New Beginning

Ellen stopped and looked around her; the place was beautiful, peaceful even. It jarred with her state of mind; she’d been lost for a while now. She wasn’t sure how long; her watch stopped working when she fell. She couldn’t be that far from the camping ground. She’d left early in the morning while the…

Animal Farm ~ George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell proved to be a surprisingly short read. For one the book isn’t particularly long, and for second it’s – similar to 1984 – more of a sociological critic than a novel. In this case it is a blatant attack against the soviet system and its revolution that started as an…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Glamour

She was aware some believed the glamour surrounding her career was the result of a glamour spell, but she knew better than mixing magic with her public life. ©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…

Winnie the Pooh ~ A. A. Milne

I’m a little late in posting my review today: just because I had to retype it. I wrote it on my computer and forgot to paste it on my wordpress to schedule for this morning. That’s how much of a airhead I can be. A bit like the main character of the book I’m reviewing….

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Feast

The place was a feast for the eyes but it didn’t take long for the guests to feast on food and drink. ©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…

In Search of Hope

Everyone knew about La Gaudiere; the inn was a sanctuary for those in need. Or in trouble. Rinn mothered every stray that came through her door; and few weren’t welcome to her neat and friendly home. Yet the rules were to be followed and nobody should put the others at risk. Everyone also knew she…

Memoirs of a Geisha ~ Arthur Golden

For this week’s review I read Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha, which follows a young woman from a fishermen’s village to Kyoto through her training as a Geisha in 1930s Japan. The story spans a little over two decades and is told from the perspective of our narrator as she is in her late 60s….

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Cave

She was terrified when she entered the cave; she’d always hated dark and confined spaces but she couldn’t lose face in front of her ex’s new girlfriend. ©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…

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin ~ Louis de Bernières

So over the past two weeks I read Louis de Bernières’ Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. I’d heard about it because of the movie and the comments that it wasn’t as good as the book – something quite common. Now I haven’t seen the movie but it’s not up to par with the novel, I don’t want…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Occupy

It was her mission to occupy the soldiers in such a way that they didn’t think to verify if dissidents were hidden in the house they were supposed to occupy. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a…