Category Archives: favorite books

More Backstory About My Tribute to the Greatest Generation

How My Novel “Called to Arms Again” Came to Be By J. L. Salter Details have become somewhat hazy over the past ten years, but I’m pretty sure the seeds of my third novel — third completed and the third … Continue reading

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Serendipity Took Me There

Or… I Started the Bear Book Only Because I’d Forgotten to Bring Anything to Read By Jeff Salter This week, we’re blogging about unusual ways we found books or authors and I have a great example of each. One was … Continue reading

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Review and Recommendation: The Septimus Heap Series

It’s a “Free Week” at 4F,1H and it also happens to be Holy Week, the week before Easter. For me, that means plenty of house and food prep. This year finds me doing less and moving slower than I normally … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Diane Farr

I am pleased to welcome author Diane Farr. Diane and I met through a mutual writer friend on Facebook, who was also a guest of mine here. Welcome, Diane! Thank you, Tonette. I shall try not to embarrass myself. While … Continue reading

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Double Vision

No, not crossed eyes…two people’s visions! This week’s topic of what we read with our loved ones really strikes a chord with me. I was read to quite a bit when I was little, so my mother and aunt chose … Continue reading

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Sharing Books & Stories

By Jeff Salter As sometimes happens, my take on this 4F1H weekly topic may veer a bit. In discussing books (and stories) I’ve shared with friends or family, I’m not taking the “share” part too literally. In other words, with … Continue reading

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Books I’d Like to See On the Screen

By Jeff Salter In these recent five years of networking with numerous authors, I’ve read more books – and a greater variety of types – than at any time in my past… with the possible exception of three years I … Continue reading

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