Jodie Moore is affectionately known as “The one who makes me laugh on Facebook.” Why? Because she posts those wonderful kid, mom, wife, family, and life moments. As a stay-at-home mom, she finds herself busier than ever before. Between running the kids to dance, choir practice, strings practice, football, basketball, student government, and Fine Arts youth program at church it is a full-time evening job. And during the day instead of sitting watching soaps and eating bon-bons, she spends her time volunteering at the school as PTO President. She also helps her husband with his self owned small business and has begun helping with marketing a new fundraising company. (Oh, and the usual stay-at-home mom stuff such as cleaning, cooking, and laundry.) In ALL of her free time, she spends it reading and trying to keep up with the latest Christian Fiction, especially mystery and Amish, releases.
SOTP: Why did you start reviewing, and what is the first book you remember reviewing?
Jodie: I started reviewing because I read a book from a new author and wanted to make sure others new of this awesome book. That first book was Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania by Cerella Sechrist.
SOTP: Have your reading tastes changed since you started reviewing?
Jodie: Not too much, I still love reading Amish and definitely still love reading cozy mystery/suspense books. Perhaps I enjoy reading historical and cowboy books now more than I used to.
SOTP: What book has surprised you the most in your time reviewing? (Perhaps something you wouldn’t normally have picked up, outside of your comfort genre, etc.)
Jodie: One surprise for me was Richard Mabry. I had heard others say they didn’t like medical mysteries because they were too full of technology terms and found them hard to follow. However, I was immediately a fan when I began reading his books!
SOTP: What’s the first book you remember reading? (It still counts if someone else read it to you if you were too young to read!)
Jodie: Goodness, the first books that come to mind are The monster at the end of this book. I loved that book as a kid and when I had kids, it was one of the first ones that I bought for my kids.
SOTP: If you’re stuck at home on a sick day, what comfort book can you count on to always cheer you up?
Jodie: It’s sad to say, but I’m not a re-reader. When I need a quick pick me up, I grab one of my kiddos books called Harriet, You’ll drive me wild by Mem Fox. One of the few books that brings a tear to my and at the same time makes me feel like I’m not alone when I lose my temper with one of the kids.
SOTP: If you could only read one book for the rest of your life (I know, the horror!), which book do you think you could read a hundred times without getting bored of it?
Jodie: Sigh, well that’s really hard, especially since I’m not a re-reader. As a Christian, the first response would be the Bible. However, if that doesn’t count, I’d have to go with Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania.