- Redmond, WA, USA
- member since June 12, 2013
YOU are walking on Miami Beach in Florida; the sky is dark and threatening to rain. You see a handsome Egyptian man walking down the beach carrying a leather pouch over his right shoulder, he looks back anxiously, as if someone might be following him but when he does so he stumbles and falls, spilling the seeds in his pouch. Asim hurriedly picks up the seeds, counting them as he drops each one back into his case.
It starts to rain and he quickly rushes off, not knowing that he has lost a single seed. It starts to rain harder as you see something protruding from the sand, and then a beautiful red rose grows almost instantly. You must be seeing things.
You approach the rose and when you bend down to examine it something amazing happens.
“Quick,” says the rose. “Hide me before he comes back. I grant wishes and all the wishes he wants are evil ones. Please take me home with you.”
You dig up the flower and head back to your hotel.
Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published every month it is a little discouraging. I didn’t think there were that many writers. But I continue to write and hope.
You have a nice shelf.
I hope you are reading lots of interesting books.
Knights of the Dragon:
Leander is under siege. It seems their wizard is dying. A dragon befriends a boy and hires knights to save his kingdom. Alexa is a match for any man, except perhaps for Stone; they’ve had eyes for one another for years, though neither will admit it. A dragon is born that turns out to be a wizard, a rare dragon indeed.
And there are whispers of a boy wizard.
It’s a tale of wizards, dragons, romance and knights.
Welcome to 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE group. The group that is about reading the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. It is a specific list of books that can be found at the top of the group description. Every two years the book is revised. This means that there are now 1305 books that we are working our way through. We encourage you to explore the group, check out the various opportunities. You can introduce yourself at the Welcome Mat and the directory will direct you to various links within the group.
Our June 2013 BOTMs are
1. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
2. The Last of the Mohicans James Fennimore Cooper
3. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The discussion threads are pinned to the top. Please join in reading one or all of these books. We are reading The Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson as a seasonal read for April, May, June.
And please stop by and introduce yourself at the Welcome Mat. This is a fun group. There are challenges and book discussions and then there is the voting. Right now we vote for June’s Books, check that discussion thread out and perhaps you will cast your vote. Our community is fun and entertaining. I hope you will take time to meet some of the other members and join in one or all the activities. Again welcome.