Time For A New Book

Quote by author and minister Austin Phelps


I have plenty of coats to wear so I think I’ll be buying that new book after all. I decided to head over to the book store today but for the first time in a while I didn’t make any purchases. Normally I’d spend an hour scaling the store for anything of interest, then I’d spend another 30 minutes reading the first couple of pages of the books I picked out.

In the end I usually walk away with 3 new books minimum but today decided to walk out the store empty handed. I saw books that I thought may be interesting but I’d put them right back on the shelf as quick as I picked it up. I think it may be time for me to try out a new genre of books to read.

If all readers share one thing in common it’s the feeling we get from opening up a new book and the love for the smell of fresh pages being flipped. I’m starting to miss those sensations and when the new year arrives I’ll be jumping into a sea of new books that’ll hopefully open me to new thoughts and ideas.

Of course it doesn’t mean I’ll be dropping all the old kinds of books I like but I feel it’s good to try out new things with each approaching year. I encourage everyone to read a new book, try a new food, meet new people, learn a new skill, discover new activities, and all around do things that will better your lifestyle. I wish you all good luck in the new year and I’ll see you in 2016!


A Do Right Man

Front cover of “A Do Right Man” By author Omar Tyree

Anyone who’s had the chance to meet me knows I’m a huge reader and I own quite a few books of different genre. Among my pile of books lies my favorite novel by Omar Tyree, “A Do Right Man” . Omar has written quite a few books which I’ve read and own some of, but this gem stands out from the rest. I can say it played part in encouraging me to start my writing career.

I first read this book around 6 years ago and haven’t been able to find another like it that has the level of story telling it has. The author has been praised for being able to deliver a compelling story and certainly delivers with this. A big reason why I consider it a favorite of mine is that I can relate to the main character of the book, Bobby Dallas and a lot of the situations he experience are similar to the ones I’ve been in such as career making decisions or putting the happiness of others before your own.

While this isn’t a review of the book and me merely sharing why it’s my favorite, I do suggest that anyone looking for a good read in their free time check this out and although anyone can pick it up , I especially encourage men to read this. It’s not often I go into a book store and can pick out a book that tells of a boy growing into his manhood.