Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels (Aug. 6th Delayed)

HEY EVERYONE. I’ve just returned home from a week long medical course as part of my EMS volunteer work… and in four hours I leave for the airport and a two week trip in the US – THREE STATES. I’m dead tired and dead happy. I also owe y’all a post and so here I go. I’ll try and keep up my posting as much as possible while I’m away, even if I’ll have to keep it short.

Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels

Today’s topic, brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels. This one’s an interesting one because when I was younger I hated reading short books and I loved series because that way I got to have the character for longer, as oppsoed to these days when I fear long books and stick to smaller, sequel-less novels. I’m not sure I can answer this very well because sometimes I want a sequel but on the other hand I feel as if there’s a reason the story ends and it doesn’t have to go on. I can think of a million characters I wish I could meet again in new stories and situations but if I try and imagine a continuance to their novels it seems off. I can’t really answer this because in all honesty I don’t know what to write. For example, I love Harry Potter but I can’t imagine it going on any longer than it already has. There’s a reason books end where they do, and I can’t really see them continue further. I think the only exception to this rule is Douglas Adams’s Hitchiker’s Guide series because with him it’s less about the characters – or even the plot for that matter – and more about the writing style. So yeah. My biggest cheat yet. I’m not even answering. Well, I am. But in my way. You get my point?

 

The Paperbook Collective IS HERE

Dunno if y’all remember, but lately I’ve been mentioning in many posts a certain magazine being released on August 1st. Well… it’s here! Jayde-Ashe @ The Paperbook Blog has completed and published the first issue of The Paperbook Collective!

For quite a while this lovely lady has been collecting submissions from people all around the globe – poetry, book reviews, photography, etc. I was lucky enough to have Jayde put something of mine in the very first edition. It’s a piece titled “Book Murder,” and due to her request for submissions that have not yet been published anywhere else I’ve had to wait until I could show you guys what I’d written. 

Well, now you can go check it out for yourself! The magazine is up online and has a downloadable PDF version you can even print for yourself and maybe for friends and family as well! Spread the word! So much work has been put into this project, and I’m so happy to be a part of it! There’s some great work from so many talented people in there! There’s also a Contributors page at the end so you can go check out the links of the people whose work you especially liked.

The PDF version can be found here.

The online version, published through ISSUU, can be found here.

Thank you so much to Jayde for letting me contribute to this. I don’t think I can thank you enough. You should all go check out the new magazine and maybe even consider submitting for the next issues!

Enjoy!