Reader’s Delight: Three Great Novels on WEbook09:39
Let’s face it – even the world’s most prolific writers have
to take a break to read every once in a while. In fact, many accomplished writers will tell you that the number two
thing someone can do to improve his or her writing is to read. A lot. (The number one thing, of course, is to
write. A lot.)
Besides that, it turns out that plenty of folks on WEbook – wait for it – aren’t writers at all. Sure,
they might get a kick out of contributing to fun projects like Cinema 50, Illustrations for Bios, or Haiku Life Stories,
but really? They’re here to find
great stuff to read during their downtime at work. (Well-known fact: Reading a book on the internet looks a lot
more like doing work than watching a YouTube video…or reading a book made of
paper, for that matter.)
WEbook project post is dedicated to the readers amongst us. And because I love readers so much, I’ve
picked not just one, but three whole
novels to sink your teeth into. Enjoy!
This novel tells the
story of the author’s grandmother (fictionalized, of course), who lost her
family to famine in Russia under Stalin’s regime. According to the project overview, “During
the tragic events of the Russian famine in the 1920s, Anna finds herself
carried away from her dying father and brother by a group of strange men. Hidden from civilization, Anna forms a bond
with one of the younger men as they struggle to survive from hunger and escape
the heavy hand of Stalin – and later, Hitler.”
The project is tense and engaging – and best of all, it’s unfinished! You, the reader, can have a hand in guiding
author daylilie as she
writes her way through to the end. Visit
Valiance for a great
The cover of Think Insidiously depicts
what appears to be the wreckage of a disastrous picnic. Two hands lie palm-up on the grass, smeared
with either blood or raspberry jam. A flip-flop
stands discarded in the background. As
soon as you see this photo, you have to know: What happened here?
traces the history of an obsessive
friendship, jumping back and forth between the past, when the friends met and
formed their bond, and the present, with one friend mysteriously imprisoned in
a mental hospital.
What happened here? For the answer to that burning question, check
out Think Insidiously.
For young readers – and the young at heart – there’s The Summer House, WEbooker Ruchira’s fantasy novel for
young adults. In The Summer House,
a lonely little girl named Alisha brings the world of her toys to
life. But this is no Winnie the Pooh. Alisha’s creations struggle with political
unrest, crop failure, oil shortages, and the existential dilemmas that come
from their realization that the deity they’ve put their trust in is no more
than a young girl living in the hills of North India. To enjoy this whimsical tale, visit The Summer House.
Every week, this blog features
at least one WEbook project – and sometimes more! Next week, I’ll be featuring the best of WEbook’s group fiction projects. To qualify, projects must be open to all WEbook writers, and they must
be composed primarily of fiction – most likely short stories – though they can
also include poetry or non-fiction. I’m
especially interested in projects that are held together by original, intriguing
themes or ideas, rather than collections of general fiction.
featured in the WEbook blog have gone on to win unparalleled fame and accolades. Many of the most active projects on the site were featured
in the blog once upon a time. In
fact, having a project featured
in the blog has been clinically proven to improve WEbookers’ chances of being
elected President of the United States by 85%.* To nominate a project for inclusion in the
blog, please visit my profile
and send me a message with the title: Group Fiction.
* Not even remotely true.