Reading a Book instead of playing a Game

 

How long has it been since you pick up a book to read? What about an newspaper, a journal or any thing that resemble reading material? It is a know fact that people do not read as much as people once did. With video games and computer games running a muck the youth and young adults just do not read like they use to.

According to Robyn Jackson

http://www.humorwriters.org/startlingstats.html

1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives.
42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college.
80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.
70 percent of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
57 percent of new books are not read to completion.
70 percent of books published do not earn back their advance.
70 percent of the books published do not make a profit.
(Source: Jerold Jenkins, www.JenkinsGroupInc.com)

53 percent read fiction, 43 percent read nonfiction. The favorite fiction category is mystery and suspence, at 19 percent.
55 percent of fiction is bought by women, 45 percent by men.
(Source: Publishers Weekly)

About 120,000 books are published each year in the U.S.
(Source: www.bookwire.com)

A successful fiction book sells 5,000 copies.
A successful nonfiction book sells 7,500 copies
Population of the United States 311,482,655
and only less than 20 percent of the people have bought a book and read it to finish. This is not good, where have we gone so wrong? I find myself reading more now then ever before. This is only June and this year I have read 22 books although there is one book I must read again (Eat Love Pray). Reading to me sends you on an adventure like know other. If the story is a good one you can put yourself in the story and take the ride.
What are the reason why people do not read.

According to  Esther Lombardi , from About .com guide states that people do not read because not enough money, not enough experience, too tired, too hard and  it’s not a habit. Okay call me crazy it a book not rocket science. Find something you like stop be cheap and buy the book. There are libraries all over the country if you can not afford to buy a book.

I sale books in our shop, all these books I have read a one time or another. However, these are brand new books. So stop by Alfina’s Place  2126 E  Hwy 190, Suite 3, Copperas Cove, Texas 76522

Here is my list book I like.

When You Don’t Know What to Pray

How to Talk to God About Anything

by Linda Evans Shepherd

When You Don’t Know What to Pray

When life gives you circumstances beyond your control, do you know how to reach God and what to say to Him regarding your finances, personal loss, family, health or other concerns?

Linda Evans Shepherd knows what it’s like to desperately seek God through prayer, searching for the right words so you can be sure He hears you. In When You Dont Know What to Pray, she shows you the how, what and when of praying for yourself. As she takes you through her own prayer journey and the true stories of others, you’ll be encouraged and equipped to pray for yourself in any circumstance.

You’ll also discover the most important aspect of praying for yourself—that whether or not God changes your circumstances, He will use prayer to change you.

The Judgment

The Rose Trilogy #2

by Beverly Lewis

The Judgment

Born in Pennsylvania Dutch country, Beverly Lewis’ interest in her mother’s Plain heritage inspires her to write bestselling novels of Amish life, including The Shunning and the Christy Award winning The Brethren. Now we are pleased to offer The Judgment, the newest novel from this leading author of Amish fiction and the second in the Rose Trilogy.

Rose Kauffman is engaged to Silas Good, a well-liked Amish fellow. So why does she long for the attentions of Nick Franco, the former foster son of the bishop, now that Nick has left the Amish community under a cloud of suspicion after the death of the bishop’s biological son? Will Rose marry Silas, even while she struggles with her feelings for Nick?

Meanwhile, Rose’s sister, Hen, returns to the family farm with her young daughter. Hen and her modern husband, Brandon, are separated, and he threatens to sue for custody if Hen doesn’t return. Will the judge rule in Brandon’s favor? And can Hen rejoin the People without sacrificing her marriage?

Beverly Lewis has again delivered the kind of reading experience our members have come to love—a compelling tale about a way of life that struggles to survive against the challenges of the ourside world.

The Walk

by Richard Paul Evans

The Walk

Bestselling author Richard Paul Evans invites you to join him on a very special adventure: For the next five years, journey with him across America in the first series he’s ever written—The Walk.

The Walk, the first novel in the series, is the story of Alan Christoffersen, who believes he has everything important in life—a successful business, wealth, health, luxury cars, a big home in an exclusive neighborhood and a beautiful wife he adores.

Then tragedy strikes—in five weeks he loses everything. Convinced that he has nothing to live for, Alan decides to walk as far from his home in Bellevue, Washington as possible—Key West, Florida, more than 3,000 miles away. Alan Christoffersen’s walk is a metaphor for our own lives, with the struggles and tragedies we all must endure and the choices we face in responding to them.

The Walk is one of my most thoughtful books yet, filled with ponderings, insights and Alan Christoffersen’s Diary entries as he journeys across America on an adventure that leads him from despair to a new life and new understanding,” writes Richard. “You won’t want to put it down until the very end as you reach a fresh perspective on your own walk in today’s world.”

 

Rapture’s Witness

Left Behind Series Collectors Edition I

by Tim LaHaye

Rapture’s Witness

Here’s the perfect way to revisit the blockbuster series that captured the world’s imagination—or to discover it for the first time: Rapture’s Witness: Left Behind Series Collectors Edition I, containing Left Behind, Tribulation Force and Nicolae.

Left Behind: On a flight from Chicago to London, several passengers aboard Capt. Rayford Steele’s plane mysteriously disappear. When he discovers that the incident is a worldwide occurrence, Steele begins his search for answers. He learns that Christ has come to take the faithful with Him in preparation for the apocalyptic battle between good and evil. Those left behind will face seven dark years in which they must decide to join the forces of Christ or the forces of Antichrist.

Tribulation Force: In this sequel to the bestselling Left Behind, Rayford Steele and Cameron Williams are pressed into service for the man they believe could be the Antichrist—Nicolae Carpathia. Meanwhile, God’s judgment begins to fall upon the earth.

Nicolae: World War III begins! The Antichrist, has won! Or has he? Nicolae’s personal pilot Rayford Steele and journalist Buck Williams join forces against Nicolae. But can they do the impossible—stop the Antichrist?

 

Just Beyond the Clouds

by Karen Kingsbury

Just Beyond the Clouds

From one of our favorite fiction writers comes the heart-wrenching…and heart-warming…story of rodeo star Cody Gunner, a widower struggling to rebuild his life, and the woman who wants to help him trust again, even when trust is the most terrifying thing of all.

Still aching over his wife’s death, Cody can’t bear the thought of letting go of his Down syndrome brother, Carl Joseph. Cody wants his brother home where he’ll be safe and cared for. And when Carl Joseph’s teacher, Elle, begins championing his independence, she finds herself at odds with Cody.

But what if Elle is the one woman who can help heal Cody’s heart? If Cody can let go of his anger, he just might see that hope lies just beyond the clouds.

 

These are just a few of my choices, what books do you read? leave me your answers. Thank you

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