Book Review-The Autobiography of Satan (Authorized Edition)

I was not sure what to expect from this book by William A Glasser but I really enjoyed it. I would call it a mash-up of fiction, philosophy and fantasy, with a great and thoughtful ending. ****

Publisher: Published February 21st 2017 by Open Books

Author: William A. Glasser

Pages: 167

Blurb: From the moment of his first emergence as a single spark in the dimness of prehistory, to the more enlightening force into which he evolves across the full span of human existence, Satan, as he now clearly illustrates, has been urging human beings to open their eyes to the world around them, and to continue seeking, with unfettered minds, for ultimate answers, yet to be found. To do so he must struggle against the persistent attempts to stifle that urge by the “spoon feeders,” as he calls them, individuals who have insisted, within every age, and often with a bloody fist, that they, and they alone, are the possessors of the only beliefs that every human being should accept and live by, without question. As Satan traces the history of their many attempts to stop human beings from thinking for themselves, he also takes his readers on a search for the ultimate source of all evil in this world. Readers will obviously enter the book with the standard concept of Satan as a supernatural figure of evil. They will leave the book, however, with a better understanding of how such mind-twisting concepts have been used to keep people away from the “forbidden” knowledge that lies beyond the borders of entrenched beliefs.

My thoughts: The retelling of history from the perspective of Satan was unique, and the way that the author broke it up by explaining things to the scribe was fun and instructive. Not being a person well immersed in  religion, I cannot say how accurate some of the timelines were, but I do not think that was the point. I enjoyed the premise that knowledge is a threat to those in power. As you follow the tale you will often pause to reflect on some of the statements, and imagine how people of that time period may have viewed events. The surprise ending will also make you realize how much perspective matters. I would recommend this book.

Book Review-Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright

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I haven’t read a shifter novel in a while and really enjoyed this book. I forgot all about the alpha male aspects of the pack and once I just went with it, had fun. The heat level was great, the chemistry palpable and the intimacy hot….

This was author was new to me and though I read the book out of sequence, still enjoyed her style and hope to check out the other books in the Phoenix Pack series.

Audio Book Review-Charm Me by Tena Stetler

I listened to this book as part of my Audible Romance package and really enjoyed the quick pace and intriguing characters. I fell for the hero Devlin at the same time as the heroine Summer, but who can resist a man that cooks, bakes, loves dogs and owns a cabin in the mountains. The pacing was great, the tension between them built nicely, and their family secrets were intriguing. This was my first time reading the author @TenaStetler and I look forward to checking out her other offerings. I also plan to check out the Candy Heart Series at Wild Rose Press.

The magic and supernatural elements were well integrated into the story. This would make for a great Valentine’s listen to get ready for the upcoming holiday. Clocking in at just under 2 hours, you get enough time to enjoy the romance and the wonderful setting.

Romance Book Review- Pumpkin Everything By Beth Labonte

**** I picked up Pumpkin Everything in the fall but with all the holiday bustle finally finished it and I was not disappointed. This is my first time reading Beth Labonte and I really like her humour and concise writing style. I enjoyed the story arc of someone returning to their home town and first love, and this did not disappoint. I loved the heroine’s growth and self reflection. The chemistry between Amy and Kit is obvious, as is their friendship. The secondary characters are amazing, especially the grandfather, and so is the small town setting, great potential for some sequels. I could almost smell the spices, Labonte evokes all the senses with her evocative style. A quick and fun read with a great message.

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