I used to live in Newburg, Oregon. I’m LDS/Mormon, and while I was there I met Donna Gustainis Fuller at church. I remember Donna mostly for her sweet personality and dazzling smile (plus I think I remember some cookies). I haven’t seen her in years, but we are Facebook friends, so we can keep track of each other. I had NOidea she could write, so it came as a complete surprise when I saw her posting about her first book, A Strand of Doubt. Well, of course I bought it and read it – it’s a policy of mine to read books written by and watch movies with friends/family in them.
I was surprised again when it turned out to be an excellent book! When people find out I write and publish books myself, they have a tendency to try to get me to read their books, which I usually do, and most of them are, shall I say, not all that good? I find myself looking for an adjective that satisfies them without hurting their feelings (“Your book/concept was so unusual/interesting”). A few of my friends are really good writers, and Donna is one of them. I just read her second novel, Code Name Scorpion, and I like it even more than the first one, which is saying a lot. I basically picked it up and couldn’t stop reading.
If you are in a Primary presidency or are a Primary chorister in the LDS/Mormon Church, Have I got a deal for you! I’ve marked most of my books down so they are an even better deal! Most of the print books (of which there are very few left) are marked down about half, and most of the Kindle books are marked down 25%. I say “most of” because the Children’s Programs are not marked down; they cost less in the first place, and sell later in the year, presumably when people are writing their programs. Continue reading →
I love to read, especially on my Kindle Fire. Did I mention that I read faster and enjoy it more when I use electronics? It’s true, and I resisted for a long time. I couldn’t imagine liking a device when I could hold a real book. Now, I look for Kindle books on Amazon first and try to find them available for checkout at my local library in Kindle form. A printed book is my last resort. Continue reading →