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It was deep winter when a young writer walked into a secondhand store. The outside noise of car tyres slopping through slush and blistering wind was muffled by a raggedy carpet and shelves stuffed to the brim with people’s previous lives. The original broiler warmed the shop and the writer’s limbs from the biting cold.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind is a book that I have wanted to read for years, but simply hadn’t gotten around to actually reading it. The reason for my procrastination was… Well, actually, there was no reason. I knew the book is highly rated, I knew I wanted to read it at some point, but I just never put it to the top of the pile of books I was reading. Having now read the book, I feel like an idiot for not reading it sooner.
Universe 25: The Wheel of Man
It began with Charles, who worked a mundane job at Nultech, a security software company in City-25. While leaving, his friend Cassius, of that time, called. With a sigh, Charles answered,
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Book Review: "The Housewarming" by S.E Lynes
"The Housewarming" is a book that centres around a housewarming party hosted by a family called the Lovegoods. A set of fairly rich and flashy people in a part of town full of average folk who like simple things. Ava has a daughter called Abi and one day, Abi goes missing. Ava is frantic and pregnant, but still searches for her daughter, not giving up in the lengths that she will go to find out what happened - even if it is detrimental to her marriage. I don't though, feel like Matt, the husband and father, cares enough about his daughter's disappearance. He seems distant from it all and out to protect other people instead of his wife. Arriving at the party, Ava finds out from her husband that there is a lie that he wants to share with her - it changes everything almost immediately. She cannot implicate anyone with her daughter's disappearance without evidence. The police may be scaling back the search but Ava is desperate to find out where her daughter is. She befriends Jennifer Lovegood - the woman of the house. But it will be Jennifer's daughter, the adorable SEN child named Jasmine, that is of the most interest to Ava.
A Pact of Kingdoms Part III
Gaspar and Juba stood silently as they watched the training of new recruits taking place in the courtyard. Juba was still dressed in his robes but carried his spear with him, and a dagger on his left hip. He traded his slippers for leather riding boots and fashioned a heavy dyed yellow sheepskin cloak to protect him from the Apheasean snow. The recruits were getting schooled in the art of combat by a lean rough looking brute with long and tangled brownish-blonde hair down to his neck. He sported black leather trousers with calf high boots that were standard issue in the king’s army. The brute was training shirtless and didn’t seemed bothered by the freezing temperatures. His cool grey eyes were half focused on his opponent, half focused on the wine sack near the rest of his equipment. He and the recruit were in a training circle with wooden swords. The recruit was pressing his attack, but the brute parried every blow with ease while laughing. The crowd of recruits were cheering for their fellow comrade until he made the unfortunate mistake of knocking the sword out of the brute’s hand and connecting with a punch to the face.
Book Review: "The Wake" by Vikki Patis
Thrillers are some of my favourite books to sit there and read for hours on end. They contain engrossing stories with many twists and turns, mixed up identities and strange happenings that would cause the nature of families and friendships within the novels to collapse. I love reading about these secrets that people keep from each other that only come out when they are forced out, found out or happen in a mysterious way to be pulled out during a tense moment. I have to say, this book contains all the logic and tension of the thriller that you love but then, there is a lot more to it than that. There is so much more to the book than that. It is written brilliantly and in a style that is consistent with multiple perspectives. It is an incredible work.
Tales From The Void
Gabriela set about really going through the things she had taken from the snake creature that had attacked her. Most of the trinkets were silver or gold cups, some jewelry, and scant amount of coins. There was however a bracer that caught her eye. It was high tech with a readout display that popped up when you tapped it. “This could definitely come in handy.”
Three little tales, Four Endings
There was a wet, hacking noise from down the carriage. Jules ducked his head to see around Kim’s shoulder, expecting an everyday subway dweller. Instead, he saw a sharply dressed man, convulsing to the carriage floor, white hair sweat-slicked against his brow.
Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.
Maya Angelou’s I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and Its Impact on my Life Reading is an inconceivably marvelous activity. All books from history books to fiction books to non-fiction to religious books is an adventure, a treasure chest waiting to be found. I am a huge lover of books and all the treasures hidden inside of them. Apart from the bible, there has been no book that has plagued my consciousness like the autobiography, I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou. This book is painfully raw and honest, and I have a lot of respect for Maya for sharing her experiences in this book in the way she did. I know why the caged bird sings has taught me so much about the struggles of black people and has inspired me to keep pushing when things get hard. I found out about Maya Angelou during an English assignment in school. I had to pick a book from a selection my teacher chose for the class to share with my fellow peers. As someone who likes to read books, a title as unique as I know why the caged bird sings was Juliet to my Romeo, a must-read choice. So I opened the book pdf unaware of the brilliance that I was about to read and how it would affect me.
Book Review: "The Decay of the Angel" by Yukio Mishima
Yukio Mishima is one of the world's most well-known Japanese authors. He has written great novels such as: "Confessions of a Mask", "The Sound of the Waves" and my personal favourite, "The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea". I have liked to focus on the relationships between adults and minors in Yukio Mishima's books - especially the relationships between a father-figure and their son or adopted son/step-son etc. In books like "Confessions of a Mask" it is revealed to us what the mask is hiding and why. This could be a reflection of the father-son relationship in which being the way the mask was would have been seen as bad and anti-traditionalist. Again in "The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea" there is a strange relationship between the father figure and his son. His son has friends and this often strengthens the secrecy the minor would keep from his father figure. This novel too, "The Decay of the Angel", investigates this father-son relationship a lot more and in vivid depth as the two of them come to terms with their own losses in the past in hopes of forming a new relationship between each other as a family.
5 Great Books I Read in February, 2021
As you can probably tell from the way I am going about this, I am trying something different and more sustainable than last year when I would write about every twenty books I had read. This is purely because I will remember it better. When it comes to every twenty books, you actually have to work it out and stuff and honestly, my math is not great enough for me to try that often. Here, I can talk about five books that I think that you should read too and why they are so great. I'm trying to expand my reach in terms of genre and trying for myself to read more modern fiction since this is the sort of thing I want to investigate when I go into writing my PhD proposal.