#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…

#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…