Linda Jo Martin

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Hi, I'm a writer and blogger. I participate in the BookTube community of YouTube. My channel name is "Linda Book Lady."
http://youtube.com/bookladychannel

I'm constantly reading and keep an ongoing narrative about books I'm reading at my blog: http://lindajomartin.com

I'm a Jesus follower... born again Christian. He really is the way, the truth and the life. I found Him while I was living in Idaho in 2013, when I was 61. What a great blessing! My life has changed radically since then.

I started a group here in June 2021 - called California Reading - for those of us who like to read about California history and/or who like California fiction.
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My other interests include writing, family rights, art, travel an
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River Girl

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Linda Book Lady’s October 2021 Reading Report & Diary

I’ve been away so my October page is late since I haven’t yet perfected a means of using my computer comfortably while traveling. I’m happy to be home again where I’m starting to analyze my trip and my traveling inclinations. October reading is going to be a lot like September reading since for the 17 […]
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Let Go by François Fénelon
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All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat
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This is an amazing well-researched and well-written nonfiction book about an incredible cave rescue that involved people from many nations working together in a remote area of northern Thailand. Twelve boys and their soccer coach entered a cave on a ...more
Linda Martin is on page 76 of 208 of Whittington: I read chapters 16 and 17 ... keywords are "dyslexia" and "black chickens."
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Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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It has been years since I picked up a Kurt Vonnegut Jr. novel. I read the most popular ones back when I was a teenager in the 1960's. I listened to the audiobook version of Mother Night this week, and am positively impressed.

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California Gold by John Jakes
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“I believe the greatest pleasure in writing is in the progressive artistry of it. Each project is an attempt to do better than before - to produce a worthy work of art - something having meaning not only for the writer but also for those who may share the experience of it later. I treasure the hope of producing something that will make a difference in the world - some kind of positive change.”
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“A job half done is a job undone.”
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“Anything that dims my vision of Christ, or takes away my taste for Bible study, or cramps my prayer life, or makes Christian work difficult, is wrong for me, and I must, as a Christian, turn away from it.”
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“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”
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“It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”
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Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Linda.


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