Monday, December 31, 2012

New Day New You Devotional by Joyce Meyer!

Hello Bookworms!

                Many people like to start or end their day with a devotional. Since it is the beginning of a new year, some of you may be shopping for a new devotion book if you don’t have one already. Today I want to tell you about a New Day, New You: 366 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life by Joyce Meyer which I read during the course of 2012.

                New Day New You offers insights of how to better enjoy the day according to the word of God from renowned evangelist Joyce Meyer. The book is compiled of 366 Devotions written by Mrs. Meyer that contain a scripture and then an explanation of what that scripture means and how you can apply it to your daily life. Throughout the book, Joyce shares examples from her own life where God has shown her the truth about something that was stealing the joy in her life. Allow Joyce Meyer to share the insights that God has given her about enjoying life this year with New Day New You: 366 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life!

           Readers, this book was truly a blessing to me in 2012. The things that the author shares about the Word of God has helped me get into the right mindset each day and taught me new things I had never even realized about things that can steal your joy if you allow it! I give New Day New You: 366 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life 5 bookmarks and I HIGHLY recommend it for anyone looking for a devotional for 2013 to help them have more joy and peace throughout the day.

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Well Readers, I hope you all have a Happy New Year! See you in 2013!

Until next time,
               Lizzie <3

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A special gift! Interview with Author N.E. David!! :)

Hello Bookworms!
                In the spirit of giving, I have a special gift for all of you today! An Interview with N.E. David, Author of Carol’s Christmas!

1.        What inspired your story Carol’s Christmas?

“I usually write about things that have been in my head for a while and are crying to be let out. CAROL'S CHRISTMAS was different in that I had determined to write a Christmas story and then went in search of a plot.

About half a mile from my house there's a street just like the one in the book. Every year all the houses in the road are decorated from top to bottom with sets of exotic lights and people go up there to drive round and look at them. It's a great way of spending an hour one evening prior to Christmas Day. There are even charity boxes at the end of each driveway where you can make a donation (and a contribution toward the electricity bill!).

We also have a tradition over here (I don't know if it's the same in the States) that if you fail to take down any decorations before Twelfth Night, you have to leave them up all year (there's actually one in our house right now, hidden behind a plant in the front window). I've also heard about people who are so besotted with Christmas that their houses are decorated all year round.

With these things in my mind, I lay in the bath one day, closed my eyes to think, and that was the start of CAROL'S CHRISTMAS.”

2.        You could have picked anything for the characters to attempt bonding over. What drew you to choose ice skating?

“Do you know what? I have absolutely no idea! We have an ice rink in York every Christmas and I guess that must have been in my mind too. It used to be outside The Castle Museum and The Courthouse which is where I've described it in the book. This year it's outside a shopping mall out of town. Sad, but hey ho, everything changes.”

3.        You wrote Carol’s Christmas as a novella or an ‘entertainment’ meaning that it is readable in one sitting. Was it harder writing the story this way being that you are limited in how much you can say and may have to leave details on the “cutting room floor” so to speak?

“ No, far from it. CAROL'S CHRISTMAS was the first 'entertainment' I wrote so it defined the genre for me. I knew the plot from start to finish before I began writing and I simply got it down on paper. It's never been edited so there's nothing on the cutting room floor at all. You could argue that it could be trimmed here and there but once I'd finished it, I was happy with it at 20,000 words. I've since gone on to write two more which quite coincidentally have come out at exactly the same length so there must be something 'natural' about it for me.”

4.        This story was wonderful and it opened up tons of possibilities as to how Carol and her father’s lives might continue from here. Will readers be able to re-visit 26 Acacia Avenue someday in more published stories or will it be up to them to use their imaginations?

“I have to say I have no plans to write any more about Brian and Carol. Just as I needed 20,000 words to say what I wanted to say about them and nothing less would have done, now I have nothing more to say and I'm afraid the mind is empty on the subject, so readers will have to use their imaginations. That's not such a bad thing - and by the way, I've written plenty of other stuff they can read anyway.”

5.        Be honest, do any of the characters in Carol’s Christmas resemble anyone in your own life?

“Yes - and no. This question boils down to whether my writing is in any way autobiographical. I actually believe that everything we write is autobiographical in some way or another - it must be, since everything we write originates from inside ourselves and no matter how we dress it up, horror, sci-fi, romance etc. it's still a part of us. CAROL'S CHRISTMAS is no different - but the characters are not direct representations of any particular individuals. Anyone who reads it will probably recognise parts of themselves somewhere - there's as much of me in Brian as there is of any man, there's as much of my wife in Edna as there is of any woman and there's as much of my daughter in Carol as there is of any young lady her age. What I hope is that that this will enable readers to more readily identify with the characters and thereby engage them in the story.”


