The Book of Chinese Beliefs

Jul. 18th, 2017 12:14 am
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The Book of Chinese Beliefs by Frena Bloomfield

A book that includes every day religious practices and like beliefs, and also some information on other everyday practices.
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Jul. 17th, 2017 10:24 am
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I just finished reading the start of another series (The Order of the Sanguines) called The Blood Gospel.


A soldier, a priest, and an archeologist walk into a bar... not really. They are all in Israel in an attempt to uncover the Blood Gospel, a book reportedly written by Christ in his own blood. And hey! The Bathory story is also woven into this story. There are vampires, called the Strigoi, and those called Sanguinists. The latter are priests that follow the church and drink a wine infused with Christs blood by special consecration or blessing, as opposed to human blood. This is all brought about by an old prophecy and the book ends before a new mission so I am assuming book 2 will pick right up.


Another book I am reading, published in 1887, is called Ten Days in a Mad-House written by a woman named Nellie Bly, a reporter, who fakes her way into an insane asylum in order to report her findings on the treatment of patients, etc... I instantly think Lana Winters from season 2 of American Horror Story. What's sad is the treatment reported within this book is happening all around us.

Lady of Eyre

Jul. 13th, 2017 11:44 pm
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Lady of Eyre by Tom Rogneby

Fourth and final (thus far) book of the Minivandians. Spoilers for the earlier ones ahead.

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Million Dollar Outlines

Jul. 12th, 2017 12:16 am
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Million Dollar Outlines by David Farland

Outlines are, in fact, only one aspect of what this how-to-write book covers. It does concentrate on the big picture, like what emotion appeals work for what audiences, story structure, building (and orchestrating) characters, what sorts of conflicts are involved, and many other useful things.

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