WK 50: Sunday's Book Babble - A to Z and back again project

It's week 50 in our Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks quest.  For 2022, I'm introducing a new year long reading and writing project called A to Z and back again.  One word beginning with that letter every week as we work all the way through the alphabet forward, then back to A. The word of the week will be announced with each Sunday's post.  There will be numerous ways to play which include reading a book with the word in the title; read alphabetically by author or title; includes the emotion or action or characteristic or job of the character or the story; find a synonym or antonym; form an aptigram or antigram; Create a story or poem and let your thoughts fly. How you do it is up to you. 

To give you an example, since we are on week 50, we'd be on the letter c. 

The word of the week: Chivalry.   Make of it what you will. 


I finished J.S. Dewes The Last Watch.  Once I read the excerpt on Amazon, had to buy it.  Once I started reading it,  couldn't put it down. After I finished the book, I immediately ordered The Exiled Fleet.  Dewes did a marvelous job of creating a story  with military misfits exiled in an outer space station on the edge of the galaxy. A cast of characters you wanted to root for, descriptive writing which as a whole, mind and gut wrenching events which made for a great story.  

J.S. Dewes Divide series, The Exiled Fleet.

“The Sentinels narrowly escaped the collapsing edge of the Divide.  They have mustered a few other surviving Sentinels, but with no engines they have no way to leave the edge of the universe before they starve.  Adequin Rake has gathered a team to find the materials they'll need to get everyone out.  To do that they're going to need new allies and evade a ruthless enemy. Some of them will not survive.”

Talking about chivalry, I think that Adequin is the female equivalent of a knight, tries to take care of her troops, protects the weak, etc. so even though I didn’t plan it this way, synchronicity is at work.

I finally dove into Wolf Hall and enjoying so far.   Have to read it a little bit more slowly to get all the nuances and enjoying the doses of wit and humor mixed in.  Love this description “Their bodies breath out the faint borrowed scent of sun and herbs.”

I added three more Agatha Christie books to my virtual stacks: Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot #32) Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot #8) and The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot #6), as well as Juliet Gauvin’s The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth. 

 I decided to join a Poetry reading challenge for 2022 and subscribed to Poem a Day and read at least one poetry book. Robert Frost here I come.  I’ve been getting a chuckle out of the poets comments on some of the poems of the day, because some try to explain what they were thinking and some feel like they missed the boat.

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