Frustration: [Definition - one of the key causes of STRESS. It arises when one's ability to read a book series... IS IMPEDED BY THE FABULOUS PAGE TURNING EXTRAVAGANZA... not being written yet] Fellow Readers, Page turners and Speed Readers, this post is for you all. We have all been there, we have all finished a … Continue reading B|t|B : The True Story Of Cliffhanger Fustration
Hello my fellow page turners and wordsmiths, Now most of us love books, but even us book lovers are finding the opportunity to read even in our current Lockdown culture can be a challenge. Therefore audio-books, are a convenient alternative to the old fashion ink and paper reading. You can listen to the latest best … Continue reading B|t|B : Do you listen to audio-books? & Why or why not?
Hello my fellow page turners and wordsmiths, I am aware that this is probably a bit of a controversial stance, but, I really don’t like a lot of his plays. I have always struggled with the language of classics and Shakespeare is at the pinnacle of my struggle. The language used can be very confusing, … Continue reading B|t|B : What’s your opinion of Shakespeare? Genius? Overrated? Confusing?
A couple of weeks ago I came across a blog post by Trang Via Bookidote that discussed this very issue, and after reading it I was relieved to discover that I was not the only one with this kind of mentality towards literature, and for pretty much the same reason! 6 or so years ago … Continue reading B|t|B – Why my Philosophy on DNF books changed.
Hello my fellow wordsmiths and page turners, Where its always been rude to shout the twist ending at someone on their way to the movie, or while standing in a queue waiting for the latest HP novel (Yes, that's an old reference but its still relevant). The idea of 'Spoilers" and the way we discuss … Continue reading B|t|B: How do you feel about spoilers?
Hello my fellow wordsmiths and page turners, I don't believe there is a more poignant quote to sum up the subject of Classics, that that of Mark Twain. “A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.”Mark Twain Classics are considered difficult to read as they have a habit … Continue reading B|t|B: Do you read classics? Why or why not?
Hello my fellow wordsmiths and page turners, Today we are looking at some of my least favourite fantasy tropes that appear in literature. Let me know if you agree with me or if there are others that you feel fit the bill better! A literary trope is the use of figurative language, via word, phrase … Continue reading B|t|B: What are your worst Fantasy Tropes?
Hello my fellow wordsmiths & page turners, Today is national Poetry day, and I must admit it's not really my forte. But thought I would give it a go, and this is what I have to show: Hip, Hip, Hurray,For its National Poetry day,a day to look pretty,and write a little ditty.but make sure it … Continue reading B|t|B: Its National Poetry day!
Hello my fellow wordsmiths and page turners, Today we are having a brief discussion with Gemma Hurley about her creative experiences, achievements and the overall effect that Lockdown has has had on her creative process. So without any further waffle from me lets get right down to the interview! 1, Hi Gemma, can you please … Continue reading B|t|B – The Lockdown Effect – A ‘Host’ of Horrors, an interview with Gemma Hurley
Hello my fellow wordsmiths and page turners, In the day to day of lockdown, with social distancing enforced globally, the only mode of communication is via technology. This has meant a significant rise in the use of video-conferencing sites and software. There are several video conferencing applications available in the market today including: WhatsApp, Zoom … Continue reading B|t|B: The Lockdown Effect – The rise of the Zoomers!