Better World Book Challenge Book 1 – A Book nominated for a literary prize
Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay has been nominated for the Aspen Words Literary Prize, which is in its first year. Difficult Women is a collection of short stories focusing on the highs, lows and humor of women living life.
In Need More Road by Stephen Jared, Eddie is a 52-year-old loner living in Barstow, California in the 1950s. He spends the free time away from he has at his job in the bank watching movies. When Mary Rose comes into the bank looking like a movie star, Eddie finds her irresistible. He discovers that she and her father moved to the area after experiencing a windfall. As enchanted as he is by Mary Rose, when her father presents the idea of a bank heist, Eddie knows he needs to walk away. But can he just leave? Continue reading Need More Road by Stephen Jared
In Pipeliner by Shaw Hartje, Jason Krabb is a normal high-school kid hating school, stealing money from his mom’s purse and feeling up hams (which he imagines are like breasts) in the grocery store. His goals are to be a rockstar and get a girlfriend. When he goes to a bonfire and meets a girl, his life plans change. As things get difficult at home, how will this boy become a man in 1990s Idaho? Continue reading Pipeliner by Shaw Hartje
In Lady of the Nile by Veronica Scott, Khian, a decorated commander, has been assigned to Thebes to serve out his military career before returning to his farm for planting season. Tuya is one of the most trusted companions of the Pharoah’s wife. When fate throws them together for Khian to act as protector, their attraction grows. When Tuya is kidnapped, Khian is her only hope. Lady of the Nile is the seventh book in the Gods of Egypt series. Continue reading Lady of the Nile by Veronica Scott
In an episode entitled Twice Upon a Time (Doctor Who Special: Christmas 2017), the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) encounters the First (David Bradley) who is fighting regeneration. The Doctor duo encounters a World War I soldier (Mark Gatiss), who was temporarily saved from death by the disruption of the timeline when the Doctors met, but who is being pursued by a new threat known as Testimony. Continue reading Doctor Who Special: Christmas 2017
Release Date: October 26, 2016 | DVD Release Date: January 3, 2017
In A Wish For Christmas (2016), Sara Thomas (Party of Five’s and Mean Girl’s Lacey Chabert) is the workplace doormat. Everyone from her boss to her best friend takes advantage of her and she never stands up for herself. When a man she assumes to be the office Santa gives her a wish lasting 48 hours for Christmas, she wishes to be able to stand up for herself. The results make for a business trip away with the young and handsome CEO of the company for which she works for a pitch that just might save the company. Will her Christmas wish better or ruin Sara’s life? Continue reading A Wish For Christmas (2016)
Release Date: November 18, 1983 | DVD Release Date: October 29, 1997
A Christmas Story (1983) is based on an autobiographical story by Jean Shepard. Set in the 1940s, nine-year-old Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) desperately wants a Red Ryder BB Gun and goes to great lengths to convince everyone that it would be the Christmas gift to end all Christmas gifts. Continue reading A Christmas Story (1983)
In An Unforgettable Christmas by Trisha Wilson, Chelsea Roberts’s family died in an accident on Christmas Day. As the holidays approach, she feels it best to spend time near friends but still feels hopelessly lonely. Nick Collins has found himself on his own with a newborn and while he has family all around, he’s also hopelessly lonely. Can these people find their way through the pain and find happiness together? Continue reading An Unforgettable Christmas by Trisha Wilson
Movie Released: November 2013 | DVD Release Date: August 22, 2016
In All American Christmas Carol (2013), Cindy Wegman (Taryn Manning) is a single mother with multiple kids from different fathers and has adopted the attitude that working is for suckers. She quit working as a hairdresser when her mom died and has been floundering, taking advantage of anyone who will either look the other way or fall for her charms. She’s visited by three ghosts who try to show her the error of her outlook and put her back on a positive path. Continue reading All American Christmas Carol (2013)
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