Rotten or Poisonous?

“You should see them, falling over themselves to satisfy my every whim.” “I’ve got no doubt these hapless idiots would do anything for you. But what do you repay them with? They’ve got to ask for some favours in return.” “Well sometimes they do. But it’s all a question of manipulating them. It’s not like…

The Alchemist ~ Paulo Coelho

Paolo Coehlo is a name I’d heard before of course. But I never opened The Alchemist until a couple of weeks ago when I read it for this challenge. I was surprised when I received it in the mail to see how small a book it was. I read it in French instead of English. The…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Gaze

After much effort he managed to tear his gaze away from the surreal scene only to notice others gaze at it with an intensity that scared him so much he fled the place. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence…

When Life’s in the Way…

In the best of ways. You know how sometimes life has this uncanny way of throwing curve balls at you, not one but several at a time and you can only strive to catch them all? Well, that’s what’s been happening to me and the reason I haven’t been writing a whole lot lately. I’m nowhere…

One Too Much

The liquid was hovering between kermes , mauve and amaranthine depending on the light on its movement. It almost seemed a sea with waves that made Julia slightly nauseous. She turned away from the erythraean waters walking on a beach of albicant sands: it was almost too bright for her eyes. Everything seemed to be;…

Persuasion ~ Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s Persuasion was published after her death and yet it comes in the list prior to Sense and Sensibility. It’s interesting to discover that the Austen’s books we study in France (or at least hear about) aren’t higher on the list than those we don’t. One might assume that the books exported so widely…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Reason

He only needed one reason, just one and then he would reason with his father: but it must be a convincing argument. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it. Try to do…

The Chronicles of Narnia ~ C.S. Lewis

So this week I read the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis; one of the Inklings I knew of him long before I read the books. In fact, as you can see from the cover of the version I have, I read it quite late, just before the release of the Prince Caspian movie. The Chronicles…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Ash

Everybody’s face turned ash grey when they saw the volcano erupting in a blast of ash and smoke. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it. Try to do it on Tuesday. Include…

Emma ~ Jane Austen

So for this week I was meant to read CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. However since I was on vacation and I wanted to travel light, which a 1200 page book doesn’t really allow, I only packed my e-reader and completed my Jane Austen’s readings. So I’m actually a little ahead in terms of reading…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Blast

The party was a blast until the sound of a blast scattered the revellers away in a panic. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it. Try to do it on Tuesday. Include…

David Copperfield ~ Charles Dickens

What to say about Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield? I actually enjoyed the book very much the first time I read it when I was 13 I think. I could barely have told you what the story was about if you’d asked me: I merely remembered being swallowed into the book and devouring it. It’s interesting…