Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Favorites from 2013

Before I refocus—Out with the Old, In with the New—my blog for 2014, I thought it might be beneficial to revisit 2013 for some of my favorites! Books, songs, movies, TV shows, outings, and random goofiness are all listed below. Cue up Julie Andrews. These are a few of my favorite things! (Oh and all of the pictures are links for more information!)

Favorite new grocery find

_MG_7161Mio Water Enhancer (Kool-Aid for adults! LOL)

Favorite book not in the romantic suspense genre – review coming soon!

coverTalkof theTownTalk of the Town by Lisa Wingate

Favorite new worship song:

I Lay Me Down by Chris Tomlin

Favorite Writing Craft Book:

The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes & Heroines by Tami D. Cowden et alThe Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes and Heroines by Tami Cowden (Ha, no surprise there! Have you seen my articles?)

Favorite new look: (Okay, any NEW look is relative in Texas).

IMG_7153Infinity Scarves

Favorite Food spot:

Rosa'sRosa’s Tortilla Factory – new to me, this year!

Favorite mass market-sized book:

wilderness-perilWilderness Peril by Elizabeth Goddard

Favorite new-ish TV Show:

The Sing Off (and I can’t wait to get the new album by Home Free!)

Favorite Album:

MichaelWSmithGloryGlory by Michael W. Smith (Great writing music!)

Favorite Family Activity

Today in Galilee 2Two From Galilee – such an amazing musical and such a blessed time! (Watch the recorded performance at the link.)

Favorite News story of 2013

You’re joking, right? No wait, I got one. The huge snake-like sea creature that washed up on a beach somewhere. Discoveries like that should humble us. We’ve only just scratched the surface of finding out the details of our world.

Favorite New Writing Toy

scrivenerScrivener! Love this program!

Favorite novella:

Polar Bear Plunge by Linda GlazPolar Bear Plunge by Linda Glaz

Favorite Trip:

ChristianWriters_Logo_2014_withDateBlue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference

Favorite New Musical:

Teen Beach Movie (Don’t judge me!)

Favorite Pass-time with the family:

Shadow at the Water's Edge - a Nancy Drew game by Her InteractiveNancy Drew computer game on our big screen TV (Again, don’t judge me!)

Favorite romantic suspense novel:

Tidewater Inn Shattered by Dani Pettrey

A toss-up! Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble and Shattered by Dani Pettrey

Your Turn: Those are my favorites for the year. What are yours?

Oh and check yesterday’s post for one of my newest favorites!

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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