Welcome to the annual A to Z Challenge.
My theme: showcasing bloggers books, novellas, short story collections, poetry collections and some non-fiction books. The letters of the alphabet will correspond with the book title. I’ll be posting a link to my review of each book. I also have two questions for the author, just to spice things up a little.
Hopefully, visitors to my blog will be able to increase their reading lists and also get ideas for their wish lists.
A Change Of Mind And Other Stories by Nick Wilford. Read my review HERE.
Genre/Category: Speculative fiction collection that puts an intriguing twist on everyday realities.
The book character you want to have coffee with is: That’s a tough one. So many to pick from! I think Gandalf would be an interesting character to share tea with (I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but I hear the Middle-Earth tea is very good). I’d be hoping to pick up some real wisdom, and I also appreciate his healthy level of snark.
What would you name the autobiography of your life? Another toughie! So much of my life has been informed by being an Englishman who moved to Scotland at the young age of 22. It’s not the other side of the world or anything, but there are so many cultural differences that it’s shaped who I am in a big way. I’d want to pick something to reflect that, a Scottish word, and I think “Glaikit” is a good one. According to Urban Dictionary, it means “stupid, foolish, not very bright, thoughtless, vacant”. That might not sound like it’s selling myself very well, but my thinking is that most people wouldn’t be familiar with the word on a wider scale and would be intrigued to find out more. Then, they’d want to know why I named my autobiography that! I think it reflects my general bewilderment at life, as my wife often describes my expression as “glaikit” when encountering something unfamiliar or baffling. I don’t think I’m thoughtless, though; I might look glaikit, but there’s more going on below the surface as I try to decipher my existence. So the title would be ironic in a sense. Whew, sorry for this long-winded answer.
A Shot In The Light by Hart Johnson. Read my review HERE.
Genre/Category: Flu conspiracy thriller or near future dystopia.
The book character you want to have coffee with is: From my book? I’d go with Theo… there would definitely be cocktails involved and he’s hot. But if we are going with ANY book character, I would go with Tyrion Lannister. There would also be wine involved here… I am sensing a pattern… but he is smart, analytical and funny. We could probably manage world domination.
What would you name the autobiography of your life? Naked: Unless you can be a llama, but otherwise be naked.
Alligators Overhead by C.Lee Mackenzie. Read my review HERE.
Genre/Category: Middle grade fantasy/adventure story.
The book character you want to have coffee with is: The character I’d want to have coffee with is Harriet. She’s got some stories to tell. The witchy kind.
What would you name the autobiography of your life? I’d steal a song title and use it as my title. My Way.
One lucky winner will receive an e-book of A Change Of Mind And Other Stories. The second lucky winner will receive a copy of A Shot In The Light – choose from either a hardcopy of the first in the trilogy OR an e-copy of the whole set. The third lucky winner will receive an e-book of Alligators Overhead. Please leave an e-mail address after your comment by Thursday 07th April, if you wish to to be entered in the giveaway. Winners will be announced on Friday 08th April.
Do you know these authors? Every day people undergo cosmetic procedures to alter/enhance physical aspects of their bodies. Would you ever consider a medical procedure to alter an unwanted personality trait? If the title of your autobiography included an animal, what would it be? Who is the book character/real life character you want to have coffee with? Which song title would you use for your autobiography?