Thursday, August 17, 2017

Have you met the Indie Next List?

Looking for a little somethin' somethin' to read and your FAVORITE book blog is stubbornly STILL on vacay?  Look no further than the Indie Next List.  It's a recommended reading list put together by Indiebound, an organization of independent booksellers.  You know, the people who read for fun and recommend books for a living?!  Trust me, they know of what they speak.  Check out the current Indie Next List here.  Oh, and they have an Indie Next Kids list as well.   As well as lists for paperbacksreading groups, and so on.  If we reviewed book sites, I'd give this one 5 Stars.

PS.  If you scroll down any of these linked pages you can pretty much browse all the lists they have ever made.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

An RFS Author Spotlight (Part Two)

Here at RFS, there is an author (or two) quite close to our heart.

RFS reviewer Lara Hays Zierke (under the name Lara Hays) has written several books in the piratical adventure romance genre that we'd love you to check out:  Ocean Swept, Undertow, Rebel Tide (not yet published), and several Oceanswept Chronicles.   They are clean, action-packed, and swoony.  You can find most of them for purchase here!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Books Turned Movies in 2017

Just came across this link to 25 books that will be released as movies in 2017.  Quite a few are already out and I'm excited about a good number of them! 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

An RFS Author Spotlight (Part One)

Here at RFS we are just BEAMING with pride!

Natalie Perry,
former RFS reviewer and current ROCKSTAR food blogger at Perry's Plate, has just published her first cookbook: The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking (200 Nourishing Recipes That Cook Carefree, for Everyday Dinners and Weekend Feasts)

Natalie and I went to high school together.  Back then, her last name was different and so I didn't even know that the girl I went to high school with and the food blogger I was madly stalking for recipes were the same person until I emailed her a question and she responded with: MINDY?! MINDY IRVING?!  One thing led to another and she reviewed cookbooks for RFS for a while before deciding to focus solely on food blogging and making adorable babies, and has been profoundly successful at both.

I haven't received my copy yet, but here are just a few of my favorite recipes from Perry's Plate if you want to try them out...

You get the idea.  She's awesome.  

Elizabeth will be posting a review shortly, but we just couldn't wait to get the word out!  If you get a chance, check out her blogpick up her book and spread the word!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

On this Day...

On this day in 2016, 
was top of the page...

On this day in 2015,
our review for 
by Elizabeth Wein

On this day in 2014,
we didn't post a darn thing...
but the next day Ashley posted 
some of her favorite

On this day in 2013,
Elizabeth posited the question

On this day in 2012,
we raved about the awesomeness that is

On this day in 2011,
we hosted a now-closed giveaway (and linked the reviews)

On this day in 2010


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Why We Do What We Do

It's no surprise to anyone that we here at Reading for Sanity kind of enjoy books. Reading is a necessity for us -- so much so that when my family moved this summer, instead of taking the much needed extra room and turning it into a guest room for out-of-state family (um, all of the them), I turned it into a library. Best. Decision. Ever. However, it saddens me when I hear so many individuals, kids and adults alike, who confess that they don't read anymore. Why?

I teach a Sunday School class and to my students' chagrin, I will absolutely NOT allow tech to be used in place of actual books of scripture. It's only taken one or two walks of shame to the library for these awesome kids to be trained, and we never have phones (ahem, Minecraft games) being used instead of bibles.

I found this article that resonated with me, and I want to get your thoughts on this. Have you noticed a change in your reading habits?


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