“I am the product of . . . endless books.” – C. S. Lewis People ask us all the time how we ended up becoming writers. Our response is that we were voracious (and discerning) readers from an early age, and from there it is only a short step between being a reader to becoming a writer. All writers are, indeed, “the products of endless books.” Continue reading Quote of the Month–April 2015
Once Upon a Time is now on its fifth installment–or sixth, if you are counting the special Christmas episode! The Woman Who Remembered The Mother By Cate McDermott Princess Esther peered cautiously around the trunk of a thick, leafless old oak tree, and then hastily ducked back behind its cover, and consulted the piece of much-worn parchment she held in her hand. “This should be … Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Episode Five
For the month of March, The Sibling Writery is continuing on in the vein of thrilling, suspenseful reads for “Reading and Refreshments,” though in a somewhat different genre from last month’s spy novel, The Thiry-nine Steps. We have now moved on to Dorothy L. Sayers marvellous murder mystery series, featuring that celebrated gentleman amateur sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey! “It’s a hobby to me, you see … Continue reading Whose Body?
“The only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.” – Samuel Johnson One of the best and most succinct summaries on the purpose of books, with which we wholeheartedly agree. A book must either amuse or instruct the reader, but it should never, on any account, bore or depress! Continue reading Quote of the Month–March 2015
As February is the shortest month, we picked a fairly brief (only 150 pages) novel for this month’s Reading and Refreshments: John Buchan’s classic spy thriller, The Thirty-Nine Steps, which relates the tale of an averted German invasion just before the outbreak of World War I. And what excitement Buchan packed into those 150 pages! I think it is safe to say that this is the most spine-tingling page-turner … Continue reading The 39 Steps