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August Book Goodies

Hello :)

I’m here again. And for once, I am actually going to share a sort of “wrap-up” like many bloggers do. Only sort of though…I guess what I am doing is what most call a “book haul”. I just call them goodies. I got lots of book goodies this month, which was exciting. I didn’t even spend a fortune. Actually, I barely spent any at all….

This is a picture of my August Book Goodies:



David and Bathsheba by Roberta Kells Dorr ~ Thrift store (I have two other Biblical Fiction books by this author, one I liked and one I didn’t love as much, so I’m curious to see where this one falls.)

Critical Pursuit by Janice Cantor ~ Thrift store (this one excited me so much, because I was browsing the shelves, and thought I saw this one but it wasn’t it, however…I looked next to the book I thought it was, and the book beside it was this one! This is the first book in a series, I have already read the 2nd, and loved it, so I’m excited to read this one too.)

Healing Thoughts by William Branham ~ A friend blessed me by sending me this little book, and I’m finding great insight in it!

Never by J. Grace Pennington ~ Won in a giveaway. (Looks so good, can hardly wait to start it!)

Missing by Peggy McAloon ~ Won in a giveaway (Lovely cover!)

A Love to Come Home To by Alicia Ruggieri ~ Gift from the author (Eeeeee!!! Beyond excited for this book!! It’s so beautiful and I know it will be a fantastic conclusion to this beautiful series!)

Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson ~ Thrift store. (I’ve read this before; it’s the sequel to “Hattie Big Sky” which I love as well. So happy to own both books now!)

Kingdom’s Edge by Chuck Black ~ Thrift store (Snapped this up as soon as I saw it! I love Chuck Black’s books. <3)

An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers ~ Thrift store (This completed this book’s series for me!)

Rise of the Wyrm Lord by Wayne Thomas Batson ~ Thrift store (Haven’t read this series yet, but have heard good things about it, and own book one.)

Raiders from the Sea by Lois Walfrid Johnson ~ Little Free Library (This also completes the series for me ~ had each of the others except book one. :) I exchanged an older book of mine for this one as one of the Little Free Libraries in our town – love them!!)

London Confidential Series by Sandra Byrd ~ I was sent this series by the author to put in one of our town’s Little Free Libraries, and I get to read them before I do that, so that’s rather exciting. :)


So yes, good Book month indeed. :)

It’s been a very busy month as well – August seemed like a long one, and there was plenty to fill it up with. The garden has been our primary source of busyness, add in there kittens, chicks (our 1/2 banty 1/2 chicken hatched out at least 14 eggs…so cute little black pom-poms are scurrying about!), daily life, having a {big} garage-sale and my cousin’s wedding among other things…’twas a full month.

We’re not quite done with the garden yet though. Still hard at work on that one. I’m just looking so forward to the cooler weather! We’ve had a couple cooler days, but also some really hot ones….bring on Fall, I say!

As for reading….Kind of slow going. I’m working my way through the Call the Midwife books. Almost done with the first one, and it has been very good, except for one chapter that I highly recommend be skipped; I did so myself. And if you’re at all squeamish about birth and whatnot, this book may not be for you. :) Next on my list is the London Confidential series mentioned above so I can get those to a Little Free Library.

I know I keep saying this, but I do want to make an effort at better blogging, however lately has not been the time. With everything else I’ve had going, I have not had much of a chance to stay on top of much things internet related, for which I do apologise. I am trying to keep up with the various blogs I follow, but I apologise if I have yet to comment! Soon, my friends, soon I hope to return to such things.

So with this I shall sign off, but do let me know what you’re up to and all that good stuff! You’re all not far from my mind!







I am a peculiar treasure who is passionately in love with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love writing, reading, knife/tomahawk-throwing, and letter-writing, among other things. :)

8 thoughts on “August Book Goodies

  1. Oh my gosh, you HAVE to let me know how Critical Pursuit is!!! I seriously just bought Visible Threat with a LifeWay gift card I had a few days ago and read it in like three days! It was amazing, I LOVED it!!! It made me cry, *sniffles*. But that’s so awesome you found the first one at a thrift store!! I thought about buying it with my leftover gift card money, but I didn’t have enough for the time being. Can’t wait to hear your opinion on it! Love me a good book! <3
    (Now that this comment is the length of a book, I'm gonna stop here… XD)

    1. AHHH YOU’VE READ VISIBLE THREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This excites me so much. XD I want to reread that one so badly because YES it is SOOO amazing!! I cried too. And yes, I will definitely let you know my thoughts on Critical Pursuit when I read it! <3 Aw, rats. Never enough money for books, is there?! I'd spend a fortune on books if I could. XD
      I love me a good book toooo! Hahaha, no comment is too long! Love you, Ken!

      1. I HAVE!!!! It’s SOOO good!! I’m glad we’ve both read it and can now gush about it together!! :D Haha, true dat! Books should just be free ;) But then that wouldn’t benefit us authors very much….ah well, the struggle is real. XD Love you too!! <3

  2. Eep! Such a lovely post. :) Hehehe, yep, they are most certainly goodies. ^_^
    I haven’t read any of these books, though I do hope to read three of them soon. “A Love to Come Home To”, “Never”, and “Hattie Ever After” sound amazing. (Hattie is my grandmother’s name too!)

    Sounds like you had a great month, Raechel! September blessings coming your way!

    1. Thank you! :)
      Yes! So excited to read “A Love to Come Home To” especially. Honestly, I can’t believe I haven’t yet…I just haven’t had time to read a ton in general…*sigh*. Oh yes, I love the Hattie Big Sky/Hattie Ever After books! So good. And that is so cool that Hattie is your grandmother’s name! I love it. :)
      Thank you muchly, Faith – same to you!

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