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…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Bone

The seamstress would bone the dress to give it volume but it probably wouldn’t hide the fact the young woman was only skin and bones. ©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….

Far from the Madding Crowd ~ Thomas Hardy

I read this week Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd. It’s the second book by Hardy on the list after Tess of the d’Ubervilles and somehow it’s a lot more positive. It’s also surprising that a man should write such compelling female stories. In both books the main character is a woman. Far from…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Fractious

He wasn’t of a fractious nature; in fact he was easy-going but when it came to certain issues he would be considered fractious by many in the company. ©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…

Anne of Green Gables ~ LM Montgomery ~ 100 Book Challenge

Anne of Green Gables is a novel by LM Montgomery published in 1908. It follows the adventures of Anne Shirley – or Cordelia as she likes to call herself, as she arrives in Avonlea, PEI, and is adopted by two middle-aged siblings, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, although they were expecting a boy. It’s a kid’s book…