Saturday, January 15, 2011

Introducing the 2011 Faith and Fiction Round Table


This year the Faith and Fiction Round Table is working a little bit differently. We have a fixed group of participants who will be reading and discussing the books, but at the end of the discussion we will all be posting about the book. So if you want to read just certain books off the list (to be announced next week) we absolutely hope you will and join in the discussion! Our group this year is very diverse in our approach to faith and so I'm looking forward to some great chats! To get to know these fantastic bloggers better, you can subscribe to our shared feed and follow us on Twitter.

Here are this year's participants:

Nicole of Linus's Blanket
Nicole was born and raised in New York City, currently lives in Manhattan, and writes the book blog Linus’s Blanket. In addition to being an avid reader, she also enjoys traveling, book clubs, hosting dinner parties, and playing league bocce on Sunday afternoons. An active member of the book blogging community, Nicole hosts the weekly Blog Talk Radio show- “That’s How I Blog!”, a radio featuring in-depth discussion with bloggers who share a passion for books, with candid conversations on favorite books & reading habits, bookish topics, and recent book and blogging trends and practices.

Tina of Tinasbookreviews

Hi everyone Im Tina from Tinasbookreviews,I started my blog in 2009 to share and discuss the love of literature. As of now I would consider myself- a wife, mother,reader, blogger, reviewer and a wanna-be writer. Oh and I love diet coke, sparkly lipgloss, pretty bookmarks and reading challenges.

Sheila of Bookjourney

I am the Family Life Administrator for our church which is assisting in all Children and Youth programming as well as the Adult Education Classes. I am a mom of two adult boys and married to my own non fiction super hero. I enjoy long distance biking, rollerblading, reading a diverse variety of books, hanging with friends and having adventures. I wish I could quilt and I would love to have a garden but seen to not have the patience or talent for either. :)

LizLiz at Roving Reads

I'm a 23-year-old Southerner who's been living in New York City for the past year and a half. My two biggest passions are reading and traveling, and I also love exploring the wonderful museums and cultural opportunities here in the city. I'm currently studying for the GRE to pursue a master's degree in library science.

Books and MoviesCarrie of Books and Movies

I am a homeschooling mom of four kids, ages 14 to 9. When I'm not teaching the kids or trying to keep our house at least clean enough to avoid a Health Department inspection, I'm reading and blogging about what I'm reading. I also play the piano and sing and, in the past, have been heavily involved with directing church choir and leading worship. We are currently without a church home, but hoping to fix
that in 2011.

Florinda of 3rs Blog

FlorindaI've been blogging primarily but not exclusively about books since March 2007. In addition to being a reader and a blogger, I'm a wife, mother, stepmother, daughter, sister, I have lived in Southern California for most of the 21st century, but grew up in the Northeast and the South, and raised my son in Tennessee. I was raised in the Catholic Church but no longer attend; however, I've found that you can take the girl out of the Church but you can't take the Church out of the girl, and my spiritual questioning gets filtered through that perspective.

Heather of Book Addiction

I work full-time in banking but my true passion is reading, and I strive to read and blog in as many of the hours I have to myself as possible. I am married to a wonderful man (who is only a sometimes-reader, doesn't really get my obsession, but tolerates it very sweetly) and we have three cats we love in the same way most people love their children. I grew up in the Chicagoland area but moved to Orlando, Florida a year ago, and have therefore been spending lots of time lately being a tourist in my own city. I regularly attend a Bible-based Christian church and am actively involved in a small group, yet I find that I don't read nearly enough faith-based books. So I'm really hoping to change that this year!

Hannah of Wordlily

I work for a Christian nonprofit and do some freelance editing. I like books enough that I read and blog in my off-time, too. Besides all things bookish, I also enjoy working with fiber, whether it's knitting or spinning. Maisie, my Old English Sheepdog, is a great distraction. We live in central Nebraska.

RonnicaRonnica of Ignorant Historian

I am a full-time credit and housing counselor, but treat reading and writing as a second (very fun!) job. I'm originally from Kansas, and now live in North Carolina after going to the University of Oklahoma and Southeastern Seminary. Though I'm not married and have no kids of my own, I'm active in my church's children ministry and love to work with the 5th and 6th graders there. I blog at the Ignorant Historian.

JulieJulie of Book Hooked Blog

I'm a librarian at a small technical school in Chattanooga, TN. My husband and I have been married for almost three years, and don't have any children yet. We do, however, have two Great Dane puppies (eight months old and already taller than I am!) and a sixteen year old cat, who all think they are our children. When I'm not reading, I like to refinish furniture, paint, and do anything crafty I can get my hands on. I'm also a big fan of geekery in general - Dr. Who and zombies are my current geek obsessions.

Jennifer of Crazy-for-Books

I am a full-time educational grant writer from New York who has had a love affair with books from a young age. My book blog,, was created in August 2008 in order to share my love of reading with others. I grew up in the Catholic Church but took a sabbatical in my 20s and have only recently found a new Christian church home that I absolutely love! I am part of the newly created women's ministry leadership team for the church and I am looking forward to this new venture in my life!

Sherry of Semicolon

I am, first of all, an evangelical Christian and completely unapologetic about it, Southern Baptist at heart but currently a member of an Evangelical Free church. I am also a 52 year old homeschooling mom of eight children, four graduated and four not yet. My blog, Semicolon, is about kids and books and homeschooling and communities and sometimes movies and politics and fun links and whatever else I want to write about on any particular day. I like to read. I read whatever comes my way, including, but not limited to, adult fiction, mysteries, historical fiction, nonfiction history and biography, Christian inspirational fiction, young adult fiction, fantasy and science fiction, children’s fiction and nonfiction, memoirs, cereal boxes, other people’s blogs, magazines, brochures, and picture books.

Victorious CafeBrooks of Victorious Cafe

Brooks J. Young is a domestic violence activist, speaker, writer, grant writer, book reviewer and radio host. Her works have appeared in Victorious Magazine, EKG Literary Magazine, Rags 'N' Riches Magazine, Black Pearls Magazine, and numerous blogs. Brooks is the founder and executive director of Touching Heart. A faith-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence. The Brooks J.Young Home opened October 2010.

Thomas of My Random Thoughts

I work for an automotive group in Wisconsin selling wholesale collision crash parts. I did not grow up in the church, but I grew up around it thanks to a great group of friends. Even though I attend a large non denominational church right now, I find myself thinking about attending a small church. I would say that my beliefs are conservative in nature, but they are not set in stone. I normally read between ten and twelve books a year. However, last year I read about eighteen books because of the Rabbit Room and My Friend Amy. My blog, My Random Thoughts ( is not a book blog. I would say that it is the farthest thing from a book blog. Now what channel is the ball game on?

Aren't they fantastic?


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