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Top 10 brothers and sisters in fiction by Sarah Ward/ The Guardian

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Sarah Ward says:

The following books represent the best portrayals I know of these distinctive relationships. They focus not only on the blood ties between the characters but also throw a spotlight on how children are regarded by their society. The novels show that habits formed in our early years can shape all subsequent relationships – and how powerful a childhood bond is when viewed from an adult perspective.

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You can now spend the night in the world’s first library hotel/By Sarah Biddlecombe

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OH MY GOODNESS, OH MY GOODNESS, OH MY GOODNESS!

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“Any bookworm worth their salt will be familiar with the nightly dilemma of needing to go to sleep, but also really needing to read just one more page/chapter/the rest of a good book.

If this sounds like you, then get ready to absolve your guilt around your reading addiction and chuck out the idea of sleep altogether with a stay at the world’s first ever library hotel.

Situated in Tokyo, the Book And Bed hotel is a veritable book-lovers dream, with wooden shelves crammed full of books interspersed with cosy bed nooks and private lamps to let you keep reading long into the night.”

Photo and Article by Stylist Books

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Top 5 Wednesday/ Excited For New Releases?

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The ninth day of the eighth month of the year two thousand and sixteen presents me with a reading challenge:  “Authors you are waiting for another book from” Top 5 Wednesday

Immediately  my favourite author comes to mind but she is unfortunately among the permanently resting. I tried another author who is not a favourite but whose brilliant mind amazes but he is also not among the living.

There are living whose work I admire but at the present moment I am not eagerly bubbled over waiting for any new release. 

What does my reading taste say about me?

Books With Hard Topics/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday looks at books with “hard topics” such as violence, sexual assault, mental illness etc. In others words books which made you pause in disgust or wary mode and not the flattering “awww.”

Let us dive into it:

1.The King’s Daughter by Barbara Kyle

A rape scene that  made me turn to the other page because I could not finish reading  the page of the leading lady, Isabel. To make matters worst it was the beginning of her downhill battle.

2. Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes

Penny is a woman in a domestic abusive relationship who is hanging on by a thin thread for her life and sanity. She is pregnant…

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Prompt Storm 15: Goodbye

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Writing Prompt

“All good thing comes to an end,” I have heard so many times in my lifetime.

It rings true once again because at week 16, Prompt Stomp has ended. I feel sad because it is one of the reasons I log in to WordPress on the weekend. To prepare two prompts for Mondays, one of which is Prompt Stomp.

This prompt stood put to me because I joined early, at its third week. In addition, it made me feel like I belong especially because the host (Megan) made me feel that way. I was happy to post every week and I was eager to read what others wrote or captured in photographs especially if the theme tickled me.I think my favourite Prompt Stomp to read was the Light In Our Life with so many lovely photos especially sunrise and sunset. However, my favourite Prompt Stomp to write was about love, that theme covered two weeks.

Prompt Stomp challenged me to write about certain aspects of my life that I was pen shy prior. I felt I overcame it a bit during the Love themes week. Now one section of my WordPress therapy is going, gone.If you are now coming across Prompt Stomp, I leave you with this link to all the weekly topics and responses.

Goodbye Prompt Stomp. 😦

Some Tips For Reading Blogs

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Reading

 

You may wonder who is that crazy person who wants to give people tips on reading. It’s only me, your weird blogging friend Noirfifre, haha. I want to share with you some manoeuvres I use to make the most of reading on a platform hosting millions of bloggers. Isn’t that just down right crazy and exciting at the same time. Since, I dip my toes into blog reading both on Blogger and WordPress around 2009/2010, I learned some tricks. It was through reading that I became attracted to WordPress.

 

1. Subscribe to blogs that carry topics which interests you, you do not have to “follow” another simply because that blog showed an interest in your blog. Now I am not saying you if you have a regular reader/commentator on your blog, you should not go over to their world from time to time. Who knows you may come across some posts address in a special  way which piques your radar to a new delight. However, when you do reciprocate subscribe just for the sake of it, you will open your Reader to topics of no appeal to you. What would WordPress feel like then? Yes, I subscribed  to a few bloggers who are not subscribed to me and that is fine. For example, I read regularly of  bloggers quest in conquering the world through travelling. Shoot, I live vicariously through them because I love seeing photos and reading tales of gorgeous sites and extraordinary natural creation. However, my blog has no major interest to these persons because I am not a world traveller and certainly think thrice about experimenting with unfamiliar food.

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The Author A- Z Tag

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Book Tags

I came across this tag from one of my two favourite Booktubers, Jen Campbell. It is a simple tag, just name an author for each letter of the alphabet.

Let us dive into it:

Jane Austen , Persuasion

Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

Julie Campbell, The Secret of the Mansion

Charles Dickens, Great Expectation

Dave Eggers, The Circle

Amanda Forester, A Wedding In Springtime

Philippa Gregory, The Boleyn Inheritance

Patricia Hermes, My Girl

Rachael Irving, Jamaican Gold: Jamaican Sprinters

Brenda Jackson, Stone Cold Surrender

Lynnette Kraft, Ingrid

Charlotte Lamb, Walking in Darkness

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Series Read 2016/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello people, it is another Wednesday in the life of Top 5 Wednesday book meme. This week we dive into series reading, so  dear readers (like myself) get a chance to think about the books in series we want to start reading. I am into Historical Fiction, Period Novels, Romance , some thrillers and Mystery. So I will share the 5 series that I really want to read in those genres.

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What Makes You Feel Good?

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I want to focus on a feel good awesomeness, something to spread the pleasantries all around. We cannot let the bad win all the time, we have to light up the internet and specifically WordPress [since it our internet home]. You know that Pharrell song which hopefully makes everyone smile or the Smile song by Kirk Franklin which uplifts my spirit. We are coming from the weekend and I thought why not share some of the things which makes me feel good.

1.Sleep

Yessssssss, one of the times I feel the greatest is when I wake from a beautiful comforting sleep especially waking before my alarm from a lovely dream. I have not come across  much  better than sleep.

2. Cold Shower

I thank you Lord for water, I thank you for cold water in particular especially after a hot day. It makes me feel alive, fresh and I always do a twirl around my room :). Honestly I feel privilege for that experience everyday especially when I see documentaries of people with no water,it breaks my heart.

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