This is the fourth in a series of readers' favorite
books sent to us in March. The people published here will receive a $25 gift certificate
to Joseph-Beth Booksellers of Lexington, thanks to the sponsorship of Kentucky
Living and Joseph-Beth Booksellers. If these or other books interest you,
you can look for them at a Joseph-Beth store, or call (800) 248-6849, or visit
the Web site at www.josephbeth.com.
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
From the first line, "I had a farm in Africa,"
my imagination opened and I was swept up with the imagery and detail of this
memoir from the years around the 1920s when the author operated a coffee plantation
in Kenya. The author has a beautiful and lyrical style of describing her African
experience. Her words paint a vivid mental picture of this mysterious and fascinating
country. I felt as if I knew the people she met and included in her stories.
This book was such a pleasure to read I was sad when I finished.
Darla Marion Hunt, Shepherdsville
Salt River Electric Cooperative
Louis L'Amour books
I can't pick a favorite book, but I have reread all
the Sacket novels several times. Old-fashioned values, stubborn people that
survive through life's many trials, is what his books are all about. Love them!
Patty Auxier, Royalton
Licking Valley Rural Electric Cooperative
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
This is for people who believe in a real right and
a real wrong. It explains what it means to be a Christian in plain language,
using illustrations that are easily understood. It discusses the Atonement,
the Trinity, and why the death of Christ was necessary. Give up yourself and
look for Christ and you will find Him and everything else thrown in, is what
the message of the book was to me.
Betty Baker Ramey, Grayson
Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Rarely has a book on writing been so clear, so useful,
and so revealing. It begins with an account of King's childhood and his weird
focus on writing to tell a story. He then turns to the tools of the trade and
tells you how to best use them. I believe all book lovers at one time or another
would like to know more about their favorite author. The man has written more
than 30 books and knows what he's writing about.
Earie Jane Childers, Winchester
Clark Energy Cooperative