Cold Comfort Farm ~ Stella Gibbons

Stella Gibbons’ ironic and iconic Cold Comfort Farm was the book for this week’s review; written as a satire to romantic rural stories it follows Flora Poste’s time at Cold Comfort Farm with her cousins after her parents’ death, which essentially left her penniless. That doesn’t prevent her from thinking she has what it takes…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Late

I’m so late posting, as it should have been yesterday morning’s message but as of late time seems to be elusive going at once quickly and slowly. ©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…

Dune ~ Frank Herbert

I read Frank Herbert’s Dune for the first time around the same time I read Lord of the Rings so more than 20 years ago. I read what were two volumes in French quite fast and enjoyed the story a lot, in a very different way. As I re-read it for this challenge I’m sure…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Overwhelming

Despite an overwhelming desire to help, Carrie couldn’t do anything, as the situation quickly became overwhelming for her and it took everything she had not to cry and walk away. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a…

Life of Pi ~ Yann Martel

Yann Martel’s Life of Pi was – like Atonement – a book that was a big success as a movie. I read it some years ago in Canada but I must admit I had forgotten how compelling the story was. I didn’t enjoy the movie as much. The story is written mostly in the first…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Party

The party had been underway for a couple of hours when the Chief of the Party showed up and everyone realized their host was a party to the propaganda surrounding the reelection of the tyrant. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just…

Atonement ~ Ian McEwan

This week I read Ian McEwan’s Atonement, which relates the story of a young girl, Briony Tallis, and how her false testimony – although she believes it true – destroys the lives of her sister and the man she loves, and how she spends her life trying to atone for it. I must say this…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Colt

They came to the conclusion the young colt would never make a good mount for their men for each time they fired their Colt, the animal reared in fear. ©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…

The Lord of the Flies ~ William Golding

I wasn’t particularly thrilled to read William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. I remember my siblings having to read it for school and hating it, so I wasn’t expecting anything interesting. In fact I expected it to be a dry read maybe boring. I was wrong. Lord of the Flies is the story of children…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Erupt

Whenever someone asked him about the two years he left home giving no news, he would erupt and leave the room. ©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…

Deceptive Appearances

Her father cast a contemptuous look at the man; Elizabeth could feel compassion for him and not because he was malformed, although that induced some pity. She guessed he might not appreciate that; no man welcomed pity, why should he be different? Still his gait appeared to cause him pain and he favoured his left…

The Handmaid’s Tale ~ Margaret Atwood

I ended up reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in a couple of days although it is not a pleasant book at all. In a dystopian society where children are a rarity, a totalitarian society turns fertile unmarried women into birthing machines. It’s one of these books that won’t leave you indifferent: you can hate…