The Darkness Abides, by L. Harcroft: #BookReview.

Fantasy serial It’s difficult to know whether this book is experimental or just badly written. The sentence structure sometimes seems borrowed from the 19th century and there are many errors that should have been spotted in editing. The opening is a strange mix of intriguing detail and oddly expressed action. We’re given no clues as …

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Where Did the Hills Go?, by Lali Gupta Chatterjee : #BookReview.

109 pages Science Fiction When science fiction is written by an established physicist the reader can expect the science at least to be plausible. That’s the case here, even though we’re in the world of quantum physics, which is an area full of speculation and dispute, and much misunderstood by so many. The story here …

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The #Write #Word? Post 51

Word cloud created through wordart.com Find it hard to discover the ‘right’ word when writing? So do I, sometimes. In working to improve my own writing, maybe I can help you.              Today’s words: Repeatedly, Regalia/Regal, Relative to, Review. Adverbs: words used to strengthen a weak verb, added to a verb in order to give it …

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Italy: Trip of a Lifetime. Part 12

Posts recording our stay in Italy in September. We thoroughly enjoyed it, so we’re sharing our experience. You’ll get the (almost) full story of our travels, activities, and experiences; warts and all, in instalments.Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. Part 7. Part 8. Part 9. Part 10. Part 1129th …

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Water Entanglement, by Claudiu Murgan: #BookReview.

Science fiction is a broad genre, as is fantasy. Sometimes the two are mixed, as in this piece of imaginative narrative. The book deals with a scenario only too likely should we continue to abuse nature and the environment in the ways we have for the past couple of centuries. However, I have some concerns …

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Season’s Greetings

And to all those who celebrate other seasonal events at this time, Season's Greetings! I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all my readers, visitors, partners in word-wrangling, and friends for your continuing support. To those who have 'liked' my posts, I want to say many thanks. To those who have 'shared' my posts …

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The #Write #Word? Post 50

Word cloud created via wordart.com Do you find it hard to discover the ‘right’ word when writing? So do I, sometimes. In trying to improve my own writing, maybe I can help you.      Today’s words:  QED, Question Mark, Quick as a wink, Queen. Synonyms are alternative words that have the power to convey exactly what …

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Italy: Trip of a Lifetime. Part 11

One of the many small islands on the lake. Posts recording our stay in Italy in September. We thoroughly enjoyed it, so we’re sharing our experience. You’ll get the (almost) full story of our travels, activities, and experiences; warts and all, in instalments. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. …

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The #Write #Word? Post 49

Word cloud via wordart.com If you find it hard to discover the ‘right’ word when writing, as I do sometimes, maybe I can help you as I try to improve my own work.                      Today’s words: Pantomime, Pertaining to, Personal opinion, Priest. Synonyms are alternative words that have the power to convey exactly what you’re trying …

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Italy: Trip of a Lifetime. Part 10

Lake Maggiore seen from Ristorante Cardini in Someraro.These posts record our stay in Italy in September. We thoroughly enjoyed it, so we’re sharing our experience. You’ll get the (almost) full story of our travels, activities, and experiences; warts and all, in instalments.Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. Part 7. …

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