A great site to help you find a book you lost

I recently discovered a fantastic blog that helps you find books you’ve loved and read in the past, and now can’t remember the name of the author, or title of the book, or even much of the plot. You may already know it. It’s called “Find a Book” on Live Journal and the community there is amazing.

There was a book I read as a teen with a strong-girl main character who wanted to become a doctor. I couldn’t remember much else, except that I’d loved the book, and it was historical fiction (which I don’t usually read). I posted what I could remember–and in a day or two I had someone post me the book title and author. And what a wonderful rediscovery that was for me! The book was the Beacon of Alexandria by Gillian Bradshaw.

Since then, I’ve been reading every historical fiction book by Gillian Bradshaw that I can–and each time I am amazed at how she can transport me into a story that to me, sounds dry hearing about it, but once I’m in the book I’m so strongly there I don’t want to leave it. Now that is good writing.

So, if you’ve loved and lost a book, check out this site–you’re sure to get some help: http://community.livejournal.com/find_a_book/

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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