Kurt Vonnegut’s Eight Rules for Writing a Short Story

Originally posted on irevuo:
Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential writers of this century, passed down a simple list of rules for writing a short story, though I think they can be applied to longer narratives as well. He did say that Flannery O’Connor broke all his rules except the first and that great…

Coffee Shop Girl: Chris Waddington

  Genre: Romantic Fiction, Contemporary Romance(Explicit) Rating: 4/5 To be honest, I was very skeptical about going forward with my reading. What drew me towards the book was the title and the cover. One word is apt for both: alluring. This book is not your run of the mill love story, where two people meet,Continue reading “Coffee Shop Girl: Chris Waddington”

April: Poetry Month 2019

April is celebrated as the National Poetry Month in all schools worldwide. So I thought what a better way to bring children closer to books than Poetry Month.  I organized the ‘Book Spine Poetry Contest’ for students of grade X. It was celebrated with a bang. The students had a fun time writing poems basedContinue reading “April: Poetry Month 2019”

Tale of The Winter Lands: J.D. Bass

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. My views are not influenced or have any bias for the writer or publisher. Don’t be mislead by the title. I picked up the book thinking that it must a collection of short stories about winter and its many wonders. The book,Continue reading “Tale of The Winter Lands: J.D. Bass”

Beneath the surface: B.K. Stubblefield

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. My views are not influenced or have any bias for the writer or publisher. Over the years I have read many books. It’s a rarity that a book takes me through varied emotions, leaving me exhausted yet happy at the end. ThisContinue reading “Beneath the surface: B.K. Stubblefield”

The Awakening:Johannie Paradon

  I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. My views are not influenced or have any bias for the writer or publisher. The title alluded to me as it sounded fascinating and inviting. This is the first time I read a book in the paranormal genre. I was disappointedContinue reading “The Awakening:Johannie Paradon”

Prince Charming: Harma Mae-Smit

  GENRE: Fantasy, Retelling, Short Stories, Romance My Rating: 4/5 I ask to be pardoned by all feminist readers to forgive my liking for this particular fairy tale. Unlike other tales, the female protagonist, Cinderella is not a damsel in distress. She is rather shown as a girl with a lot of patience, endurance, positivismContinue reading “Prince Charming: Harma Mae-Smit”

No Fences In Alaska: Glen Sobey

First of all, I would like to give heartfelt thanks to Glen Sobey for providing me with a digital review copy to read this book. My review is honest, unbiased, and voluntary. Having previously read the first book by glen, ‘War Blog’, I was keenly waiting for his next book. Never in my wildest dreamsContinue reading “No Fences In Alaska: Glen Sobey”

Melvil Dewey dropped: Shocking answers

In a shocking update, it has come to notice of librarians across the globe that in June, the American Library Association had decided to remove the name of Melvil Dewey from one of its top leadership honors: the Melvil Dewey Medal. Those in the field of Library and Information Science are familiar with the nameContinue reading “Melvil Dewey dropped: Shocking answers”

War Blog: Glen Sobey

First of all, I would like to give heartfelt thanks to Glen Sobey for providing me with a digital review copy to read this book. My review is honest, unbiased, and voluntary. Having previously read the first book by glen, ‘War Blog’, I was keenly waiting for his next book. Never in my wildest dreamsContinue reading “War Blog: Glen Sobey”