Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Julaina's First Contest For You to Enter

Books are boats on the River of Time. Some volumes survive while others vanish.

These sentences are a brief summary from a paragraph in a novel. Name the novel and the page number in the hardbound edition.

The first person to blog the answer here wins a writer's gift basket that includes a book, of course, and other "tools" writers can use.

There's no time limit on this contest. I'm patient. I'll wait for the winner's answer.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Page Turners

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay and The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown are two page turners that have held my attention these last couple of weeks. I couldn't put them down long enough to blog!

Since I'm only half way through Dan Brown's fascinating book, I'm ready for the next chapter right now. Back to blogging after I finish the book.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Chapters Alternating Historical Times

SARAH'S KEY by Tatiana De Rosnay takes place in Paris with alternating chapters in 1942 and 2006. The character in 2006 is researching the Paris Roundup of Jews in July 1942, and it looks like a character from that 1942 event might be a connection to someone she is close to in 2006. The book is a page turner. I find I'm reading it more than I'm working on my novel. Hmmm.