Month: January 2015

Joyland by Stephen King – REVIEW

The story of Joyland is set in 1973. Devin Jones (a university student) takes a summer job at Joyland, an amusement park in North Carolina. After finishing his interview at the amusement park he has a conversation with the park’s fortuneteller. She tells him that during his time at Joyland he will meet two children. A girl with a red hat…

Je Suis Charlie – Poem

I am Charlie And Charlie is me One of many that work to teach The very importance of freedom of speech Freedom forces one to be brave Refusing to ever be enslaved By fear of irrational threats From extremists who owns no regrets Bravery can be scary in a world of anger Where fighters of freedom remain despite the danger…

My True Love Gave To Me – REVIEW

My True Love Gave To Me is a collection of short stories by twelve different authors that have a winter romance theme to them. Let’s start of by mentioning all of the authors of this book: Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor…

Writebrain Day 5 – The Song of the Ocean

The Song of the Ocean The ship sails into the sunset and from a distance it looks like the red sun devours the ship. Surrounded by the colored light stands a little girl singing a lullaby to the salty wind. Everyone else are downstairs eating, but the strawberry blonde tiny beauty had a promise she could not break. As the…

Exercise For The Writing Brain

I don’t have many new years resolutions (a post on them will be up soon) but one of them sounds simple, but can be surprisingly difficult. I’m going to write more consistently. Sounds easy enough, right? But most writers struggle with consistency from time to time. I’ve found writing exercises to be very helpful when in need of a little…

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – REVIEW

The Bone Season is the debut novel from British author Samantha Shannon. It is a dystopian fantasy novel set in England in the year 2059. The mane character is Paige Mahoney, an Irish clairvoyant with a rare gift. She is what they call a dreamwalker. A dreamwalker has the ability to walk in and out of the minds of other…