Our Favorites

Just a list of our all-time favorite books:


The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin


Have a book you think we'd enjoy reading?
Feel free to comment below and tell us your all-time favorite books, recommend books for us to read, or tell us if you've read any of the books on this list.

5 comments:

  1. Hello, I would love you to review my book 'Music and the Tree Who Loved Her' by J. A. Bennett available at Amazon.com

    I think it would be a wonderful read for you here, seeing as you love trees as much as I do.

    Here is the blurb so you can see what I mean:

    Green was a seedling as proud as any conqueror … so begins the magnificent tale of the indomitable spirit of one tree, who after losing everything, finds himself in the middle of a deep, intricate and wondrous adventure ...

    Prince Green is a Prince of the Forest no longer. Living alone on the prairie, ignored and shunned by his own kind, he finds comfort in the gossip of the savanna grasses, and company in the stars at night.
    He doesn’t realize that the ache under his bark comes from loneliness until he saves his mortal enemy’s child -- a newborn dragon maiden -- whose sweet kisses have the power to rebuild a shattered world, or destroy it.

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  2. I wanted to reach out to you and see if you might be interested in mentioning our 2017 2nd Annual Authors Talk About It Book Award Contest to your readers and Authors.

    Here is the link to the contest page : http://authorstalkaboutit.com/book-award-contest/

    If you would be able to help us out we would return the favor by giving you back links our our 3 book blogs which are as follows

    http://readersvillage.blogspot.com
    http://authorsvillage.blogspot.com
    http://downloadthisbook.blogspot.com

    As our contest grows we are always looking for new reviewers so if you want to submit a sample of your reviews for consideration contact me as well.

    Peace and Love,
    Rob Alex - Authors Talk About It.

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  3. Hi, thanks for reaching out. We'll make sure to mention the contest in our next blog post this Thursday. - Erin & Anna

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  4. Narnia is such a brilliant series! You have great taste in books :)

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  5. Erin: I tried to send the following to erin@aol.com but it came back as undeliverable.

    Book review request
    joe english
    erin@aol.com
    Subject: book review request

    Title: A PLACE CALLED SCHUGARA
    (Multicultural/literary fiction; 133,000 words; 520 pages)
    Published by: Line by Lion Publishing, Louisville, Ky, [NOT a vanity/subsidy/participation press]

    Dear Erin, Avid Reader,

    Since you are addicted to well-written words with meat on the bone, I believe you will like A PLACE CALLED SCHUGARA--a lot. It contrasts the ennui and despair of late Twentieth Century America with the caring culture of "Mabouhey," an island in the Caribbean. I believe that SCHUGARA falls into the category of a book that "doesn't fit nicely into those categories [listed in your "Review Policy" section], send it along anyway."

    Here's what Dr. Richard Hanson, Professor Emeritus (English), University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire
    has to say about A PLACE CALLED SCHUGARA:


    A PLACE CALLED SHUGARA offers an interesting variety of unusual characters, from
    frustrated and unhappy Midwesterners to shrewdly enterprising Caribbean natives
    whose colorful patois is entertaining and delightful. Three of those characters--a
    jaded academic from Chicago, a desperate factory owner from Ohio, and an
    opportunistic insurance investigator from New York--are drawn to a place that
    lovingly welcomes the three misfits. None is actively seeking spiritual rebirth as the
    story begins and each has his own reason for traveling to the little island, but the
    serendipitous result for all three is essentially the same: a renewal of life and spiritual
    wholeness among the inhabitants of a loving community that lives in a place called
    Schugara. Along with its cast of colorful characters the novel also contains a memorable
    blend of rollicking humor and poignant emotion, qualities that will linger in the memory
    of every reader.



    Synopsis:

    A Place Called Shugara is the story of three Americans who come together on the Caribbean island Mabouhey at a place called Schugara. Travers Landeman, an Ohio businessman, escapes a failing marriage and a failing business. Mourning the suicide of his nephew, he flees to Mabouhey, where he fakes his death. Joe Rogers, owner of The Yellow Harp bookstore in Chicago, leads a group of amateur archeologists to Mabouhey. He finds a pre-Columbian treasure, a jeweled mask dating to the Arawak era. Albert Sidney McNab, a private investigator, is hired by the Atlantis Fidelity Insurance Company to search for Travers. Travers discovers his nephew’s diary, which tells of his nephew’s sexual abuse by his parish priest, Father Art. He feels obligated to return to his former life to bring Father Art to justice. Joe, who has his own axe to grind with the Atlantis Fidelity Insurance Company, persuades Travers that it is better to leave that task to Albert. Albert consents, for the love he has found on Mabouhey, a woman named Esmerelda, matters more than the money he may or may not get from Atlantis Fidelity. Albert, Esmerelda, and the mask go to the United States. Father Art is beaten to death in his jail cell while awaiting trial. As United Nations Ambassador of its newest member nation, the Commonwealth of the Island of Mabouhey, Mrs. Esmerelda McNab has the mask auctioned at Sotheby's, despite protestors from Columbia University who denounce the sale as "cultural genocide."


    Author's Bio:

    Please view SCHUGARA's website: http://sites.google.com/view/schugara
    or schugara.com The book's cover is on this site.

    Please let me know if I may send you a copy (paperback or electronic file) for your review consideration.

    Maximum respect,
    Joe English

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