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Story Snip from Larksong: Chapter 25 and Patreon News from Monica Byrne

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ome day I will catch up on updating my Books Read lists, but today is not that day! I'm still keeping track, but haven't had a chance to clean up the blog fields tab and fields yet. Just in case, I note here for posterity that I've read The Hobbit aloud to Miss E (age 9), and we've started on The Lord of the Rings , her first time experiencing these stories, and my first time, in 30+ years of annual rereads, reading them out loud! Another bit from Larksong ! Larksong is set in Montreal, July 1914. In chapter 1, Alice, after her grandmother's funeral, arrived at the family cottage to take care of her grandmother's aviary, only to find that her parents had already leased the cottage to another family for the summer. The only way she could have one more summer in her favourite place was to surreptitiously take on the role of governess to the two young girls... In chapter 2, we met George, laid up at the hospital with a broken leg. Instead of joining

Story Snip from Larksong: Chapter 24 and Fun Recommendations!

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ots of recommendations today! Scroll down for the fun stuff, after the latest story scene! Larksong is set in Montreal, July 1914. In chapter 1, Alice, after her grandmother's funeral, arrived at the family cottage to take care of her grandmother's aviary, only to find that her parents had already leased the cottage to another family for the summer. The only way she could have one more summer in her favourite place was to surreptitiously take on the role of governess to the two young girls... In chapter 2, we met George, laid up at the hospital with a broken leg. Instead of joining his friends on a Grand Tour of Europe, he's being sent off to recuperate at a rented cottage in the country... In chapters 3 and 4, we returned to Alice's point of view, and saw her bonding with George's younger sisters. Then she got a surprise -- George was arriving at the cottage that very day! We saw a hint that Alice finds George attractive and interesting -- but also unbe

Story Snip from Larksong: Chapter 23, Finland, and IWSG Day

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inland, Finland, Finland! It's the country where I want to be! As Monty Python once sang... In my last post, I did my annual travel roundup and mentioned our Christmas trip to Finland and the 100+ photos I had to share; I'm posting them today! But first, it's Insecure Writer's Support Group Day ! And I have a new snip from Larksong ! Last year's travel roundup is here . Then there was our Christmas trip to Finland! I have a LOT of photos to share from that, so I'll put them in the next post. Teaser photos here ! January: Annecy, France March: Olympic Museum in Lausanne August: Zurich ! And James Joyce's grave September: Lausanne aquarium And the Swiss Vapeur Parc (mini trains!) October: Rath Museum in Geneva And various autumn photos November: Manchester , to see Rhys Darby! Insecure Writer's Support Group A database resource site and support group for writers and authors. Featuring weekly guests and tips, a month