#INSPYJuly 2019 | July IS Jorie’s month for reading INSPY Lit! Celebrating the JOY of #CFSRS19 one INSPY author & story at a time!

Posted Monday, 1 July, 2019 by jorielov , 0 Comments

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This *July!* I’m doing things a bit differently from last year – basically I’m dividing my July between #CFSRS19 + #INSPYJuly – two concurrent readathons celebrated on Jorie Loves A Story – wherein, Jorie gets her #INSPYreads on for the next 30 days!

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Hallo, Hallo dear hearts – ever wonder what Jorie might be getting up to reading this Summer? After a hard Spring (remember those 5x horrid migraines during #WyrdAndWonder?) & difficult start to Summer (ie. June) I’ve decided to focus on three reading challenges which will help me re-inspire my reading life after the recent adverse afflictions and/or adversities (ie. last week’s plumbing crisis)(ie. just a wicked horrid week, truly!)(ie. and then my cat went missing) I’ve soldiered through – the first one I blogged about is #MyYASummer during last week’s Top Ten Tuesday; the second is today’s announcement for my 2nd Year participating in the Christian & Clean Fiction readathon *and!* the third is the #IronTomeAthon I will announce on Tuesday whilst revealling this week’s Top Ten Tuesday!

Let me break it down for you with a short Q&A I asked of the hostess which I think you might find equally delightful to know about in case your considering joining the bookish FUN this JULY by devouring INSPY Lit.

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The following convo is regarding

the Christian & Clean Fiction Summer Reading Safari,
or as you will find the posts on my blog & Twitter feeds: #amreadingcfsrs19 OR #CFSRS19

Not to be confused with the ‘other’ half of my InspyReads I’ll tag as #INSPYJuly!

I compiled this Q&A last year and am re-sharing it this year in case someone would like to participate but didn’t understand the specifics. I also added a bottom section pertinent to the Google Form which is replacing the way we added our entries last July.

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We don’t have to review all the books we’re reading this month, but we can talk about them on Twitter or in a wrap-up post on our blogs or just read them w/o socially sharing them? That’s the option in the bookaway for “Read a book”

A: Yes. If you read a book that is Christian or Clean Fiction, you can enter it in the google form for points in the giveaways. ← In lieu of Rafflecopter, this year we have a Google form.

We can read and review ANY author of our choice –

as long as their Christian / INSPY or Clean – right?

A: Yes. You can read and review and author of your choice as long as it’s Christian or Clean, but you do get more entries in the Reading Challenge Google Form if you read a book by an author or publisher sponsor.

IF we are not in the Facebook group (as I use Twitter) but we read a book on the Facebook Challenge page (on the challenge blog) OR if we read book by an author listed on that page, we enter that title into that space on the bookaway?

A: Yes. You can enter this title to for extra points in the Reading Challenge Google Form. :)

Here’s what I was most worried about after finding 15+ audiobooks I want to listen to this month which actually count as INSPY/ChrisFic reads —

I am off-setting my readings with audiobooks, as I am trying to curb a repeat of Spring where I had a high frequency of migraines. When you say ‘read’ a book – you are accepting some of us are reading print books *and* audiobooks?

I wanted to confirm this wasn’t format specific to ONLY print or ebooks?

A: As for “reading” a book, this can be print,

e-book, or audiobook. What ever works best for you. :)

In regards to the Google Form:

Let’s say you’ve decided to follow a new author (ie. Twitter, their blog, their website, or author newsletter) but didn’t get to finish a book? Add that info to the form for the day it applies. Maybe you followed a new author + shared a s/o for the readathon via Twitter – add both to the form for that day’s entry. If you finished a book, shared a tweet *and!* followed a new author – mark all those fields on the form! Also, if you are blogging a review and/or sharing a review via GoodReads, LibraryThing or another site – those links also count on the form, too (for the days they apply). As a for instance – I shared a tweet and followed a new author on the 1st of July, 2019.

