Fall Into Books!


Fall is in the air, and I and several other bloggers are celebrating books, and asking, where is that special place you like to read? What is that special book you love to fall back into over and over?

My favorite place to read is in bed before I go to sleep. Reading relaxes me. I escape into the story and the characters. I forget any stress or worries I may have experienced that day, or that I might have to face in the morning. Reading at night is my waking dreamland before I actually fall asleep and dream.

There are so many books on my list to read, I haven’t had a chance to reread one in quite a while. One book I’d like to read again is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. This book had a big impact on me as a child, and I’d be interested to see how it affects me now as an adult.

I’ve also been busy writing my own books! My first publications came out in July, one week apart. The first is a young adult book Yakimali’s Gift.


It takes place in 1775 in Mexico, New Spain. 15-year-old Fernanda Marquina, of Spanish and Pima Indian ancestry, can’t seem to live up to her mother’s expectations or fit into the limited female roles of her culture. After a tragic accident, Fernanda and her family join Juan Bautista de Anza’s historic colonization expedition to California. On the journey, Fernanda will discover not only romance, truths that change the way she sees her ancestry, her family, and herself. You can read an excerpt, view the trailer, and read historical info on my website https://lindacovella.com/yakimalis-gift/.

The second book is a paranormal ghost story for readers 8+.

Castle Blues Quake Cover_300ppi

In this book, 12-year-old Pepper Connelly moves into a spooky Victorian house and discovers a boy, Corey, hiding in the backyard shed. Without realizing he’s a ghost, she agrees to help him find his grandfather. Earthquakes, haunted house rides, poltergeist activity, and crystal ball readings propel her toward the shocking end of her search, and an understanding of what it means to be a true friend. Find out more about the book on my website https://lindacovella.com/the-castle-blues-quake/.

To celebrate, I’m giving away this custom printed tote and a keychain/light. To be entered in the contest, please like my Amazon author page http://www.amazon.com/Linda-Covella/e/B00MBR9II0  and post your “like number” in the comments of this post. (U.S. only, please.) While you’re at it, please let me know where your special place to read is, and what that favorite book is that you must revisit!

Tote Front Tote Backkeychain

And please hop on over to the other bloggers on this tour listed here http://candlelightreads.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_1779.html  where you’ll have a chance at more prizes!

Thank you! Always follow your dreams, and happy reading!

About lindacovella

I am an author of fiction and nonfiction for kids and teens.
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24 Responses to Fall Into Books!

  1. Sammy D. says:

    Hi Linda – you’ve been busy !! Still waiting for Amazon’s print version of Yakamali’s Gift :-). Am traveling, so not much computer time. Hope all is well .

  2. Emma says:

    169“ like your Amazon author page.” my favorite place to read is on my front porch when it is nice weather.when it is cold outside my favorite place to read is my chair.
    special book I want to fall into again and again? any Debbie Macomber book.

  3. Brooke says:

    I like reading in the cozy corner of my living room. I have it set up with an armchair, ottoman, my bookshelves, a lamp and a tart warmer. It’s my little book nook. 🙂 I am like #170 on your Amazon page.

  4. ladymagnolia99 says:

    #172 was my like number!! My all time favorite book is Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. I have to read it at lease once a year, some years more!! I love reading on my back patio with a cool drink in the summer and my flavored coffee or tea during the winter time!!!

    Judy Cox

  5. Hi there! My Amazon like number is #173. I was so worried I’d forget in the short time it took me to type that, I now don’t think I’ll be able to forget the number 173 for a week. Of course I won’t remember why I’m trying to remember it 😀

    It’s funny but I keep thinking of more and more books I like to read (or would like to read) over and over again the more I go through the blog hop. At first I could think of Tom Sawyer and my old Sweet Valley High books (I still fall back on those every once in a blue moon when I have a real nostalgic moment), but after reading that you would choose A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, for some reason it made me think back to one book I really liked growing up (and now want to look up and buy to reread of course) and that is The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I remember so little about it right now but remember I really liked it. I wonder if I still would now? I think I might need to find out!

    I most like to read anywhere it’s quiet! Literally anywhere I can whip out my Kindle or paperback/hardcover and find silence (or close to it) I’m happy! At home I most like to be all curled up in a chair in the living room with a good cup of coffee or huddled up in bed with millions of pillows everywhere and the world sort of feeling like it doesn’t exist for just a few moments.

    Your books sound wonderful. I’m going to stop blubbering on and on here and head to Amazon and check them all out. My poor hands need some rest after typing so much here. I’m used to reading, not typing! Hats off to you writers!

    Have a most joyous fall everyone!

    Shelly H

    • lindacovella says:

      Shelly, thanks so much for your fun and very sweet comment! I liked The Witch of Blackbird Pond, too. I think it would be interesting to go back to some childhood books and see how we think about them as adults. Happy reading in your cozy chair and multi-pillow bed! And thank you for liking my Amazon page. 🙂

  6. Jan Hall says:

    My number is 177. My favorite place to read is on the dock in front of my house with a nice breeze blowing across the like while waiting for the fish to bite. My favorite book is always the one I am reading at any moment.

  7. Beverly Gordon says:

    178 your books sound awesome ty for the chance and the book I reread often as a comfort book is After the night by linda howard

  8. jmesparza821 says:

    Thanks for being a part of this FUN blog hop!

    I am # 179 on Amazon.

    I read anywhere, but my favorite reading place is in bed.

    The book I never get tired of reading over and over again is Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  9. Kathy Heare Watts says:

    I read anywhere I can! I just love to read and have read and reviewed over 270 books this year. I don’t let a single day go by without reading at least a little bit……but an entire book is the norm. I love the book covers and blurbs!

  10. Like you, I like reading in bed before I go to sleep. Congrats, Linda, everything here looks so awesome, and I’m so happy for you.
    I love any book well written. My list is miles long. 🙂

  11. lindacovella says:

    The winner of the giveaway is Brooke! Congratulations, Brooke! I’ll email you shortly. Thanks to you all for liking my Amazon page, and for stopping by to talk about our favorite books and favorite places to read!!

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