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    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
    God bless!

  • “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book that it may be for the time to come forever and ever.”
    ~Isaiah 30:8.

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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "The only just literary critic," he concluded, "is Christ, who admires more than does any man the gifts He Himself has bestowed."
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "Writers who see by the light of their Christian faith will have, in these times, the sharpest eye for the grotesque, for the perverse, and for the unacceptable. To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures."
    ~Flannery O'Connor

    You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
    ~Arthur Polotnik

    Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
    ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "There are forms of insanity that condemn people to hear voices against their will, but as writers we invite ourselves to hear voices without relinquishing our hold on reality or our right to control."
    ~Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway

    Christians have sometimes been suspicious of stories, because they really can influence you. If you read the Twilight novels once a month for a year, I think you'd be a different human afterward—and not a sparkly one.
    ~Nate Wilson

2009 Book List

Wow, 2009 is almost over!  Yikes.

I wanted to share something I did differently this past year, what?  I kept a list of all the books I finished between January 1st and December 31st.  Why?  Last year I wondered how many books I had read, so, for the year 2009 nine I decided to keep a list.  The number of books surprized me, honestly I thought I would have read a lot more, but, it’s been a buys year and I didn’t always have time for reading.  Well, now that I have your attention and curiosity, here are all the books I finished in the year 2009.

The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica (4 book) by James A Owen
Inkheart by Cornelie Funke
Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott
The Oracles of Fire (4 books) series by Bryan Davis
Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin Mckinley
The Brothers Grimm : Two Lives, One Legacy by Donald R. Hettinga
King Raven trilogy by Stephen Lawhead
Happy Trails: Our Life Story by Roy Rogers and Dale Evens; with Jane and Michael Stern
Raising Dragons (book 1 of Dragons in Our Mists) by Bryan Davis (Note: I got this series for Christmas and finished this book in one and a half days. 🙂 )

Only seventeen books in a years, well… plus three or four unpublished books written by friends and a few I started but never finished.  I’m planning on reading more this year, maybe I can make it to thirty, but then, we’ll see. 😉

So what were your favorite books of 2009?

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5 Comments

  1. hmm… I had already read it, but I just listened to “The Goose Girl” on audio book. 🙂 Love that book! (you should read it, hint hint) 😉

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  2. Zoe

     /  January 6, 2010

    Was the King Raven trilogy good?

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    • storygirl308

       /  January 6, 2010

      I liked it so much I got it of Christmas. 🙂 Yes, it’s very good.

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