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First off, for me – more than anything, a reading challenge which INSPIRES me to re-focus on reading INSPY Lit is the best bit whilst finding readers & bloggers who share my passion for these stories is the best part of participating, as I love sharing the stories which enrich my reading hours irregardless if I’m reading INSPY or mainstream stories – however, having said that – sometimes I find it harder to find readers of #INSPY who love the same authors & stories. Thus, I am hoping to find new blogs to follow & new readers to talk to about the stories giving us #booklove throughout JULY whilst extending into convos throughout the year.

I am going to be focusing on the authors on my *70 Authors* List as well as newcomers I’ve found whilst browsing through the OverDrive Audiobook selections via my local libraries (there are 3x of them!) wherein I can listen to INSPY audiobooks throughout July and hopefully finish most of the ones I’m borrowing to be inclusive to my ‘finished reads’ for the event itself.

Secondly, I have INSPY novels I’ve meant to read & review which have been shifted to my ‘backlogue’ which I want to highlight this July as well. The scheduled reviews I have for INSPY Lit as well as these backlogued review showcases are NOT going to count towards either the books I’ve read and/or the books I’ve reviewed for the reading challenge directly as I have an ethical conflict of interest in declaring them officially but they will be listed on this post as the stories I’m reading all the same. Some stories I am re-reading in order to continue a series as well such as the Coming Home series by Brenda S. Anderson; those won’t be counted either as technically they’ve been previously read & reviewed.

And, this is where I announce the supplemental readathon on Jorie Loves A Story –  I’m going to blog & tweet about these lovelies as #INSPYJuly selections! I couldn’t sort out how to tag those stories last year but this year, it was like a lightbulb went off!!

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Jorie’s INSPY Reads for JULY 2019:

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Jorie’s #INSPYJuly selections:
[the stories NOT counting towards #CFSRS19]

Blog Tours | Review books:
Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan
reading soon!
Refuge at Pine Lake by Rose Chandler Johnson
Kill Shot by Susan Sleeman
reading Soon!
Half Finished by Lauraine Snelling
Memory Box Secrets by Brenda S. Anderson More to be added as I read…
The Promise of Dawn  by Lauraine Snelling
A Lesson in Hope &
A Gathering in Hope by Philip Gulley
A Woman of Fortune | Where Rivers Part

& What Matters Most

by Kellie Coates Gilbert

Re-Reading the Coming Home series:

Pieces of Granite & Chain of Mercy

All titles will be reviewed except the Re-Reads!

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Jorie’s #CFSRS19 selections : to be read!

The stories listed in these columns are the ones I’ll be tweeting and/or blogging about for entries into the challenge. If you see the ‘♥’ I’ve listened OR read the story! The titles I won’t be reviewing will be mentioned on Twitter – either in a *thread, a singular tweet (either before or after I finish a story in full) or any combination therein whilst most likely it will end up on a post on my blog such as #WWWeds. OR The Sunday Post. Links on titles re-direct to one of these kinds of posts!

Audiobooks borrowing via OverDrive: Books Attempting to Inter-Library
loan during #CFSRS19
Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist The hope of Azure Springs
by Rachel Fordham
inbound 3/July
Lucky in Love by Kasie West
starting Soon!
The outlaw’s second chance
by Angie Dicken
inbound 8/July
Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
had trouble getting into it
Just the way you are
by Pepper Basham
Murder Simply Brewed, Murder Tightly Knit
& Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman
not my cuppa unfortunately!
Twist of Faith
by Pepper Basham
Once Upon A Prince & Princess ever After
How to Catch A Prince & A Royal Christmas Wedding
By Rachel Hauck
 Teal paisley tights
by Barbara Brutt

The Governess of Highland Hall
by Carrie Turansky
17th July – started audiobook!
(tweeted)(in-progress tweet)

 A changed agent ♥
by Tracey J. Lyons
Inbound 3/July
(tweeted heaps!) (LibraryThing Review)
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen  Simply starstruck
by Aspen Hadley
 A Rumoured Fortune
by Joanna Davidson Politano
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast

by Nancy Campbell Allen

 I might have to re-attempt
receiving these and/or I might
try to ILL a different author
if these requests are unavail
Love in the Details by Becky Wade Whilst borrowing locally:
Audiobooks in the hold queue: The Daughter of Highland Hall
The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck A Refuge at Highland Hall
The Inn at Ocean’s Edge by Colleen Coble *All authors in this column
are sponsor authors !!

