Wednesday, December 2, 2020

IWSG Wednesday

 


The first Wednesday of every month is officially IWSG day. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.

Thanks, as always, to Alex Cavanaugh, founder and Ninja Captain extraordinaire and our awesome co-hosts.

The IWSG monthly question can be found under the IWSG Sign-up tab on the Insecure Writer's Support Group Blog.  Remember it’s optional.

December 2 question – Are there months or time of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?  Not really. What about you?

 

AND…

 

November/December Reviews in no particular order.


QUEST AND ADVENTURES by Judy and Keith

This is a lovely book for young people. There are a wide variety of tales including a journey undertaken by a colony of ants, talking earthworms, and my particular favorite, a young girl trying to break into the all male world of wizards. The stories are a nice length that can be read to a little one or read by young readers. And the authors weave educational facts in with the magic.

A very enjoyable read.

Available at Amazon

 

 

                     

EMOTIONAL TRUTHS of RELATIONSHIPS by Balroop Singh

As humans our emotions are all over the boards. We love. We hate. We're happy.
We're sad. We're angry. We're ecstatic. Some of these responses make us feel good, others bad. This book breaks down our emotions  and shows different ways to turn the negative into a positive. 

Available at Amazon  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE AWAY PLACE by Susanne Marie Knight

Who would expect to encounter magic, especially in the form of the east and north winds?  But that's what happens when Marta Jordan decides to end it all after a series of tragic events leaves her bereft of hope. Not only do the delightful winds--Sola and Quill--intervene, they introduce sexy Joe Noble into her life, who's dealing with his own set of issues. After that the magic begins.

This charming tale deftly combines love and magic in a modern-day fairy tale.  

Available at Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTERPART by Haley Stone Last Resistance Book 2

If you like tense dystopian YA/NA is this series is a fascinating one. The heroine is a clone of a resistance leader now dead. Rhona Long has the memories, loves and fear of the original Rhona Long. She must lead the resistance against the machines and deal with her feelings for the man that the original Rhona loved.

Available at Amazon

 



 

 

43 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for the book suggestions! Have a great day, Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you for fueling my bookie lust. Again.
That last is so very true, and not as simple as it sounds.

nashvillecats2 said...

Seems like good books about on here Sandra. Loved the quote at the end.

Yvonne.

Hot guys said...

I write less these days but, I hope actual writers don't have any blocks.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I write whenever. Mostly whenever I'm not doing DLP stuff, which is few and far between.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the book reviews. I always like to see what other writers are reading.

Pat Garcia said...

Hi,
I love the quote, You must write your first draft with your heart and rewrite with your head, That is so true, and I would add, And be prepared to rewrite it over and over until it receives life.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a safe passage into 2021.

Shalom aleichem,
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are so good at supporting other writers. LOVE that quote at the end, too. That's how I write and edit a lot of my blog posts, too.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandra - I'm sure writing is like that ... write with your heart, then evaluate with your head. Take care and stay safe - Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like that saying.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Thanks for the book suggestions.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance.

Chrys Fey said...

You did more reading than I did last month. Thanks for the recommendations!

D.L. Finn said...

Great reviews, Sandra. You've read some good books:) I didn't have Balroop's book on my TBR list, so I added it. Xo

Sandra Cox said...

And you, my friend.

Sandra Cox said...

As if your book lust needs fueling. Heh.
Innit the truth.

Balroop Singh said...

Nice reviews! Thank you so much Sandra for reviewing Emotional Truths. Often they are brushed aside in the race to success. :) Have a wonderful and safe holiday season.

Jeanie said...

I'm so behind in reading! And writing! But thanks for a good list!

Jacqui Murray said...

This is why I love you Sandra. That answer--"Not really". Pithy, concise, respect for your readers time. Yes! I agree!

cleemckenzie said...

Thanks for the reviews, Sandra. And I loved that Mike Rich quote. So perfect.

Sandra Cox said...

Oh good:)
xo

Sandra Cox said...

Lots of talented buds out there, isn't there? Yourself included.

Sandra Cox said...

You just keep your feet up and concentrate on feeling better.

Sandra Cox said...

No blocks would be a lovely thing, wouldn't it?

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing!

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Elizabeth:) Like the craft community, we all support each other.
That is a good quote isn't it? And your posts reflect head and heart:)

Sandra Cox said...

Challenging for sure:)
Take special care, Hil.

Sandra Cox said...

I'm sure it is few and far between. You are one busy lady.

Sandra Cox said...

You might like The Last Resistance series, Natalie.

Sandra Cox said...

Oh I hear ya on that. My over and over again comes in when I'm tightening up.
And safe and happy holidays to you, Pat.

Sandra Cox said...

Wise words.

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la recomendación. Yo por lo general soy regular en escribir trato de hacerlo siempre. Si lo haces como rutina y por lo menos tratas de escribir una hora diaria te vuelves productiva así tengas que repetir algunos párrafos cuando corrijas todo. Te mando un beso

Pat Hatt said...

You said yours a lot less wordy than me lol not really indeed.

Janie Junebug said...

So true about writing with your heart and rewriting with your head.

Love,
Janie

Andrew said...

The last photo with the writing suggestion works for me, who writes late at night when I am at my most creative and then fix it all up in the morning. Well, I do that sometimes.

Sandra Cox said...

Pithy...I like it! :)

Sandra Cox said...

My pleasure, Lee:)

Sandra Cox said...

My pleasure, Christine.

Sandra Cox said...

Good on you for writing regularly, J.P.

Sandra Cox said...

Heh.

Sandra Cox said...

Yes:)

Sandra Cox said...

Sometimes. Heh. I like it:)

Birgit said...

I like your succinct response and I think it just depends on how you feel. Congrats to all the authors coming out with books and love that quote.

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks for the book suggestions Sandra and I love that saying! Big Hugs!