Wednesday, August 9, 2017

worth a thousand words

You can join in on Wordless Wednesday HERE.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

six word stories

Browsing through books,
 judging by covers.

Saturday, August 5, 2017


  A monthly meme that starts with the title of a novel. 
Where you take it in six steps is up to you.
You can join in this month HERE.

 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
 is perhaps, one of the most well known and well loved classics of all time. It really needs no introduction.

 It is no wonder that it has produced many and varied retellings. . . 

1 - Heart Stone by Elle Katherine White
is a wonderful retelling of the story of Pride and Prejudice in which Darcy and his
friends are bonded with dragons in order to fight the monsters that plague the land. Elizabeth
is a healer at a country estate. It is all the romance coupled with fantasy and adventure.

Now, if you like a story about dargons . . . 

2 - Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
is the first of her many novels set in the world of Pern.  It is 
the story how Lessa becomes one of the Dragonriders of Pern;
 men and women who bond with dragons to fight the ravenous thread
 that falls from the sky. 

The same year that Dragonflight was published (1968) so was . . . 

3 - Wind Off the Small Isles by Mary Stewart
is a charming romantic suspense novel set in the Canary Islands. It follows a young 
woman as she gets tangled up in the mystery of what happened to two young lovers nearly 
a century before and why their fate still haunts the house in which she is staying.

If you like a mystery set in an island setting . . .

4 - Death in the Andamans by M. M. Maye
is a a truly British mystery. While visiting an old school friend, 
a young woman is trapped on one of the Andaman islands  
during and after a storm that leaves them cut off from the mainland
 and trapped with a murderer.

Speaking of death in . . . 

5 - Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park
by Lee H. Whittlesey
is a fascinating look at all the many ways people have died within and slightly outside
the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park. Deaths range from murder to maulings to maladies. It is a bit grisly at times but also humorous and 
puzzling in the many and varied stories that are told.

While we are in Wyoming . . . 

6 - Jayhawk by Dorothy M. Keddington
is a sweet romance set on a Wyoming ranch. Angela Stewart is visiting
a friend from school only to get caught up in a web of lies, murder and a 26 year old mystery.
Just a side note: 
I discovered this book because the author was the wife of my Jr. High science teacher
and taught a writing workshop for our English class.