“Oscillation” Poem Published in Visual Verse. — Lucy’s Works (Reblog)

the oscillation from Apollo’s lips bury me, this womb of glass seas, relief—a meronym of death’s faces the last dream…

“Oscillation” Poem Published in Visual Verse. — Lucy’s Works

The value of poetry is underrated in most cultures…

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions (Reblog)

Information Goodreads: Mighty Jack and the Goblin KingSeries: Mighty Jack #2Source: LibraryPublished: 2017 Summary Maddy has been taken by a giant! Now it is up to Jack and Lilly to save her. But, when the two get separated, Jack will have to figure out how to complete his mission on his own. Review Mighty Jack […]

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions

Reading at any age is a good thing. This book looks like a great adventure.

How to Read Shakespeare — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions (Reblog)

Start with a Properly Annotated Edition Annotations are notes that help to explain a text. It may be tempting to read Shakespeare from a free online download or from an inexpensive copy that contains nothing but the text. However, when it comes to older books, sometimes paying more for scholarly notes can really make a […]

How to Read Shakespeare — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions

*Shakespeare is a turn off for some, but those works are a part of our culture.

Book Review by Milly Reynolds — The Poetry of John Clare

Of all the types of poetry, the pastoral theme is probably the most English. Listen to Milly’s take on one of the most important English poets from the midlands, John Clare.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates – #Releases #Reviews #Adventure Audrey Driscoll, #Fantasy D.Wallace Peach, #Mystery Sharon Marchisello — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine (Reblog)

Welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore Author Updates where I share new releases and recent reviews for authors on the shelves. If you are a new author and would like to be included in the cafe please check out the links in this post: Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore FREE author promotion. The first author today […]

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates – #Releases #Reviews #Adventure Audrey Driscoll, #Fantasy D.Wallace Peach, #Mystery Sharon Marchisello — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Reblogged by The Midlode Mercury

Smorgasbord – Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story Chapter Seven- Snow and Favourite Things by Sally Cronin — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine (Reblog)

By special request I am sharing Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story and I hope those of you who have not read his adventures will enjoy… Last time  we had the sadness of new kittens who were not with us very long and it is now time to share some happiness with Sam’s favourite things… Chapter […]

Smorgasbord – Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story Chapter Seven- Snow and Favourite Things by Sally Cronin — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

*What would we do without our animal friends?

10 Popular YA Novels I’ve Never Read — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions (Reblog)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chboksy I’m not entirely even sure what this book is about. I think it’s a coming-of-age story? And they made a movie that looks pretty good starring Emma Watson? I think I’ve never read it because I don’t really know what it is. Anything by Sarah Dessen […]

10 Popular YA Novels I’ve Never Read — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions

*Great piece, perhaps we should all have a go at writing that book…

Book Review – The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

*Milly’s not quite sure about this book, ‘The Mars Room’.

September Book Haul with Milly Reynolds

*Milly Reynolds waxes lyrical about her minimal September book haul.

‘The Unseen Sky’ by Milly Reynolds

When North Norfolk artist Eddie Fowler accepts an invitation from his business partner, Martin Hogg, to visit Venice, he finds that this beautiful, intimate city reawakens long-hidden memories.

He is reminded once again of Martin’s wife, Theresa, a fragile and intuitive artist, who mysteriously disappeared nearly twenty years before.

As he searches for answers to this mystery among the vast landscapes of the North Norfolk coasts and the narrow streets and canal-side cafes of Venice, Theresa’s daughter, Maria, asks him to help her with her own search to discover the secrets of her family’s history; a search that leads to discoveries neither of them expected.

A story about love and sacrifice, about secrets destined to remain hidden.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

*Venice is such a sublime city, wouldn’t it be nice to travel in style…?

‘Scorpion’s Tale’ Detective Liv Harris, by Milly Reynolds

In Scorpion’s Tale, former Inspector Liv Harris, after a series of humiliating demotions, has now moved to a small Midlands town to seek not only a new start in life as a Private Investigator, but also a love life.

Unsure of what she wants, Liv meets a potential partner through a dating website, but while this is wholly unfulfilling from the beginning, quite unexpectedly she finds herself emotionally drawn to Karen, her friendly and very athletic neighbour.

Very soon the two women become virtually inseparable, causing Liv to question her own needs and her own sexuality, especially as she then falls into a physical relationship with a male police colleague from the local force, an old friend of the man she never landed, Jack Sallt.

Confused, she throws herself into the work given to her by her new lover, the perplexing cases of several missing persons who all worked for a local council. Alarmingly her investigations propel her into the warped, violent world of an ex-warrior with several bitter scores to settle.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

*With creative writing, sometimes you need all the support you can get…