I hope you have enjoyed getting an inside look at the writing of Carol’s Christmas straight from the author. You will truly enjoy Carol’s Christmas and I hope you’ll not only read it for yourself but share it with your loved ones as well! I’d like to thank N.E. David for taking out so much time to work with See Lizzie Read on more than 1 occasion!


Pick up or download a copy of Carol’s Christmas today for yourself and a loved-one:


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Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Book of the Week Carol's Christmas by N. E. David!

Hello Bookworms!
     Today I want to share See Lizzie Read's 3rd Christmas Book of the Week with you! Carol's Christmas  by N. E. David!

     I told you about this book last week in a review and if you've read it, you know I love it! I just recently finished reading it myself and I can say from experience that it is a wonderful book! It is only ten chapters long and is meant to be read in just one evening or during your travelling for Christmas. This heart-warming story of a young woman and her father who have never really had a chance to even get to know each other even though they lived in the same house for so many years will keep your attention and get you into the Christmas spirit!

Myself, reading Carol's Christmas :)

     So what are you waiting for? Buy your copy of Carol's Christmas today! and, Just in time for Christmas, Carol's Christmas has also been released as an eBook! (US) (UK)

For more about the author, Follow Mr. David on his blog!

and on Twitter!
My only mini recommendation this week is to follow the writing of Mr. N.E. David! I think he's an author well worth becoming a fan of!
Until Next Time,
     Lizzie <3

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Carol's Christmas by N. E. David

Hello Bookworms!,
         In the spirit of all things Christmas, I wanted to bring you a review of a wonderful Christmas novella called Carol's Christmas by Mr. N. E. David!


                Carol and her father have never had a close relationship….her mother wouldn’t allow it. Her mother wouldn’t allow anything but strict adherence to her own wants and orders. But now Carol’s mother has passed and in the aftermath of a difficult break-up, Carol has chosen to go home. But can Carol and her father learn to connect with each other after years of oppression from the matriarch of their little family? Or will this Christmas just be another disaster that Carol will come to regret? Find out in Carol’s Christmas by N.E. David!!


                This novella was absolutely precious! At just 10 chapters, it is the perfect thing to get you into the Christmas spirit on the plane, train, or automobile ride (as long as you’re not the one driving the automobile ;) ) home for Christmas. As I read ,I kept thinking, “This could easily be adapted into a movie”. It’s just that good.  I give Carol's Christmas 5 bookmarks and I just know that you will thoroughly enjoy reading this sweet novella from Mr. N.E. David! J Pick up your hard copy or (just in time for Christmas) download it to your Kindle A.S.A.P.! 
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     I have some exciting things coming your way this month! There are still 2 more Christmas Books of the Week, so keep sending in your mini Recommendations! Also, I have gifts for the book lover in your family and a very special interview with one of the writers of one Christmas Book of the Week selection! Can't wait! ;)

Merry Christmas and Until Next Time,
                                      Lizzie <3

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Book of the Week! The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury!

Hello Bookworms!,
     It's time for another Christmas Book of the Week and this week's book is BRAND NEW! It has only been out a few weeks! This week's book is The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury and it's a must read!
“Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but her heart is back in Franklin, Tennessee, where five years ago she walked away from a man she cannot forget, a rare sort of love she hasn’t found since.

          Ryan Kelly lives in Franklin and spends of time at The Bridge—The oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin—remembering the long hours he and Molly once spent there.

          Now Ryan and Molly’s favorite bookstore is in trouble. For thirty years, Charlie and Donna Barton have run The Bridge, providing the people of middle Tennessee with coffee, conversation, and shelves of good books—even through dismal book sales and the rise of eBooks. Then, in May, a flood tore through Franklin and destroyed nearly every book in the store. By Christmastime, the bank threatens to pull the lease on The Bridge and is about to take the Barton’s house as well. Despondent, Charlie considers ending his life. And in the face of tragedy miracles begin to unfold.”[1]

          Karen Kingsbury is a best-selling author who has written many novels already including Like Dandelion Dust which was turned into a major motion picture. Her latest book, “The Bridge”, is sure to be a favorite this Christmas season! How can you go wrong with a book about love, a bookstore, and the miracles of God? That is why I choose The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury as this week’s book of the week! Get a copy for yourself and pick one up as a gift for a loved one this season!

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[1] Summary from