This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
At the end of a hard day, how do you get yourself psyched about writing a book review? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
I cannot motivate myself to write reviews. It is always a struggle. Those books which do not leave any impression are easy to review: I just write down my thoughts and things I do not like. But reviews about books that I loved or hated are more difficult to gather; I am usually full of emotions, and it is difficult to put in any reasonable form to convey my thoughts. So those are the longest to write. I still have one book from last year that I hated and want to rant about, but still have not even started.
Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader. A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think.The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.
My Book Beginnings:
There was a boy called Odd. and there was nothing strange or unusual about that, not in that time or place. Odd meant the tip of a blade, and it was a lucky name.
The fox tosses its head and walked away. Odd put his knife down and took out his hatchet once more. 'I've seen rainbows on the snow sometimes,' said Odd, laud enough for the fox to hear, 'and on the side of buildings, when sun shone through the icicles. And I thought, ice is only water, so it must have rainbows in it too. When the water freezes, I think the rainbows are trapped into it, like fish in a shallow pool. And the sunlight sets them free.'
Outline: I love Chris Riddell illustrations and I am ready to read whatever book he illustrates. His collaboration with Neil Gaiman was not bad so far, so I am hoping to enjoy this short book. Besides, the extract about rainbows is so poetic and beautiful.