The Friday 56 – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.

Friday 561.  Grab a book, any book.
2.  Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3.  Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
4.  Post it. Continue reading

[Book Review] Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Hi all just in case you didn’t know today is the first day of National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and I decided to take up the challenge by posting my thoughts on a few novellas. You can read about my challenge here and see the books I’ll be reading throughout 30 days.

So on to the challenge. Enjoy and I hope you’ll share thoughts, too or I’ve inspired you to read it.

Title: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Author: Richard Bach
Format: Paperback, 98 pages
Genre: Fable, Self Help
ISBN-13: 978-0743278904
Publisher: Scribner, New York
Release Date: 1970

This is not my first tango with Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull. The very first time I read it was as part of my summer reading Continue reading

National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) – Novella Reading Challenge

The ‘official’ National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) begins Sunday, November 1st and I’ve decided to give it a go with a pretty lofty undertaking. I’ll be reading a novella a day and posting my thoughts. 

Top Ten Tuesday, Wednesday’s Lyrics, and The Friday 56 will resume in November, so if you’re interested in participating click on the link to get started.

And remember to stop back by and share your thoughts and feel free to leave some comment love.

The Reading List

  1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly 
  2. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton 
  3. Quicksand by Nella Larsen 
  4. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  5. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 
  6. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 
  7. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach 
  8. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 
  9. The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg 
  10. Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut  Continue reading

Day 2, NaBloPoMo: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

9780525478812_p0_v1_s260x420Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Format: Hardcover, 336
Genre: Young Adult
ISBN-13: 9780525478812
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: January 2012

Why is it on my reading list?

I bought this because my book club was reading it. I started but couldn’t finish it because I was going through my own cancer screenings and it was just a little to close for comfort. During that time all I wanted to do was check out and not be reminded of what of what I was going through.

The bit I did read I really enjoyed. I haven’t had a chance to get back to it for one reason or another, but hopefully soon.