Wednesday, September 30, 2009

drabble prompts

this week's drabble prompts are :



Friday, September 25, 2009

six word stories

What is it? a site with little stories in six short words. Something fun to make you think, laugh, dream, and inspire you to write a few Six Word Stories of your own.

drabble prompt: addiction

  1. Compulsive physiological and psychological need for a habit-forming substance: a drug used in the treatment of heroin addiction.

    1. An instance of this: a person with multiple chemical addictions.

    2. The condition of being habitually or compulsively occupied with or or involved in something.

    3. An instance of this: had an addiction for fast cars.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

100 things

Marina at book group mentioned reading a blog that was doing a 100 Things Challenge, and thought it would be interesting to do a write up about what 100 things you can't live without. If 100 is too much that write a list of ten, 20, or 50 items that you don't think you could live without.

Dave Bruno's 100 things challenge

Time Magazine recently ran an article about Dave Bruno's how to live with just 100 things challenge.

*starts writing a list * laptop, coffee, chocolate, supernatural, pen,coffee, journal, chocolate... hmmm what?

September Books

Mort by Terry Pratchett

Amazon Review:
" 'Pratchett is a comic genius' - Daily Express 'Pratchett's humour takes logic past the point of absurdity and round again, but it is his unexpected insights into human morality that make the Discworld series stand out' - Times Educational Supplement 'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy... Pratchett has a subject and a style that is very much his own' - The Sunday Times 'He is screamingly funny. He is wise. He has style' - Sunday Telegraph"

Burble at the back of the book:
Although the scythe isn't pre-eminent among the weapons of war, anyone who has been on the wrong end of, say, a peasants' revolt will know that in skilled hands it is fearsome. For Mort however, it is about to become one of the tools of his trade. From henceforth, Death is no longer going to be the end, merely the means to an end. He has received an offer he can't refuse. As Death's apprentice he'll have free board, use of the company horse and being dead isn't compulsory. It's the dream job until he discovers that it can be a killer on his love life...

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Burble at the back of the book:
Tom and Hester have been thrown together. Truly-thrown out of a city on wheels that's left them stranded and starving in the middle of nowhere while it hares off after its prey. Hester is desperate for revenge, and Tom is only desperate to get back on board his beloved London. This is a stunning literary debut from Philip Reeve. A novel that defies easy categorisation, it is a gripping adventure story set in an inspired fantasy world, where moving cities trawl the globe. Peopled with convincing and utterly likeable characters, this story is a magical and unique read.

these are the books for September through there are several others books being passed around at this time, including the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris and several other novels that escape me at the time of writing this blog post. I shall endeavour to collate a list of secondary novels and series that everyone else is happily reading through, and please comment on what you are reading now and what you're thoughts are on it.