I've been wanting for some time to highlight great reads, of all types of books. Initially, I had intended to do this to highlight great fiction, especially those that are more family-friendly, but may have been missed by busy families. I know that both for the voracious readers and the reluctant readers, there's a need for fiction that will delight and inspire and just be great fun. So primarily we'll be highlighting fiction, especially those intended for kids, but enjoyed by all. I think it was C.S. Lewis who said that any book worth reading when you are 10 is worth reading as an adult. I heartily endorse that!
I would love to feature students from the diocese of Peoria who can even write about their favorite books, and I've started reaching out to solicit some of these reviews. So plan to look for guest reviewers in the coming months. And if you would like to contribute a review, please contact me through the comments or by sending an email to nmpiccione at me dot com.
Even though I plan to feature classic and great fiction, I also keep learning of terrific books that are new, and I want to highlight these.
One new book I read almost immediately upon receiving was How to Get to "I Do": A Dating Guide for Catholic Women, by Amy Bonaccorso. Wow, what a great book! I'm preparing a review and I hope to do an author Q&A in the near future. Watch for it.
My dear husband has not commented on seeing this provocatively titled book around the my laptop, on the living room coffee table, and elsewhere in the house, either showing he is not paying attention or feels extremely secure--ha! Actually, I am happily married for many years, but I found this book a fascinating and mature look at Catholic dating in these days. Can't wait to talk about it here and more with the author.