Tagged: group read

dragons path

The dragon’s path by

Book one of The Dagger and the Coin Read because of Carl’s Group Read The prologue of The dragon’s path hints at an ancient evil, at the end of the world, but for the rest of the book that fact gets...

The little stranger - Sarah Waters

The Little Stranger by

Read for this year’s RIP event. Part of The Estella Society’s readalong, although a much delayed addition. The story opens with a happy scene at Hundreds Hall, our narrator is remembering how grand the house was. How impressive it was to...

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Neverwhere (group read part 3)

For this, the final part of the group read, Carl wanted us to share our to share our thoughts in a more general way rather than ask for answer any specific questions. I really enjoyed my read, although I didn’t participate...

Neverwhere

Neverwhere (group read part 2) by

I may have been late last week, but for part 2 I’m all caught up. This week’s read covers chapters 6 through 12, so there will be spoilers. Chapter 6 begins with Richard chanting the mantra, “I want to go home”....

Neverwhere

Neverwhere (group read part 1) by

As is my norm for these group reads I am behind schedule. I should have been posting this on Monday, but here I am, typing away on a Thursday. Nevertheless, I shall press on :) Better late than never, isn’t that...

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

The Lantern (group read, week 3) by

This is the final week of our group read of The Lantern, and it was a really good experience. First off because I don’t think I would have read this one without the group prompting me to. And Secondly because I...

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

The Lantern (group read, week 1) by

When Carl first mentioned this group read I said I wouldn’t join in. I’m still on a no buying books kick so I knew I’d have to get it from the library. And we only got two copies and I thought...

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Fragile things week 3 by

This is just a round-up post of my thoughts after week three of the Fragile things read. As with any short story collection some of the stories worked for me, and other didn’t. I tend to like the more traditional stories,...

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Other people (Fragile Things week 3) by

Spoilers below Hell is other people, so the saying goes. But in this story hell is pain and the life you’ve lived. Other people is another short short story. Just a couple of pages, so I won’t be writing much about...

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Bitter grounds (Fragile things week 3) by

Spoilers ahead! What makes you want to abandon your life? To chuck it all and just leave? In Bitter grounds we are never told exactly why the narrator leaves his home, but it certainly has something to do with a woman....