Once again it’s time for my pick of “Creative Reads by Outstanding Writers”, I’ve picked a few good ones for you this year. These are not necessarily books written this year but books that I have read this year. They will be great stocking-stuffers for that book geek in the family.
In the category of Non-fiction:
That Moment by C.C. Champagne
“That Moment” is a collection of 13 short stories that are real stories from the Author’s friends or family. You’ll find these stories to be inspirational and fuel for your spirit. I was moved by several of them.
While I read through this book pretty quickly, I am certain that I will return to it over and over again. “That Moment” is the sort of book that you will buy multiple copies of — one to keep and one to share. It’s a must-have for your home library. As you may have seen on Amazon, I scored this one 5 stars out of 5.
Life is a blessing, and each one of us is a unique individual whose path through life is guided. It is our decision as to what we do in that moment, which then determines how the events play out.
The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags by Elhoim Leafar
A delightful and beautiful book. I love seeing how people express their spirituality.
Fairies, Pookas, and Changelings by Varla Ventura
I loved it. Fairies, Pookas, and Changelings is packed with folklore of the Fairyfolk. You might be reading about a pooka one minute or a troll statue under a bridge the next. Everything Varla covered was interesting and my only complaint was that I wanted more.
In the category of Fiction:
The Castle in Cassiopeia
by Mike Resnick
Space opera at it’s best. I enjoyed the previous books in the series The Fortress in Orion, and The Prison in Antares. I gave them 4 stars out of 5 and I’d give this book the same score.
As with the other books in the series, The Castle in Cassiopeia gets a little dialogue heavy and I hated the cover art but the book is excellent. It has an awesome pace and an entertaining story. If you can say anything about Resnick, you have to admit that he’s a great storyteller.
Black City Demon
by Richard a. Knaak
Is there any surprise that I loved it? I mean really? I really enjoyed the feel of the 1930’s era ( something that I really enjoyed about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and the film noir vibe throughout the book. Of course, the action is a plus. Since his Dragonlance days, Knaak has had a knack for story-telling with dragons.