Book of the Week #4:

Eragon,

by Christopher Paolini

Note
#1: I was 11 when I first read it
#2: It was during the lull before Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
#3: I had not read Lord of the Rings or watched Star Wars


A hatchling, that is what you are. A hatchling struggling into the world.

Being a hatchling myself, just born into a genre that soon became my very favourite, it is definitely not a surprise that this book really captured my heart. Yes, I was young and naive, but I do not see why that diminishes the book’s intrinsic value.

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Word of the Week #4:

Persevere

This week, I just happened to use this word in a conversation, and the exact response I got was, “Eh… What?!”

I did not say anything, just gave her a stern look. So she continued, “I know, now you’ll shout ‘Dictionary! Dictionary!’ Am I right?” Continue reading Word of the Week #4:

Writer Guy’s Tip #0: The Preparation

Yes, this is the first post in my stepwise guide on being a writer…
No, I am neither very experienced, nor am I very successful… At least not yet…
Yes, I think this can help…

Anyway, let us begin, not at the first step, but at the zeroth step. Why zeroth? Because you do need to reach the stairs, before you can start climbing.

Now, how does one prepare, before one starts writing? The following are the easy ways to do so… Continue reading Writer Guy’s Tip #0: The Preparation

Book of the Week #3:

Wuthering Heights,

by Emily Brontë

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

“If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn’t love as much in eighty years as I could in a day.”

Yeah, I love this book too much to feature just one quote. And considering that this is the only “love story” I have ever read of my own accord, and truly and certainly loved, I suppose it is excusable. The combination of the strength and the simplicity of those words is definitely the most potent I have ever encountered.

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Book of the Week #2:

The Clocks,

by Agatha Christie

I looked at her. Sheila was my girl—the girl I wanted—and wanted for keeps. But it wasn’t any use having illusions about her.

Of all the Agatha Christie books I have owned, and there have been many, this was the very first one. And after much consideration and deliberation, I decided that this would be the first one of her books that I speak about. And I can say with quite some certainty that this will not be the last.

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