#Friday56 – The Rain Heron

Hiya, it’s FriYAY time again!

This week’s Friday 56 comes from a powerful and deeply moving eco-fable called The Rain Heron. I am so glad that I was accepted for a copy of this through NetGalley so huge thanks to them and Atlantic Books for approving my request.

Hosted by Freda’s Voice, the Friday 56 is a weekly bookish prompt. It’s quite easy to do and could cover no end of different books and genres so seems great if you’re looking for a quick snippet to discover something new!

Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.


Time wavered, shimmered. She could no longer tell whether days  were beginning or ending. Most of the time she lay in her cave, not quite asleep or awake, buffeted not just by hunger, thirst and pain but also by visions, memories, half-dreams.

This raw, parable of finding the balance of living harmoniously with nature is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in the environment and giving back to our natural world. You can check out my full review here!


Are you a conservationist? Have you read any stories about the power of nature which you think are must-reads? As always, leave me your #Friday56 links or drop me a comment to chat!

T xx

#Friday56 – My Fence Is Electric: and Other Stories

Howdy Bibliofriends, it’s Friday!

This week’s Friday 56 comes from My Fence Is Electric: and Other Stories by Mark Newman. I was so excited when Odyssey Books contacted me directly to review this collection of short stories. It’s not often I’m approached by publishers directly so I jumped at the opportunity straight away – and I was not disappointed – thanks so much to them and Mark Newman!!

Hosted by Freda’s Voice, the Friday 56 is a weekly bookish prompt. It’s quite easy to do and could cover no end of different books and genres so seems great if you’re looking for a quick snippet to discover something new!

Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.


A rustling, a muted round of applause then, as all the little yellow squares test their newfound wings. Then there is a blur of little yellow squares around them, like blossoms falling. They are surrounded like this for perhaps a minute, then the little yellow squares find a place to land and fold themselves flat again.

This collection of short stories was so relevant and current that I strongly suggest you check it out – there really is a story for everyone in this anthology and it’s so clear to see why so many of them are award-winning. In a world filled with novels and epic sweeping series, Mark Newman has put the humble short story firmly back on the map! You can check out my full review here!


What is your favourite short story / short story collection? Do you read this genre often or would you like to explore it more? As always, leave me your #Friday56 links or drop me a comment to chat!

T xx