Slightly different post today, though still book-related – just not a published book! I wanted to post the first properly edited part of the children’s/YA adventure book I’m currently working on. I’m still working out some kinks but hoped that you guys might like to have a read and give me some advice. I’m not afraid of criticism, so don’t hold back!
Also, I’d like to see if this makes people want to read on and find out what happens next, so I decided against a plot summary on here.
A massive thank you to Katie at katiesjumbledthoughts for nominating me!
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1. Why did you start a blog in the first place?
Well, basically I have no friends. Or, I do, but they all live far away and there’s not that many of them that I can talk to about books. I started a blog so I’d have an outlet for all those times that I just have to tell someone how a book made me feel.
War Horse is written from the point-of-view of a young colt, Joey, who is bought by a drunkard farmer at auction. The farmer’s son, Albert, takes a shine to Joey and promises to raise him himself. The story is as much about their bond as it is about the horrors of war, when Joey is sold to the army and goes off to be a cavalry horse.
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I was irresistibly reminded of Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty while reading this, not because they’re both about horses, but because of the way the story follows Joey being taken in by different owners, some kind, some not-so-kind. The general message behind both of these novels is that humans should pay more attention to the way they treat their fellow creatures.
Thank you so much to Bookshelves and Biros for nominating me for this award! Go check out her blog!
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Happy Sunday! For me, Sunday is the day to laze about, so it’s the perfect time to read illustrated books because generally they are quite big and hard to hold up – and on Sundays, I stay in bed basically all day. It’s a lot easier to read big books in bed because you can just lay them flat next to you.
Does that make sense? OK, let’s move on to my collection of illustrated books!
This awesome tag was created by icebreaker694. I haven’t been tagged for this but decided to do it anyway!
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So I’m not allowed to buy books.
This is a rule I’ve imposed on myself since I realised I have more books on my shelves that I haven’t read than ones I have. That is a strong suggestion that I probably don’t need any more books.
But I WANT more books!!!