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Book Missionizing

There are books that I enjoy reading. There are books that I love. And then there are books that fill me with such missionary zeal, I feel a need to press them into the hands of everyone I know!

I just discovered a new-to-me book that makes me feel that way, E.K. Johnston’s The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim. Funny, warm, quirky, and fantastically fun, it’s about teenaged dragon-slayers in modern-day Canada, and I love it so much I want to push it at EVERYONE, shouting “Read it! You’ll love it! Just try it! Now, now, now!” I’ve raved about it on Twitter; I’ve raved about it at length on Facebook; I may well gift it to multiple people in my family this year. It’s a book that (to me, anyway) needs to be shared!

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What about you guys? What was the last book that turned you into a Book Missionary?

6 thoughts on “Book Missionizing

  1. I think my last mission to get people to read, was the book, Curse of the Werepup and other stories, by Julie Sykes. 😀 It’s SO Fun to read! It had me both grinning and holding my breath at the same time! (That’s kind of hard to do!) 😀

  2. The books that fill me with most missionary zeal are Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s Thief books. Any other enthusiasm seems mild in comparison, but I would say my most recent zeal was caused Emma Barry’s romances. Oh and I just read Bone Gap by Laura Ruby this week and have already recommended that to Twitter and friends on the phone.

    • Brandy, I am so glad you turned into a Book Missionary for Emma Barry’s books, because that’s how I discovered them! I love the Queen’s Thief books, too, so I definitely have to look up Bone Gap!

  3. I work at a bookstore, so this is basically what I do all day, but there are a few books that I will buy and hand people.
    Feed by Mira Grant.
    The Glamourist Histories by Mary Robinette Kowal
    your books ^.^
    And Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway. I don’t know how to explain this book. It’s a little bit steampunk. There’s an octogenarian super spy. There is a clockmaker who is heir to one of London’s most beloved gangsters. There is a 1950’s-style super villain. There are clockwork bees. I love this book so much I devoted the top of my left arm to it. I have a giant tattoo inspired by Angelmaker. It’s just lovely.

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