I received two books, in the past week, thanks to authors/publicists:
Well, trying to read Trapped in Mystery Island by John Howard Reid without much success!!
Finished reading a tintin album, Red Rackahm’s Treasure by Herge!
What truths do you remember learning in fiction?
I am mentioning the following: Honesty, Integrity, Friendship, Positive Attitude, Perseverance, Love, Affection, Caring, Sharing, Respect for fellow human beings….and so much more.
With rollicking adventure they do find the Unicorn but no treasure! However, in the later part they do find the treasure in an unexpected place.
With the usual humour, Tintin and Captain make a great team. Professor Calculus endears himself to us and we can never tire of Thomson and Thompson’s stupidity. With beautiful art work, this album to, is a keeper like all others.
And at least, my reading slump disappeared for a while!
Follow Friday, is hosted by ParaJunkee, Book Blogger Hop, is hosted by Jennifer (Crazy-For-Books), and
Follow Friday 40 and over is hosted by Java
ParaJunkee asks: How long have you been book blogging??
I have been book blogging since 2006. It has been more than four years now.
Do feel to explore my blog. You will definitely find something that interests you as I read wide range of genres, except maybe for a few. I also write poetry. You can read that on my other blog, rooted. Now go, free to explore both of my blogs! And follow them, if you like!! I follow blogs I like via Google Reader…
Who would you rather borrow from? Your library? Or a Friend? (Or don’t your friends trust you to return their books? And, DO you return books you borrow?
I can borrow from anywhere..friends or/and library. And I do make it a point to return borrowed books. My friends do trust me in that regard!!
But nowadays, I end up buying books. And hoarding them for a while before I give those away!
Is there such a thing as literary non-fiction? If so, how do you define it? Examples?
I would say yes, for the existence of literary non-fiction. It can broadly defined as creative nonfiction, literary journalism, and of course, the literature of fact. It is that branch of writing which makes use of writing style and creative vision that are connected with with fiction or poetry. That technique is employed to describe or report about actual people, places, or events. I think travelogues, autobiographies, biographies, memoirs, essays fall into the category. I also think scientific books too can be taken as literary non-fiction. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a true account which reads like a novel. The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol 1-3 along George Bernard Shaw’s essay collection, Naom Chomsky’s writings are few examples…
The path home was overrun with weeds and hanging vines. Norman hiked through the mess as best as he could, slapping the mosquito against his neck as he tried to keep his fishing pole from tangling in the park’s tall grass.
“Connor is dead— really dead! God help me, I saw his body! And his room was smashed up.”
Police sergeant Merryll Manning is on vacation on an island in the Florida Keys for a Murder Mystery weekend. The plan is to solve the mystery and win a cash prize of $5,000.00. Easier said than done. Merry has his teenage-looking girlfriend Susan Ford along for the trip. Susan isn’t above using her sexuality to keep Merryll flustered and under her thumb.
Lately I find that I am unable to leave comments on those blogger blogs with embedded comment boxes. Either it takes too long to load or it doesn’t open at all. And even if I comment, typing those word verification takes a lot of my time. To leave a comment, I have to click three or more times.
I don’t see any point wasting so much of a comment-ers time. If you want others to visit you and leave comments, make it user friendly. If not then, I suppose that is your loss. Because I am not going to waste my time clicking again and again….to leave a comment.
I have the same issue with intensedebate and such likes. I dislike typing my email each time I comment and then that captcha verification….
Thought I would say it here again although I did a post about this a few months back.