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The following stories are specifically from the catalogue of #LoveINSPIRED Suspense:

NOTE: I’m strictly limiting my readings of Love Inspired Suspense novels this year to the ones I have in my personal library as I attempted to queue a heap of Sponsor Author novels this year for the event itself. The only ones I could not request via inter-library loan or as a local borrow were the books not yet purchased by either a local library and/or a library within the consortium of libraries I can borrow a book from as it is within the six months out of Pub.

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The stories I *won!* during #CFSRS18:

I had intended to read these over the past twelvemonths – however, between life & health afflictions specific to my chronic migraines – I simply never had the chance to read them. I knew if there were any leftovers I’d read them during my 2nd Year of the Event as a celebration of the authors & the stories from the year before…

Kiss of the Spindle by Nancy Campbell Allen
*after I listen to “Beauty & the Clockwork Beast”

Magnolia Storms by Janet E. Ferguson

A Thousand Sleepless Nights by Teri Harman

Before I Knew You by Beth Steury

Someplace Familiar  by Teresa Tysinger

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UPDATED: Reading List entries | 17 July, 2019

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Of all the sections mentioned – the one which is going to EXPAND & lengthen throughout the month will be the final one – the #LoveINSPIRED novels are the ones I truly want to focus on as a) their on my shelves and b) I’ve been itching to dive back into them as Mum has been reading them consistently since last year – finding lovely new authors to rally behind and stories she quite literally enchants me with a recapture of her reactions & takeaways to the point where its my turn once again to dive into them! I’m hoping after July, this is the year I can finally stay in step with Mum – wherein we can read the stories closer together and re-live everything within them whilst the stories are fresh in our minds!

I might have to do a bit of re-arranging on the other sections – if I find a narrator I don’t enjoy listening to and/or if one of my ILL requests isn’t able to be received – I have my local library to lean on to fetch books in print. I was trying to offset my queue of print to read and review this month with some #AudioReads… most of the ones I’ve picked this year are upwards of 10 hours or thereabouts (oyy) which might make finishing them a bit trickier – but I’m confident I’ll move through them as I’ll be listening to a few hours at a time per book whilst giving me a rounded overview of the author’s styles.

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Remember how I said I’m participating in *second!* book blogosphere readathon this *JULY?* Be sure to check-out my announcement post for #IronTomeAthon – my second Fantasy reading event for 2019!

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Since my favourite part of these reading challenges are the bloggers I’ll be ‘meeting’ as I read, I’ll be updating this section as I start to visit the bloggers who are participating in #CFSRS19.

Bloggers of whom I’ll be leaving commentary for:

as these are the participants who linked their blogs!

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Which stories & authors are you wicked happy to be #amreading during #CFSRS19? Do we share any books & / or authors in common? Are you moving between formats like I am or are you strictly reading one format in particular? Are the authors your reading ones you already be-love or are they #newtomeauthors?

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The stories I have *won!* a copy of during #CFSRS19:

  • Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham | 8th July, 2019

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I am self-educated through local libraries and alternative education opportunities. I am a writer by trade and I cured a ten-year writer’s block by the discovery of Nanowrimo in November 2008. The event changed my life by re-establishing my muse and solidifying my path. Five years later whilst exploring the bookish blogosphere I decided to become a book blogger. I am a champion of wordsmiths who evoke a visceral experience in narrative. I write comprehensive book showcases electing to get into the heart of my reading observations. I dance through genres seeking literary enlightenment and enchantment. Starting in Autumn 2013 I became a blog book tour hostess featuring books and authors. I joined The Classics Club in January 2014 to seek out appreciators of the timeless works of literature whose breadth of scope and voice resonate with us all.

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