, there was (surprise, surprise) another 10 pages of Amish fiction + many Christmas novellas for the upcoming season.  Both of which: bleh.  But the few titles that grabbed my attention look REALLY good and I’m excited to get my hands on them.  Several new authors I haven’t heard of before.  Don’t you just love these warm, saturated covers?:

What new books (Christian or secular) are you looking forward to reading this fall?

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , ,