National Reading Month! Books, Bookworms & Freebies

Books, Collabs, Digital Products, Events & Fun Stuff, Freebies

I've been reading TONS lately…I so love to read and always have. Some of what I'm reading are things I read years ago and wanted to re-read. Books that I like I'll read multiple times (or listen to multiple times on audio). Do you read books more than once?  Here are a few of the books I've re-read lately:

As you can see I've been on quite a Koontz kick lately…he's been one of my favorite authors since I was in middle school and some of his books I haven't read since about that time. I've been re-reading a lot of his books both new and old. Lightning was just re-released, too, so it's a great time to pick it up if you haven't read it. The Odd Thomas series really captivates me though and I just re-read it for the 4th time! Such amazing books full of so much insight on human nature…I've blogged about those books before so you can do a search (in the sidebar) if you want to read more about them.

It's been a while since I've blogged books! I've read several new(er) books recently as well and here are some of my favorites:

For those of you that don't know, I'm a HUGE Margaret Atwood fan. The Blind Assassin is one of my fave books ever and I love many of her others as well. Her newest release, The Year of the Flood, is also very good and tells a post-apocalypse story (it's kind of a sequel to "Oryx & Crake"). The ideas and commentary in the book are fascinating and will certainly leave you wondering about what lies in store for mankind with all of our continuous meddling with nature.

Revenge of the Paste Eaters: Memoirs of a Misfit by Cheryl Peck is hysterical…a wonderful light & entertaining read especially for any woman a bit outside of the "mold".

In case you haven't read Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol yet I would certainly recommend it. While I thought it was a bit too predictable and not quite up there with The Da Vinci Code I did really enjoy it. I'm really a sucker for novels with that historical reference written into the story…which could be why I've watched National Treasure about a billion times hahaha. Also I thoroughly enjoyed Stephen King's Under the Dome: A Novel and am already re-reading it to pick up more of the details. The story is well paced and I love the perspective of the "ant in the magnifying glass" King used to tell the story.

I have to tell you about Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins though…I LOVED IT! So much that I read it twice right in a row. I don't want to say too much and spoil it for you but I cannot wait for the third book in the series to come out this fall as I'm desperate to find out if Katniss will end up with Peeta or Gale (Dear Katniss, please pick Peeta. Thanks! <3 Angel). In case you're not familiar with it this is actually a young adult book series and it's fabulous. I would compare it to the Giver or A Wrinkle in Time and highly recommend it for teens & adults alike!

Any book recommendations out there? I'm always interested in finding fab reads so send em my way!

Also my love for reading inspired my newest digital kit series, Book Worm! πŸ™‚ Jeanne, Sue & I teamed up to create it for the current Download-A-Day over at Divine so make sure to check it out. Here's the preview of the daily downloads:

And today is one of my scheduled days so you can snag my part over at Divine in the DAD forum, PLUS I have a bonus goodie for you as well!

Here's the preview of today's portion available at Divine…make sure to snag it soon as each day's downloads are only available 24 hours:

And here's the bonus goodie I made for you! I'll be posting bonus goodies for each of my scheduled days so be sure to check back…they'll only be available for 3 days until the next one is posted!


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48 comments… add one
  • JHawk says:

    Thank You, I just love the whole idea behind this kit. I will be back for more if you decide to have more on your DAD days.

  • Thank you – I think i am going to really like this kit! πŸ˜€

  • Mary S says:

    thanks so much. lovin the kit!

  • Cat Slater says:

    Thanks. Great taste in books!!

  • Cyndi - Dreams Unltd says:

    (*singing*) Loooove it! (*end singing*) *ROFLOL* Looks like a great kit and what a wonderful addition to have your bonuses! Thanks so much. I love to read to, and have made a list of some of your favs that I haven't read yet!

  • Michelle says:

    Thank you so much! Btw, I absolutely love your blog. I've bought your creations at Divine Digital but haven't checked out your personal blog. The fact that your a Nerdfighter alone, means you rock!
    Thanks again, I really appreciate the time that you designers put into everything, freebies as well.

  • Angeltown says:

    heehee πŸ˜€
    Thanks! Oh, I'm always up for sharing book recommendations! There's also a widget in my sidebar (Angel's Bookshelf) that shows you my full reading list…what I'm reading, what I've read & my faves. I've been using it over a year so there's quite a few in there and when I come across others I've read I enter those as well πŸ™‚

  • Angeltown says:

    So glad you like it! I will definitely have more goodies for you on my days! πŸ™‚

  • Angeltown says:

    Yay, another Nerdfighter!!! DFTBA!
    Thanks for the comments about my blog…it's my little home on the web and is always evolving in bits and pieces. πŸ™‚

  • Angeltown says:

    Thanks! I certainly love to read! πŸ™‚

  • Angeltown says:

    You're very welcome! πŸ™‚

  • Angeltown says:

    So glad you like it! πŸ™‚

  • Kate says:

    Thanks for this bonus… the kit looks great! We have lots of pictures of the kids reading so I'll use this one for sure!

  • shuckclod says:

    Thank you for the freebie. I never knew worms could be so cute. I love that old library card.

  • karen says:

    I'm really excited for this kit. Thanks for the bonus freebie! So cute!

  • deltalady6 says:

    Great add-on, love the heart, thank you!

  • 5grand says:

    TYVM. What a great theme and the kits look are
    awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and time to help us create some beautiful pages.

  • Terri - Hawaii says:

    Thanks for sharing the addon bonus – hugs!!

  • Lee says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for an Absolutely ADORABLE bonus!!! πŸ˜€

  • bandwife says:

    Thanks for the extra! This is going to be a really cute kit. Glad you linked you blog going to check out the rest.

  • Janna says:

    Thank you so much. This looks like a great kit. I am a bookworm too and wish I had more time to read. I read like half an hour at least every night in bed and my husband sometimes really gets annoyed, as he can't sleep when the light is on. And sometimes I get cranky, when he starts complaining, because I can't put my book down when it really gets exciting or interesting! So you see, some problems here, but I don't care! I won't give up my books! Thanks again, I really appreciate your time and your sharing!

  • Diane says:

    Thank you for the kit pieces you are contributing! Awesome to recv extra too.
    I too am a biblophile … you should consider picking up a James Mitchner book. He is not in vogue as much now as he used to be when all the mini series were being made of his novels…but for historical fiction he is probably the best and the fact that his books are really LONG is only frosting on the cake!! I want the stories I love to last as long as possible…I read too fast sometimes! tee hee ANYWAY, I do reread his books, some of them three or more times over the last 30 years.

  • anna says:

    Thank you so much – My family loves to read!!!

  • This is such a great bonus. Thanks so much. My favorite reading tool right now is by Nook by Barnes and Noble. Similar to a Kindle but a bit less on price. Great to use and I'm very happy with it.

  • Lea says:

    This is awesome!
    thank you

  • Becky says:

    Love the word art! Thanks for the freebie!

  • Angeltown says:

    LOL I totally understand! It's just impossible to put a book down at key moments πŸ˜‰
    I mostly use audio books – they're so fabulous! I listen while I'm on the computer, in the car, etc. Also perfect for listening while you do mindless things like laundry. I get so much more reading done that way!

  • Angeltown says:

    Oh, I'll definitely check him out! Sounds like exactly my cup of tea…great stories can never last long enough for me. I'm sure that's why I reread books so often. Just to get lost in it one more time…

  • Angeltown says:

    I haven't heard of Nook…I'll check that out, too! I don't have a Kindle although I'd like one of course. Nook could be a good solution instead.

  • Angeltown says:

    Thanks for your kind comments everyone! I'm so very glad you're enjoying the kit! More to come in the next couple weeks, too πŸ˜‰

  • mich says:

    Really cute stuff – I love your little book worm!

  • Betty says:

    Thanks very much for the "extra" goodies to this neat kit!!

  • diginan says:

    Thank you so much Angel:)

  • Cindy Ritter says:

    Thanks so much! I love this kit already! My family is full of book lovers and I know I am going to get alot of use out of this!

  • Debbie says:

    thanks for your extra freebie, this is such a unique kit.

  • belle says:

    Thanks very much!

  • fl_connie says:

    thanks – I'm a bookworm, too – so I am really loving this kit! Have you read "The Host" by Stephanie Meyer? I just finished it, and loved it. I'll have to check out Margaret Atwood's new book, love her too! Thanks again!

  • Stacy says:

    I'd just been thinking I'd like a bookish scrapbook kit and here it is!! Thank you so very much and the little extras are so fun, too.

  • mchsmom@yahoo.com says:

    Thanks so much for your freebie! I'm with many above…rather bookwormish here too! Looks like my taste may run rather different though. I love reading nonfiction by my favorite Christian authors, mainly John MacArthur. But I also love historical fiction. I love Gilbert Morris books and also ones by Brock and Bodie Thoene. All historical fiction. Lately though I've been reading Gene Stratton Porter (a female!). She was a naturalist who lived in northern IN. Her house has been restored and is a museum now. Her books all have a lot of the "naturalist" flair. They are very simple books but with a theme that really keeps me interested in the story line and wanting to read more! I don't usually read books twice though simply because there are so many UNREAD books on my shelves! Thanks so much for your interesting blog!

  • RDMac says:

    Thanks for the darling bonus and for your participation in the DAD. πŸ™‚

    I've enjoyed having a look around your blog; so many interesting things to check out!

  • Dawn says:

    I LOVE this kit but then my whole family loves books – I dream of living in a library LOL Many thanks for the extras – so kind of you.

  • Angeltown says:

    Oh, another Margaret Atwood fan! Yay! I just adore her writing…it's so intelligent and socially insightful. She has such a keen perception of the world. Let me know what you think of "The Year of the Flood" when you get to it! Did you read "Oryx & Crake"? You wouldn't have to read it first…the stories are sequential they just kind of collide πŸ˜‰

    I've picked up a copy of "The Host" but haven't read it yet! I'll get to it soon I'm sure…I've been very curious to read another type of fiction from Meyer to see what it's like.

  • Angeltown says:

    Oooo thanks for the recommendations! I've added several to my reading list. "The Twilight of Courage" looks great in particular. Yeah, there are indeed tons of unreads on my list, too. Because I mostly listen to audio books I probably get more rereading done than most…I can reread while I work on the computer. For books I haven't read though I have to focus on the story more so I can't always listen to those while I work (depending on what I'm doing of course).

  • Angeltown says:

    I think living in a library would be GRAND LOL! Reminds me of one of my all time fave books as a child: FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER where the kids run off to live in the Met Museum of Art. I always thought that would be like heaven heehee.

  • Peg says:

    Thank you so much! I just love this kit!!

  • Andrea A says:

    Thanks for the freebie! Love the library card! If you enjoy Christian novels I strongly recommend any books by Francine Rivers, especially the Mark of the Lion Series! My fav books of all time!

  • Loving this one! Thank you so much ;-D

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