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 started a group here on Goodreads in June 2021 - called California Reading - for those of us who like to read about California history and/or who like California fiction.

I like to read memoirs, history, clean fiction, and Christian literature (fiction and nonfiction).

I'm a born again nondenominational Christian.
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Linda Jo Martin What we call writer's block is a simple resistance to writing. The solution is to just get started. Getting started is sometimes the hardest part, but…moreWhat we call writer's block is a simple resistance to writing. The solution is to just get started. Getting started is sometimes the hardest part, but it leads to progress and that's all we can expect for one day.(less)
Linda Jo Martin I'm currently revising four YA adventure novels - my Antediluvian Adventures series. …moreI'm currently revising four YA adventure novels - my Antediluvian Adventures series. (less)
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River Girl

4.30 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Linda Book Lady’s October 2022 Reading Report & Diary

October = lower temperatures, falling leaves, and more rain. I’m ready. I have plenty of books to read and sweaters to wear. Somehow we’ll make this work. Word of the Month Contentment Bible Verse of the Month Now godliness with contentment is great gain.” – 1 Timothy 6:6 Poem of the Month “Your children are […]
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" I will be reading it in a week or two. I've never read it before. ...more "
Linda Martin made a comment in the group VT Christian Reading ChallengeOctober Reads topic
" Yes, I need to read for the challenge........ too bad I slowed down in August and September. 19 more books!! "
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Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat
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Linda Martin is 24% done with Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm: At first I wasn't sure that I would like Rebecca. She's very outspoken and opinionated! However a few chapters in, she's shown she's still just a little girl displaced into a life with her childless aunts, trying to find her way through the world.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
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Linda Martin made a comment in the group VT Christian Reading ChallengeSeptember Reads topic
" Wow, that "surprise" book sounds really weird.

I finished only three books in September, so I don't have much to choose from.

They were:

Best: Driving M
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Linda Martin made a comment in the group 2022 Reading ChallengeLiterary Linda's 2022 topic
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✔ 88. My Brother Michael, by Mary Stewart - finished October 1
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I very much enjoyed this eventful cult-classic type novel from the 1950's, except for the ending. I guess the idea was, when in Greece, do what the Greeks do, but still I wouldn't have ended it that way. The rest of the novel made me happy by keeping ...more
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
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Holy Transformation by Chip Ingram
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" Right - I just realized that. Well, cancel my theory on Philip.. the name was familiar because of Prince Philip........... was he the Queen's husband? ...more "
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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.”
J. Wilbur Chapman

“Although it’s good to try new things and to keep an open mind, it’s also extremely important to stay true to who you really are.”
Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

“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.”
Sophia Loren

“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.”
Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes

“When you write, you are telling a story...to yourself. When you revise, you are telling a story to yourself...over and over again.”
Kai Strand

1165397 California Reading — 8 members — last activity Jun 16, 2022 12:02AM
This group is for anyone wanting to read California based fiction or nonfiction.
177930 VT Christian Reading Challenge — 693 members — last activity Oct 03, 2022 06:45PM
For all those who are taking up the #vtReadingChallenge [Visual Theology Reading Challenge] from www.challies.com - totally unofficial group!
58421 2022 Reading Challenge — 27637 members — last activity 46 minutes ago
Are you ready to set your 2022 reading goal? This is a supportive, fun group of people looking for people just like you. Track your annual reading go ...more
22027 Madam, want to talk about author Mary Stewart? — 298 members — last activity 4 hours, 12 min ago
This group is for readers to discover (or rediscover) Mary Stewart novels. Feel free to join in the discussions and start a new thread as well.
189287 Sisters in Christ Book Club — 227 members — last activity Sep 17, 2022 04:39PM
The Sisters in Christ Book Club is for women who genuinely desire to grow spiritually and further develop their relationships with Jesus Christ. This ...more
5989 Clean Reads — 4471 members — last activity 21 hours, 2 min ago
This is a group for people who love to read a good book, but don't want to have to put it down one chapter in because of things that, if it were a mov ...more
182523 For Love of a Book — 5079 members — last activity 2 hours, 44 min ago
This group was created to connect lovers of stories across the internet with their characters and plotlines, dreams and recommendations. Bibliophiles ...more
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Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Linda.


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