Tuesday, November 12, 2013

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday


I haven't done a 'First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday' for a long time! This is a feature hosted by 'Bibliophile By The Sea' , where bloggers post the first paragraph of a book they are currently reading or want to read in future.

Here is the first paragraph of 'Atonement' by Ian McEwan. Having seen the film with the lovely James McAvoy, I was interested to compare the film with the book:


'The play- for which Briony had designed the posters, programmes and tickets, constructed the sales booth out of a folding screen tipped on its side, and lined the collection box in red crêpe paper- was written by her in a two-day tempest of composition, causing her to miss a breakfast and a lunch. When the preparations were complete, she had nothing to do but contemplate her finished draft and wait for the appearance of her cousins from the distant north.'

Would you read on?



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday


Hello! Remember me? I'm not going to apologise for the lack blogging, as that's all I seem to do when I write a new post. I just thought I would pop by to say hello and let you know that I haven't abandoned you. In fact, I feel in the mood for blogging again, starting with a review of 'Doctor Sleep' the latest novel from one of my favourite authors, Stephen King. For now though, I thought I would share with you this photo of an Oil painting I have just completed.