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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

Captives of the Flame (The Fall of the Towers, #1)
Samuel R. Delany
Progress: 16%
Dark Carnival
Nancy K. Duplechain
Progress: 62%
About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution (Penguin Science)
Paul Davies
Progress: 65/285pages
The Grand Phantom
Harold Cloninger
The Toy Makers
Robert Dinsdale
Progress: 2%
Devil's Day
Andrew Michael Hurley
Progress: 34%
Fools and Mortals
Bernard Cornwell
Progress: 80%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 48%

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. :)