For Men Only: A Review

Book Reviews

Title: For Men Only
Written By: Shaunti Feldhahn and Jeff Feldhahn
Genre: Relationship Helps/Non-fiction
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

First of all, yes I know I am a woman. No, I’m not having a gender identity crisis. There are reasons for me reading this. And yes, it is helpful. I learned more about myself and other women. Especially since I’m not necessarily a typical woman in some areas. Continue reading

For Women Only: A Review

Title: For Women Only
Written By: Shaunti Feldhahn
Genre: Relationship Helps/Non-fiction
Recommended Ages: 13 & up (skipping one chapter if not married)

Introduction:

This was my second time reading this book and I still learned a lot about myself and the men in my life. Even though this book was about how men’s brains work, I found a lot I could relate to personally for myself. In other words, don’t put people in boxes, they won’t always fit. This book would be especially great to read together as a couple. That way you know for sure that’s how your man or woman is really like. If you do that, though, definitely do it with the Feldhahn’s book, For Men Only as well. Continue reading

Book Review: Editor-Proof Your Writing

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Author: Don McNair
Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction
Recommended Ages: 18 & Up

Introduction:

I really wanted to like this book. As an author, I wanted to know what I could do to help my writing a little more. There were definitely some good tips in the book, but there were other parts that I had a harder time with. Not that they weren’t good points, they were just made in a manner I didn’t appreciate. Or sometimes, they were things I had heard many times before. Continue reading

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Reading Resolutions

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This is the time of year when people make New Year’s Resolutions. Some of them are realistic and some aren’t. Some you can keep for a couple months, some for a day or two. Some are for some really weird things. But have you ever made a resolution to read a certain number of books the next year?

I can see you now. You’re jaw on the floor, a look of shock on your face. “A resolution to read books? Why would you do that?” you ask. “I already know I’ll read books, so why make goals and resolutions for that?”

I am so glad you asked! There are a few reasons I can think of now, but if you know of more, feel free to leave a comment with those reasons.

Reason #1:

shelf-159852_1280Reading Resolutions/Goals can give you a particular number to aim for. Continue reading

The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction: A Review

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Introduction:

If you are a Christian author or wannabe author, I recommend this book. Note: I read the edition published in 2009 and believe there is an updated version now.

Clarity: .5/1

Jeff Gerke did a good job at making all his points easy to understand. The main issue I had was the constant movie and TV show references to make his points clearer. I did not know many of them and there were times he didn’t explain the movie or show or scene well enough to understand his extra explanation. Continue reading

WriteMind Planner: A Review

This review is going to be different from my normal reviews because it’s a product review rather than a book review, but here goes.

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased this lovely WriteMind Planner as designed and sold by Perry Elisabeth Design. Isn’t the cover lovely?

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Now, I’ve read a couple of other reviews of the planner (here and here), but I wanted to write my own because I use mine differently, so here’s a little sampling into my outlining and planning. If you look closely, you could probably even get a sneak peek into book #3 in the Orphans of the West series. Continue reading