Month: April 2019

Top 5 Tuesday: Sequels I need To Read

If I said there was only one, how would that make me sound? Like I only read stand-alone novels? Or that I read really long series, so the next book in line isn’t really a sequel. Okay, so Shanah, over at the Bionic Book Worm has given me a doozy this week. So I’ve been scratching my head for some time about what to put on this list. Knowing I could put anticipated books, or books lounging on a shelf somewhere. But either way, here’s what I’ve come up with … THE EMPIRE OF GOLD by S. A. Chakraborty — I mean, come on, half the world is holding their breath waiting on this one. Waiting to learn what’s happened to our fav heroes: Nahri, Dara, Ali, and what’s become of Daevabad! And yes, I know, it’s book three in a trilogy, so not a true sequel. AND FIRE CAME DOWN by Emma Viskic — This is the sequel to very enjoyable and quirky Resurrection Bay, and the characters of Caleb Zelic, Kat, and Caleb’s one-time …

Musical Monday

This piece of music from Game Of Thrones season 8, episode 3, THE NIGHT KING, written by Ramin Djawadi, is one of the most haunting pieces of music I’ve listened to, oh, since season’s 6, episode 10, LIGHT OF THE SEVEN, which I’ve also posted below for your listening enjoyment! funnily enough, I don’t watch the show. You’re welcome!

Fabulous Free Fiction

Bonjour Everyone, I hope you all had a great week, and are looking forward to reading this weekend. Which brings me to the purpose of today’s post, to let you know that I’ve re-vamped the Wry Writer website, and I’m in the process of reposting a lot of free fiction—mostly short speculative fiction, but also some romance. “Finding love it isn’t always easy, especially when you are convinced you have a soulmate somewhere, waiting for you. As Kate Mackenzie finds out—having spent half her life going from one bad relationship to another—only to find her soulmate advertising for her in, of all places, her favourite newspaper.” — Soulmate I will also be ‘serializing’ a number of my novel-length works on the blog, adding new features, and creating a few more ‘downloadable’ ebooks and zines for your reading pleasure. So, if you’re in need of something short, quick, and, hopefully, entertaining to read this weekend, stop by and give the blog a visit and let me know what you think. All feedback greatly appreciated, as is your …

Top 3 Thursday: Bookish Places I’d Love To Visit

Today I’m joining in with Christina over at Recipe and a Read doing Top 3 Thursday, a weekly meme hosted by A Cozy Reader, because this week is all about fictional places you’d want to visit. And who doesn’t want to visit HOGWARTS, right? So I’m avoiding listing the Shire or Rivendell, as everyone will list those. DISCWORLD: First up, I’d love to visit Terry Pratchett’s DISCWORLD and the city of Ankh-Morpork and BAD ASS, the home of Granny Weatherwax. I mean, come on, this is a huge continent sat atop four immense elephants, which in turn are sat atop the back of a space-faring turtle! NARNIA/WONDERLAND: Next up, as a huge fan of the Narnia books as a kid, I always wanted to be able to sneak inside my parents cupboard and find a secret door into Narnia. Alas, that never happened, even though I continue to keep looking. I also wanted to fall down the Rabbit hole to join Alice in Wonderland, as a child. But could never find the exact place even …

WWW Wednesday #5

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently Reading Well, actually, I’m not currently reading anything. But I am planning on starting BLINDSHOT by Québec author, Denis Coupal, tonight. It’s a thriller set in Québec which should be fun. Just Finished I finished reading THE WOO-WOO by Lindsay Wong, last week, which I really struggled with. It was the wrong kind of read for me—a memoir about a dysfunctional family, but I didn’t like the flippant way the author treated her mother’s mental illness. It was all a bit crass. Up Next I’m looking forward to one of three (maybe 4) books, THE KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louise Penny is my first choice, followed by US AGAINST YOU by Fredrik Backman, and then there’s the tenth book in the Flavia de Luce series, THE GOLDEN TRESSES OF THE DEAD, by …