smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.comSmorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 17th July 2018 – The Story Reading Ape, Linda Bethea and Christy D. BirminghamWelcome to a small selection of blog posts I have enjoyed in the last couple of days. The first post is from The Story Reading Ape and his guest author Jaq D. Hawkins with her thoughts on writer…1
openculture.comHear a Great Radio Documentary on William S. Burroughs Narrated by Iggy PopImages via Wikimedia Commons William S. Burroughs is one of the most mythologized American authors of the 20th century. When you recall the details of his life, they read like the biography of a fictional character. He was an unabashed heroin addict yet he dressed like a dapper insurance salesman.77
openculture.comMargaret Atwood to Teach an Online Class on Creative WritingThe problem of dystopian fiction is this: quite often the worst future creative writers can imagine is exactly the kind of present that has already been inflicted on others—by colonialism, dictatorship, genocidal war, slavery, theocracy, abject poverty, environmental degradation, etc.
listverse.comTop 10 Best Novels of the Last 20 YearsThe ten novels on this list all substantiate the belief that books are the most elastic, introspective, human, and entertaining form of media that exist. Not movies, not music, not art, not the theatre. A famous author once said that novels are the best way for two human beings to connect with each other. I believe this, and I believe that people who do not find pleasure in words have never had the opportunity to read one of the great novels. The first introductions students often have to literature are stale century-old books that do not translate well to this new modern era. Frankly they are boring, and a lot of kids drift into the living room and turn on the television and stay glued for the rest of their lives. So here I will present the ten greatest novels of the last twenty years without apologies.114
smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.comSally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Summer #Sale – #Free Books – Olga Nunez Miret, Paul Andruss and Sally CroninWelcome to the second of the Summer Sale posts where authors in the bookstore are offering their books FREE. That would include one of my books which I have put in the sale too. N.B: There are stil…1
owlnpussycatbookpromo.blogNEW FROM AWARD WINNING AUTHOR GERALD W. DARNELL: “Murder my Darling” (Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 17) – #MysteryThriller&Suspense, #Mystery, #Hard-BoiledAll Carson Reno Mystery Series Books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order. A famous author is murdered, Carson is at the scene of the crime and considered…1
openculture.comLeonard Nimoy Reads Ray Bradbury Stories From The Martian Chronicles & The Illustrated Man (1975-76)Ray Bradbury, author of The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451, contributed to science fiction a highly distinctive voice; the now departed Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr. Spock, also contributed to science fiction a highly distinctive voice.36
zooloobookblog.co.uk#BookReview - One Summer Weekend by Juliet Archer*Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel Random Resources and the author Juliet Archer for a copy of this book for my honest and unbiased opinion* Check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post – check it out! In this novella, we meet Alicia (again what a fab name), an executive…1