We’re officially past the halfway mark of the ‘12 Meses, 12 Libros‘ challenge, and I’m pleased to say I’ve stayed more or less on schedule, which I honestly did not expect to be able to do. Do yourselves a favour, and pick up a copy here. This month’s theme was reading a book based on …
As you’ll recall from my 6 previous Reading Nook posts, I’m doing the ’12 Meses, 12 Libros’ Challenge. This month’s topic was a book from a genre I’d never read before, I chose travel, and went with the #1 recommendation from people who have opinions: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.
Well, we’re humming right along, aren’t we? April is finished, and with it, my fourth book of the year, bang on schedule. Last month, I read Touch the Dark, by Karen Chance, as recommended by a friend, for the April theme of ‘a borrowed book.’ Here’s how it went:
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Treasure Island is a classic for a reason. It has so much: high seas adventure, salty sailor talk, sailing ship vocabulary, a desert island, buried treasure, even a talking parrot. SO MANY pirate story tropes come from this book, the creativity boggles the mind. You all know Long John Silver already, the sea cook with the peg leg who is charismatic, charming, and treacherous. There’s also the good doctor, the hot-headed country squire, and the innocent widowed-innkeeper’s-son-turned-cabin-boy-in-search-of-adventure, Jim Hawkins.
So I did a post about National Novel Writing Month in November. If that sounds a little intense for you, you might want to try Camp NaNoWriMo first, just to get your feet wet.
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My review of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
For my 12 Months 12 Books Challenge, I began with The Rook to fulfill, ‘A book you have, but haven’t read.’ Caution: SPOILERS
I recently launched my Patreon account, so I thought this would be a good time to explain and explore what Patreon is, what I plan to do with it, and how you can help.