Hello and welcome to Waggish Writer. This is Part 5 of "Waggish Writer Geeks Out: The Bookshelf."
Below is the background of my website that is a sample of my library.
Last time I embraced my geek-ness, I went over Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and MacDonald's "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle" book series.
Onward to the next books in the Waggish Writer's library!
Just a quick reminder, these books have meaning to me as a person, as a writer, and as both. I will list the book from left to right with APA citation and a short description of what is the book and why is it in my library.
At the end of "The Bookshelf" series, I'll create a list in case any of these books strike your fancy for practical writing tools or pure entertainment value.
Robert, N. (2012). Bed of roses: Book two in the bride quartet. New York, NY: Jove Books, a division of the Berkley Publishing Group.
Robert, N. (2012). Happy ever after: Book four in the bride quartet. New York, NY: Jove Books, a division of the Berkley Publishing Group.
Robert, N. (2012). Savor the moment: Book three in the bride quartet. New York, NY: Jove Books, a division of the Berkley Publishing Group.
Robert, N. (2012). Vision in white: Book one in the bride quartet. New York, NY: Jove Books, a division of the Berkley Publishing Group.
So, you will notice that the books are placed in alphabetical order in APA style while I have the books organized chronological. I was introduced to Nora Roberts via my mom as she had a large collection of romance books scattered about the house. The first time I had read the first book, "Vision in White," I had read it in a larger book. The series basically focuses on four friends who run a wedding business with romances developing between unexpected and intriguing characters who walk into their lives through their business of making brides have their perfect day. As a romantic at heart, I loved the concept of four women in a wedding business. What is really unique is that I had a glimpse of what it would be like to be a wedding photographer, a florist, a baker, and the wedding planner. If you enjoy romance, friendship, and a glimpse into the wedding business, I recommend sitting down with a beverage of your choice and enjoy the "Bride Quartet."
Flagg, F. (2005). A redbird christmas. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
"A Redbird Christmas" is a book I discovered in my family's library. What is unique about this book is how well it handles different characters speaking. Flagg does an extremely good job in keeping the characters from bleeding into the others. It is a well crafted story where a cardinal is a linchpin of the story, bringing a whole array of characters together into a delightful, heartfelt read. By the end of the story, you'll think the same thing that Oswald, the first character introduced to the story, remarked, "Isn't it amazing how one little bird changed so many lives?" (Flagg 193).
This will be a wrap for Part 5 of the Bookshelf series. Part 6 will cover the manga series currently hosted in my library as well as a dictionary for martial arts.
Well, if you like what you've read, comment with what are three books from your library.
They can be books you consider your writer's bible(s), authors you look up to, or books you read for the full joy of reading.
If you do, tell me why in the comment section. Let's geek out together.
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