Fifth Friday Fun: Books or Baloney?

I’ve been browsing our library’s card catalog in search of a good book to read—or at least an entertaining one. I always assumed that the librarians carefully weigh which books they acquire. After all, the budget only goes so far, and they have a responsibility to spend wisely. After reading the blurbs in the online catalog recently, however, I have to question their judgment.

As I sift through a lot of dubious plots to find the rare gem, it occurred to me to create a fun little quiz. Below, I’ve listed thirteen blurbs—those little descriptions the publisher writes to capture our interest. Can you tell which ones are actually real books—and which are merely figments of my imagination?

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Free! Books!

Do you like to read? Do you like free stuff? Did you know that there are a zillion free books available for you to download to an e-reader? Here are four places to check:

David C. Cook. You’re probably familiar with their Sunday School curricula, as well as their Christian books. Did you know they often offer one or more new selections from their catalog for free? Simply visit their website. Today’s offering includes four books: Marriage Matters: Extraordinary change through ordinary moments, by Winston T. Smith, What’s Your Secret? Freedom Through Confession, by Aaron Stern (one of the pastors at our church!), truereligion: taking pieces of heaven to places of hell on earth, by Palmer Chinchen, and Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas, by John Blasé.

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