Book Nook: Let It Go – Chris Williams

Book Nook: Let It Go – Chris Williams

A couple of months ago I read Where There’s Hope by Elizabeth Smart, in which Smart interviews various people who have gone through traumatic experiences in order to find out what helped them move forward.

Many of the people interviewed for Where There’s Hope had previously written their own books about their experiences, and I made a mental note of the few that I would want to read if I were given the chance.

Let It Go was one of these books, and it only took me a month or so to find a used copy for sale.

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Book Nook: Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick

Book Nook: Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick

I didn’t really have a reason to read a book by Anna Kendrick. I’ve only ever seen her in a couple movies, and I didn’t finish any of those movies thinking, “Oh man, what else can I watch her in?!”

But I felt like it would be an entertaining enough book to read, which is pretty similar to how I feel about the movies I’ve seen her in. They’re entertaining enough to watch, but I can’t see myself going out of my way to recommend them to somebody.

Scrappy Little Nobody turned out to be just that.

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Book Nook: Austenland – Shannon Hale

Book Nook: Austenland – Shannon Hale

When I first saw the movie Austenland, I wasn’t even aware that it was a book. It was just a fun movie that happened to have Keri Russell, and I wasn’t about to turn down the opportunity to see Keri Russell.

Years later, while looking through the book section of a local thrift store, I found a copy of the book. It seemed like perfect timing, since I had recently finished reading Pride and Prejudice for the first time a few weeks earlier.

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Book Nook: Anne of Avonlea – L.M. Montgomery

Book Nook: Anne of Avonlea – L.M. Montgomery

I read Anne of Green Gables last month, and it turned into a quick favorite. My wife let me know there were 8 total books in the series, but I’m not really the type of person to read every book in a series consecutively. After finishing one book in a series, I enjoy reading something else for a while before sitting down to the next book in the series.

Some might say that ruins the experience, but it’s how I like to read books. Maybe someday I’ll stick with a series from start to finish without taking breaks, but it is not this day (which reminds me, I still have to read The Return of the King).

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