Thursday, December 22, 2011
Reading and Reviewing 8
FREE SHORT CHRISTMAS STORY on the BOOKS4TOMORROW blog: “WITNESSES” by guest reviewer Ellen Fritz. Ellen is an aspiring writer and this is her first ever short story. Some positive feedback or constructive criticism welcome. Click here to read this free story.
I read it today (sneak preview?) and enjoyed it. It is written in a style similar to Black Beauty, an old English tale (1877 by Anna Sewell) that I read to my fourth and fifth grade classes in elementary school years ago. Ellen Fritz's "Witnesses" has that same point of view, told in the voices of the animals, in subtlety furthering the belief that animals can speak on Christmas Eve without actually promoting it. You'll enjoy it, and maybe add your reviews to mine, here or there.
Two more days 'til Christmas Eve~
Here is a guest review written by a friend, Karin Swier Wilmarth; you can see the book and preview it on kindle at this link. Here's Karin's review:
I have recently read Following Atticus by Tom Ryan. This book following the remarkable journey of Tom and his miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch. They are unlikely pair of mountaineers but after a friend passes away from cancer, they decide to attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter to raise money for charity.
If you like dogs, the mountains of New Hampshire or a great friendship story ... then pick up this book. (Oh and an extra plus is that the book has a connection to Newburyport.)
Thanks, Karin. I am looking forward to reading this, and love that it has local connections!
If anyone else has reviews of good books they'd like to share, leave it here in a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll be happy to post it here!