Monday, May 15, 2006

Wanted: A Few Good Books

Rang up my local B&N Booksellers today to ask if they had any copies of the new release, The Secret Life of Becky Miller. What? None on hand? Would I like them to order one for me?

But, of course :-)

This reminds me of a recent trip to Vegas. The B&N there was sorely lacking in good Christian fiction (it is called sin city after all). So I did what any true fan should do: I asked the manager. Do you have any Colleen Coble? Any Lisa Samson? Any Kristin Billerbeck?

Sadly, they had none. The manager did seem surprised that the titles were so easily found in the computer yet not on their shelves. So maybe there's hope for Vegas after all.

Of course, other stores have such books readily available, as evidenced by this post. You gotta love that. Granted, not everyone wants to read novels with a Christian theme woven throughout. And I’m not suggesting that these be the only books available. Just that they simply be on the shelves for those clamoring for them. Given the recent growth in CBA fiction, that should be a no-brainer.

By the way, B&N will be calling when my order comes in, and I'll be posting a review of Miller right here on this site. Maybe even an interview with the author toward the second week of June. Join us, won't you?


Geekwif said...

Sounds like a fun book! I'm looking forward to your review.

By the way, I followed a link from your post a while back and ended up reading Patti Hill's books, "Like a Watered Garden" and "Always Green". Loved them!! Thanks for posting the link.

Anonymous said...

speaking of kristin billerbeck, her new one was in the bookstore yesterday. i grabbed it and held in a squeal. i didn't realize it was out yet, so it totally made my day.

one day i'll do that for the latest julie carobini!

Julie Carobini said...

Oh Holymama! you tease me so!

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

"Given the recent growth in CBA fiction, that should be a no-brainer."

Yeah, you'd think so. But, buyers for bookstores don't always engage their brains when making the purchases. *g*

Btw, just learned of your upcoming book, Chocolate Beach. Congrats! And from BHP. That's fantastic. So, what exactly IS "beach-lit"?

Julie Carobini said...

Hey, Tiff/Amber~

Thanks for stopping in!

Hm, Beach-lit. Think warm summer days, sand beneath your bum, and a hip and witty novel you just can't put down. Kind of a loose translation, but it works for me.