Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Zzzz...SNOOZE - A to Z CHALLENGED

Z is for Zzzzz ....
snooze.
Each post for the A to Z Challenge is the challenge I set for myself.
When he gets to Castle Haw, 
Hal can sleep too.














Z is for zzzzz snoozing. It could be that after a month of trying to get around all 2,000 linked blogs, I’m ready for some serious sleep. But, no! Z is for Zzzz because when I find a book I LOVE I forget I’m supposed to include sleep in my life.

I love being so engrossed in a book I can’t put it down. This has been so since back in the day when I sat on the window ledge, in my bedroom, reading by street light to my new spot on the sofa when the house is all quiet… except the creaking.

Books I lost sleep over:
Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
Harry Potter – all of them - JK Rowling
The Assassin’s Apprentice – Robin Hobb
Angels and Demons and Deception Point – Dan Brown
Glass Houses – Rachel Caine
The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater
Game of Thrones – all of them – George RR Martin
The Twilights and The Host - Stephenie Meyer 
The Tale of the Body Thief – Anne Rice
Divergent – Veronica Roth

HAL LONGLEAT AND THE TROUBLE WITH TRUTH
Edith’s tightened her lips. She was quiet for a moment. “The crusader asked Lord Courtney to free you from his service.”
Hal shivered, his head ached.
“All tall and brave, the crusader stood by the fireplace.” She grinned as she stepped back a pace. She planted her feet wide, chin high, placed her hands on her wide hips. In a few moves she transformed from a kitchen maid to the very image of something much more powerful. She looked nothing like Sir Ralf de Moreville, Lord of Ravendale, but Hal could see how the knight must have looked. “I made a promise to those who died so I could live!”
Even playing the character, Edith shook her head when Hal did. They both knew Lord Courtney wouldn’t be interested in promises made to dead men.
“It is a debt of honour,” she said, raising her hand until her finger pointed to the heavens. “I promised the men who saved my life that I would find and train their sons.” She deepened her voice and continued, “I must make them my pages.”

Could YOU have been gifted with the ability to identify and eliminate weak and brittle phrases from your work? To the uninitiated, these interlopers look like quality imagery.

CLICHÉ RAIDERS: REWRITE!
   Or sleep ;)

FOR Z, I CHOSE Zzzz AND CHANGED IT TO Zzzzz anyway ;) WHAT IS THE SUBJECT OF YOUR Z POST?

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations in completing the A to Z Challenge.

    Yvonne
    A to Z AMBASSADOR.

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  2. My exit on 'Z' was for a very special zombie preserve. I like yours too, though. Martin's Game of Thrones and Storm of Swords definitely kept me up past my bedtime on multiple nights.

    John at The Bathroom Monologues

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  3. I read a lot of the books on your list and many kept me up as well. last night it was The Book Thief.

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  4. oh! I love your list of books!

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