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…

A Prayer for Owen Meany ~ John Irving

Stephen King wrote of John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany that it’s “extraordinary, so original and so enriching… Readers will come to the end feeling sorry to leave [Irving’s] richly textured and carefully wrought world.” (Washington Post). In many ways he’s right. Irving’s story is narrated by John Wheelwright, a former citizen of New…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Hail

Though the drizzle turned to hail, people remained outside to hail the newly crowned King and Queen, as they rode through town. ©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…

Unexpected Discovery

The creature looked dubiously at the disc in its hands; what could it mean? It placed the disc within the box that had protected it so far and in its satchel to be shown to the scientist on board the ship before moving forward. The planet they were orbiting around now was once rich; they’d…

Fragile Prison

They ensured the sealing of the portal was complete. Once they did, the members of the circle finally breathed easier. It had been weeks since they last rested. Now they could. Although all knew the power lying behind the sealed door was merely dormant and not destroyed. They didn’t have the strength or magic to…

Bitter End

“I was in love with a man the world did not want me to have.” “Why?” She shrugged; why did people decide that someone should or should not love another being? “Don’t you know at all?” Of course she did. Now. But not then. She hadn’t understood. She’d rebelled, she’d cried but nothing did anything….

What Makes a Hero?

There were pools of blood in the courtyard; many had died so that one might be saved. Well two rather, but one didn’t count as much as the other. In the mud lay two gigantic men, each in their own way: one in strength and courage, the other in power and magic. What would History…

Harvest

They’d be trudging through the desert for weeks now, the sun hotter from one day to the next. Their canteens were almost empty and their food reserves low. Unless they found a way fast, they wouldn’t make it back. Selene turned when she heard the sound of someone landing heavily in the sand. Greon was…

100 Years of Solitude ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude is considered a masterpiece of literature. In summary it follows the generations of one family from its founding parents – Jose Arcadio and Ursula Buendia – as they also build the city of Macondo to its final disappearance after 100 years of solitude. From one incest to…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Bitter

The bitter wind blowing from the North was merely a harbinger of the bitter fight that would happen soon between the two former friends. ©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…