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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing.

Currently reading

Original Magic: The Rituals and Initiations of the Persian Magi
Flowers, Stephen E., Ph.D.
Progress: 63/192pages
A Duty to the Dead
Charles Todd
Progress: 53%
The Goblins of Bellwater
Molly Ringle
Progress: 34%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 40%
Lava Storm In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories) (Volume 1)
Paul D. Scavitto, Sharon Willett, Stephanie Baskerville, Robert Tozer, Shae Hamrick, Christian W. Freed, Rebecca Lacy, Douglas G. Clarke, Mike Boggia, Sylvia Stein, Gail Harkins, Glenda Reynolds, Lynette White, Randy Dutton, Joyce Shaughnessy, Amos Andrew Parker, Laura S
Progress: 59%

Wow. My first reviews!

No I haven't written a book.


I've started a class at Futurelearn called Start Writing Fiction.


Like many readers, I have a secret desire to write (don't tell anybody), but have never shared anything publicly. Then we had an assignment and I wrote a snippet to start off a story, inspired by a phrase I said on a message here on Booklikes. Part of the assignment is to review three samples from other students.


I've had two reviews on mine so far and they glowed!


Now I'm not going to get terribly excited. These are other students who will be well disposed to any fellow students taking the course. But it's a nice feeling. They had nothing but good things to say and wanted to read more. :)