I love books. A lot. I love books of all shapes, sizes, genres, and pedigrees. I love books so much my new husband was forced to build a library in our home, so much I have my library card memorized, and so much the movers charged extra for the number of boxes of books they were forced to carry up the stairs when we moved in.
I, like many readers, can get into a reading rut and stick to one or two types of genres. To help move me out of my literary tunnel vision this year I began participating in a book challenge. One of the challenges was to read a book that teaches a “new marketable skill”. (Click here if you’re interested in participating in the challenge)
I had no idea what a “new marketable skill” meant. I’m a chaplain and a pastor. None of my skills are marketable.
So after browsing I picked a book on blogging, and as I was reading I began to hope with a deep hope that I could possibly write something somebody other than my mother would read it (hi mom!)
That hope turned into a deep dirty orgy between my love of reading and desire to pick up a new skill. For that sick sweaty feast came the idea for One Moore Chapter.
Here are some of thing you can expect.
More than just my opinion, I will scour the internet for “The Statler and Waldorf Review”… the review I find the most clever or interesting and share it with you.
I will also find the “Biff Review” (Biff, according to Christopher Moore’s Lamb, being the sound your hand makes when it hits someone upside the head.) This will be the most worthless review I found. The review that makes me want to hunt down the author and scratch at their window whilst they are sleeping.
You can also expect a book drinking game, best quote, and what to read next. It should be pretty dynamic.
The Top Ten… best gifts for book lovers, best books for Dad, best steamy scenes. Whatever strikes my fancy that month. Top Ten list will be posted the first day of every month.
This will be a weekly post of everything from:
- recipes found in novels
- guest posts
- reviews of reading products
- reading hacks
- reading podcasts
- book vs movie
- oral narratives
- and other wildcard topics.
Being a chaplain means is I am insanely passionate about helping people on their spiritual journey…. whatever that happens to be for them. So Sundays are a chance to seek various spiritualties and religions and their texts. I’ll hunt down hymns, poems, sayings, books… whatever I can find to help enlighten and encourage exploration. Typically these will line up sacred days of varying religions. Coming up in March there is
- St Patrick
- And the Hindu New Year
Maybe my own reading challenge for 2017, or a twitter book group, or displaying my March Madness Tournament of Books reading bracket. Whatever strikes my fancy.
I really really hope to have people along with me for this journey. But I also like writing about books. So if it is just my mom… well… at least there’s that. I guess. No offense mom.