#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Assault

The assault on the castle was obviously planned carefully and yet who could have foreseen the enemy would assault them in the middle of winter? ©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….

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Exhaust

Most people agreed the kid would exhaust his parents from the moment he was born; but nobody imagined he would be so fascinated by cars that he would ask his father by age 12 to help change the car exhaust. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the…

100 Book Challenge ~ Mamma Update

I came home with my little miracle last Sunday and this week has proved one thing: I have some adjusting to do to juggle the duties of a new parent, the daily chores – even if my husband is tremendously helping with both – and my hobbies. It’s safe to say I will need to…

Sense and Sensibility ~ Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is a book I read in the 1990s; I still have the French translation I purchased back then. It was my first foray into Jane Austen’s work and it was a great experience. In the years that followed I watched the movie with Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Labour

I am again a day late posting but yesterday, after almost 20 hours in labour, I am the happy, blessed mum of a little boy who decided to show up 20 days early. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence…

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…