All Good Things Must Come to an End

Today, after quite a few years, I have relinquished my membership to FIRST Wild Card Tours. 😦 (And in writing this, I just realised that I have been in breach of the rules for quite some time by not having their banner up…oops!!!!!!!) I have been a part of FIRST for at least 5 years and I have got many, many free books out of the partnership. 😀

This is the start of slowly figuring out what I am doing with reviewing and blogging now that I am not only a wife but also a mother. While I was a step-mother from day one of being married, it’s a whole different ball-game having littles at home compared to a schoolie off at school (obviously). My computer time is severely limited but mostly due to the fact that my laptop died (ages ago).

However, while I was considering giving up blogging and reviewing altogether…and then only considering continuing to blog to keep the free books coming…now I have decided to cut back on the reviewing groups I’m involved in and rethink how I can re-establish blogging. I still “need to read” (however, I can do it without a blog!) but I also still “need to write”, I’ve discovered. I just need to figure out how and where and when that will continue.

For now, I am still a member of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance (CFBA). FIRST Wild was first to go (no pun intended) purely because I’m finding very few hard-copy books available to me here in Australia now. However, they are a great group offering many great books and if you are in the US, I totally recommend you check them out!

Review: Someone to Watch Over Me by Michelle Stimpson

I’ve enjoyed this first read of one of Michelle’s books. I hadn’t heard of her before but would definitely be open to reading any future books she writes. Being African-American chick lit, I didn’t really gel with all the terminology (foreign to me, lol!) but it didn’t take away from the fact that it was a good story. 🙂

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Review: Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris

For a “theology book,” this is quite an easy read and even humourous, as well as somewhat biographical and autobiographical (in parts). I’ve quite enjoyed reading it and am over halfway. I do like Josh Harris and this is not the first book that I have read by him but it is the most in-depth. I don’t agree with everything he says–and isn’t that pretty standard with everybody–but on the other hand have found many quote-worthy sections.

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Review: Let God Change Your Life by Greg Laurie

This book was actually a bit different from what I was expecting so I’ve found it a bit slow-going. It is very foundational and even starts off targeting non-believers before moving on from there. That’s not quite what I was after, personally, but it might be what you’re looking for. 🙂

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Review: The Blackberry Bush by David Housholder

I have to admit that I just could not get into the book and so I didn’t finish it. I have so many books to try and keep up with that I just can’t make myself keep reading something that feels like work. I wasn’t really sure if this book was my thing to start with but thought I’d give it a go. So if it really appeals to you, don’t let me stop you! If you’re a bit so-so about it, you’ll probably be in the same boat as me. 🙂

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Review: I Love My Mother, But… by Dr Linda Mintle

I’m still reading this book but it looks good so far. The author seems to ground everything she says in Scripture and what God asks of us, rather than just psychology as you might expect from a book with a title like this. There is lots of Scripture quoted to back up points and what God asks of us is the benchmark for our behaviour. I’ve been quite impressed with that side of things so far!

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Review: True Courage by Steve Farrar

I requested this book thinking my husband might like it but he has too many on the go at the moment to have even looked at it. Everything that I’ve ever looked at by Steve Farrar looks like high quality goods for Christian men. I started reading this book and I can say that I like what I see here too. Although I think it is meant to target men, it seems like there is a lot of it that would just apply to our lives in general and I think it is highly likely to be worth a read from cover to cover. If you would like to read the first chapter, click on the link at the end for the rest of this post.

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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