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It's Avid Readers' Appreciation Week! Today, Tuesday, 11/08/2022, join Author Margo Thomas as she moderates the celebration for our avid readers. This event will be filled with wonderful prizes, surprises, and giveaways. Join the celebration on Facebook here: Ann Marie Bryan's Readers' Cafe.

Meet Our Honoree

We are honoring reader extraordinaire, Barbara Raymond. Here are fun facts about Barbara.

We know you love to read but what else do you do for fun?

I love to color and work word puzzles.

Where is your favorite place to read?

On our loveseat

What is your favorite snack while reading?

Cashews or chocolate candy.

Do you like coffee or tea?


Chocolate or candy?


Beach or mountain?


What is your favorite scripture and why?

Psalm 46:10: “Be still and know that I am God….” It was this scripture that got me through a really hard time our family was going through.

What got you into reading in the first place?

My father got me into reading. I was known as the biggest bookworm when I graduated from high school. When I would go from one class to another, I always had my nose in a book.

What is your favorite genre?

I love suspense historical.

What is your favorite part of a story?

The happy ending.

How do you decide whether or not to buy a book?

The cover and blurb.

How important are book covers and back cover description in your purchasing decision?

Very important.

Do you like book teasers? Why or why not?

Yes. They are a big part of my decision to read the book.

Do you write book reviews? Why or why not?

Yes. I write book reviews because I enjoy helping authors promote their books.

About Barbara

I grew up on our family farm in Wyoming. I had three sisters and two brothers. One of my brothers and my youngest sister died after birth. My parents were very supportive of anything my brother and sisters did as long as we didn't break the law. Living on the farm kept us busy during the summers and schoolwork during the fall, winter, and Spring.

I married my hero in August of 83. We have 2 sons and a daughter. Our oldest son is married, and that marriage brought us 5 granddaughters. We now also have 4 great granddaughters and 1 great grandson.


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