#Fridayreads Challenge

On my Goodreads account, it asked to start a reading challenge for 2018. On a recent post I shared what it would be – Fridayreads Challenge

I accepted and nominated eight books. I thought, if I at least set an achievable goal, it will motivate me to read more next year.

I recently complete the first installment to Memory, Thorn and Sorrow – The Dragonbone Chair.

What are you reading this week?

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Discussion Tuesday


Another week has come around and Tuesday’s discussion is upon us bloggers. 

This weeks topic

Write what you know.

At first, I thought it was referring to the genre. I know and love fantasy so I’ll write fantasy.

The more I have written, the more I have uncovered layers to this statement. 

For me I have found, it isn’t the know of genre to write, it is the themes within the story. Whether it is fantasy, romance, thriller, mystery, fiction or non-fiction. 

The themes of love, family, relationships and coming-of-age. These are the things I know, the things I have experienced.  

I could amend the original statement, and suggest 

Write what you have experienced. 

For discussion, comment the themes you have experienced? 

Is this how you interpret the original/ amended statement? Or was it something completely different? 

If you think someone has an interesting point of view, invite them or share this post to them.


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Burimen Brothers – Part VI

I missed last Friday but #Fantasyfriday is back with an exciting new installment.

I hope you enjoy,

And here are all the previous installments!

I,     II,    III,   IV, and V

Happy reading and please leave feedback, (constructive criticism is never taken personally) like, or tweet if you enjoy it. Thank you.

P.s – for those who are reading and following the series, I changed the Brothers name. I wasn’t convienced sorry for any confusion. 


‘Are you crazy? I could’ve been killed,’ I yelled at them, struggling to stand up.

‘I told you he’d be mad Mother,’ Santhara smirked.

‘At least he isn’t dead.’

I bent over, holding my hands on my knees. Taking in deep breaths to calm down.

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Short or/ and Long-term Goals

Hello everyone,

I’m back and it feels grand to be exploring blogs, absorbing ideas and, most of all, engaging with my followers online.

I had an interesting few days and I was dying to post new ideas and thoughts.

At the start of my blog I aimed for 50 followers and week, that was 6 weeks ago and I just reached 450! A lot more than I had intended and I am more than thrilled to know that I have attracted my blog across the 5 oceans. Thank you to all of you.

There was a reason for my boasting and that was to start the weekly Tuesday discussion.

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ASF Book Review

 

An amazing selection of Science Fiction stories from Australia in the 70’s. Each story displays the level of writing in a confined space.

‘All My Yesterdays’ by Damien Broderick is my favorite. It shows Broderick’s witty satire on the four themes of humanity, immortality, religion and psychiatry. Only 6 pages long but each sentence is shaped perfectly. Followed closely was ‘Final Flower’ by Stephen Cook. It focuses on a bizarre ‘trap flower’ which becomes a gateway into all his memories. The imagery in this short story is incredible. Each description paints a 3D image and pain for the character.
“Jenny had let him touch her lips and then had gone away forever. The more dirty soil he piled around her memory, the more it grew. Like a flower in a bog, it rose higher.”

John Baxter carefully selected each short story. He could have not chose a better compilation, each story is filled with character development, world building and a twisted plot lines.

 

DWTSmith #bookreview

 

My GOODREADS

I have recently signed up with GOODREADS. I saw the website appearing on every book review I looked at. I finally caved in and made an account. 

I have added my list to the side, if you’re on a computer, or below, if you’re a phone or tablet.

I have reviewed about a third of the books I have actually read. As you can see the list is short. One day, I will be up-to-date but for now you can just see the books I have reviewed so far.

If you have any recommendations, based on what I have read. Please comment, or if you want to discuss books, please do not hesitate to comment 🙂

Enjoy.

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