Just a recap of what I’ve read in August. I’m constantly reading and with the fact that I’m stepping out as an amateur author I rotate between writing craft books and reading for fun. Here’s a mix of what I read in August.
This book had me at the cover. I even gave a shout-out to the cover artist Kimberly Glyder on Instagram. It’s simple, it’s artistic, and beautifully captures the essence of the story.
Speaking of the story, since it was originally written in French, and then translated, it didn’t have the same flow as an English-written book would read. As they say, a lot was lost in translation. The book was very slow, spent time on mundane details, and the conversation would jump, so that sometimes I would have to back up to figure out what was going on. The book didn’t get interesting until I was over halfway in, then it took an unexpected twist that kept me reading to the end. Overall, a cute story.
See my post here for my thoughts on the book. A very easy, short read that contained lots of examples.
Crystal Walton has to be a closet poet because as an amateur writer my verbiage comes out as choppy and disjointed compared to her poetical sentences. Each sentence perfectly captures the imagery and tone of her story. If you can make it past the intense prologue, then you’re promised a great story in both of these books Write Me Home and Begin Again. Both stories have a HEA so hang on for the ride!
I was excited to read Begin Again because the main female character Ti, was introduced in Write Me Home. She’s edgy and mysterious that I wanted to know more of her story and we got it in Begin Again.
Crystal writes from each main character’s POV which I love because I always want to know what the guy is thinking. And speaking of the the male main character, Crystal does a fantastic job of making him sound male as if a guy wrote him.