Literacy Musing Mondays

Literacy Musing Mondays: Reading Books by New Authors

January 18

Welcome back to Literacy Musing Mondays, where we link up our favorite posts about about all things learning, writing, reading, and blogging. As a working mom who desires to be home more and eventually homeschool her youngest child, I am blessed to find so many great resources via Literacy Musing Mondays. Not only do I find potential learning resources for my little guy, I add to my ever-growing and overflowing bookshelves.


What more could a mother ask for than children to pass her great love for books on to?


This week we hear from another guest. Before you read her guest post and link up with Literacy Musing Mondays, please let me share a few with you from last week that grabbed my attention (and hopefully yours).

My Favorite Post from Last Week’s Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup


Organization – New Calendar, New Bible Study New Prayer Journal – New Year – 2016


Organization – New Calendar, New Bible Study New Prayer Journal – New Year – 2016


Debbie’s words are an encouragement to me as I seek to spend more time in God’s word this year. I’ve really fallen away from it and prayer. She also hits on the need to be physically healthy so I can “minister to my husband [and] my kids…” I’ve really been too tired and anxious to be the best mother I can be. I am looking forward to putting more into my spiritual and physical health, so that I can be better used by God in my walk with Him and as I focus on my word for the year. Thanks, Debbie!


Be sure to visit each host, as they each share their favorite post, which could be yours!


What was your favorite post from last week? Leave a comment below.

The Most Clicked Post from Last Week’s Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup


Why I Don’t Read to My Baby by Leslie @ Forever Joyful

Guest Post: 3 Unusual Reasons to Read Books from New Authors

by Ifeoma Samuel

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There are many of us who would rather stick to the good old authors we enjoy. This is good in a way but limiting in the broader sense.

As a blogger, I am privileged to read resources from upcoming and fantastic writers. Sincerely, I do not subscribe to the idea of “Away with the Old, bring on the New.” You know why? Very soon today’s new will become the classics and all those beautiful writings and ideas will take the back seat!

As a writer, getting feedback from those who choose to read my book is very encouraging. Every writer craves to etch a good legacy that will live on, pass a remarkable message, and leave an audience wanting more of her writing.

As much as I equip my library with materials from veteran writers, I engage in discovering newbies. This way, I have a blend of both to enjoy and enhance my life.

Why should you read books from new writers?

  • As I mentioned before, every writer is blessed when someone encourages them through buying, reading and leaving a thoughtful note *if you can.*
  • You can never know how much potential a new writer has until you turn a page of her book. If she grows better, you know how she began as a writer. Plus, you have someone new to follow and enjoy which makes you a better fan.
  • Here is a secret for you, friend. If you are interested in writing a book yourself, a great place to start off is reading and studying books from new authors who write similarly to you. They tweak your thoughts and make you a better writer too!

Now your turn friends, have I managed to convince you to buy from a newbie. Do you have more reasons about why you would read a book from a new writer? Please share in the comments below.


About Ifeoma Samuel:
Happily married to her sweet heart, Obiora Samuel, Ifeoma is an author, a blogger and an occasional speaker at various women conferences in South Africa. She uses her writings to share everyday life stories about God’s immense love and encourages her readers to appreciate and live a life full of God’s Love. She is a member of the Ruby for Women Blogger team; a monthly guest for allmomdoes.com; and a contributing writer at Faith’n’Friends. Ifeoma is also the author of My 30 Days Journey To a Fulfilled Life. You can follow her on Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Good Reads, Amazon, and YouTube.

Let’s Linkup: Literacy Musing Mondays


We couldn’t have a successful linkup without a collaboration of contributors like yourself. Nor would it be successful without our hosts.



Meet Your Hosts


Ashley @ Circling the Story
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Leslie @ Forever Joyful
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Mary @ Maryandering Creatively
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Tami @ This Mom’s Delight
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Be sure to visit each host, as they each share their favorite post, which could be yours!


Want to be the next to be featured? Just link up a post and if yours is the most read post, it’ll become the next featured post. It includes a link back to your post!


Also, please make sure you link back to us so others will know about our link up and join in. We return the favor by by promoting your posts across our social media networks. We also pin your posts to our Pinterest Board!


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It’s your turn to link up to Literacy Musing Mondays! You will have until Saturday at 12 noon to link up! So come back often.


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Linkup Rules:

  1. Include a link back or the blog hop button linked to this hop on your posts.
  2. Link up the urls to your posts not to your blog.
  3. Please remember this is a family-friendly linkup. Although we believe in the right for adults to read whatever they want to read, we prefer to read wholesome posts that feature literature that edify and uplift families. We reserve the right to delete any posts that are not family friendly. We love all kinds of literature and genres including family-friendly inspirational romances, fantasy, or science fiction. We do not welcome anything with excessive violence, sexual content, or cursing. These posts will be deleted.
  4. We also want to be loving community by supporting one another. Please make a point to do this this week! Visit the post next to yours and at least one other blogger’s post of your choice! I want to see lots of clicks on everyone’s posts. I know as a blogger, you know how it feels not receive comments, right. Spread the comment love. 🙂
    Remember it is also nice to follow them on their social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
  5. Follow your hosts and co-hosts on their social media.
  6. Tweet about the link up too. We’d love for you to use the hashtag #LMMLinkup


I hope you enjoy this as much as I do! I love, love, love books. How about you?


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