Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Book Booty

I love big books and I cannot lie . . . but this post isn't about the size and desirability of large, voluptuous books. I'm talking booty as in the pirate sense, because I scored some treasure from that scalawag, old Saint Nick. Here are a few titles you might want to check out if Santa left you nothing but coal.

The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable
by Carol Baxter
Quaker John Tawell's trial became a sensation, involving poison and sexual scandal. It helped to secure the telegraph's fame — and usher in the modern communication age. A true tale of murder and scientific revolution, The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable is historical crime writing at its best.

by Agatha Christie
"Ten . . ."
Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U. N. Owen."
"Nine . . ."
At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.
"Eight . . ."
Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . as one by one . . . they begin to die.
"Seven . . ."
Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?

by Ann Voskamp
This one's for the lovers and the sufferers. For those whose hopes and dreams and love grew so large it broke their willing hearts. This one's for the busted ones who are ready to bust free, the ones ready to break molds, break chains, break measuring sticks, and break all this bad brokenness with an unlikely good brokenness. You could be one of the Beloved who is broken --- and still lets yourself be loved.
You could be one of them, one who believes freedom can be found not only beyond the fear and pain, but actually within it.
You could discover and trust this broken way --- the way to not be afraid of broken things.

By Rob Wynalda
Each book in this series is organized so that you can write out your very own copy of Scripture. You will be writing the Bible text only on the right hand page of the book. This should make for easier writing and also allows ample space on the left page to write your own notes and comments. From time to time a question or word will be lightly printed on the left page; these questions are to aid in further study, but should not interfere with your own notes and comments.

1 comments:

Robin Mason said...

And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little Indians - said with my best British accent) is what turned me on to Agatha Christie when we did it as a play in high school and I landed a part!!

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