#FridayBookShare – Glimpses



#FridayBookShare is excellent for book lovers as it is a great way to share what we’re all reading.  It was created by Shelley Wilson and follows a set of questions, with the first letter of each spelling out the word Friday.  Then, as it’s posted on a Friday, it’s known as Friday book share.

As I’m an avid reader I’m thrilled to have found Friday Book Share, it’s such a good way to share what I’ve been reading and interact with others.

Here’s my latest post,  Glimpses by Hugh W. Roberts, a fellow blogger.

The instructions are quite simple-

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Here’s my #6 post: Glimpses by Hugh Roberts

First line (paragraph): Nobody noticed Grace Simmons. (This is the first story in the book entitled ‘Last Train to Aldwych’).

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb: 

After publishing some of his short stories on his blog, Hugh W. Roberts, who suffers from dyslexia, received numerous requests to publish his short stories in a book.

Here are 28 short stories that will take your mind on a rollercoaster of a ride into worlds that conceal unexpected twists and turns.

‘Glimpses’ allows the reader a peek into the lives of everyday people who are about to have life lead them on an unpredicted path. From a mysterious deadly iPad app, to a hole in the fence that is not all it seems, to a strange lipstick that appears to have a life of its own, you will encounter terror, laughter, sadness, shock and many other emotions on journeys which promise a thrilling and gripping climax.

If you are a lover of shows such as ‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘Tales Of The Unexpected’, then you’re in for a real treat with this first collection of short stories from Hugh.

Dare you take a glimpse into the lives of these unsuspecting characters?

Hugh W. Roberts is a fellow blogger and has realised a life long dream of publishing his first book. I bought this from Amazon and recommend it, especially if you like short stories with a difference.

Introduce the main character using only three words – As the book is a collection of short stories there isn’t a main character but instead there are lots of interesting, strange and scary characters.

Delightful design

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Audience appeal:   This book would appeal to those who enjoy reading fantasy, science fiction, horror, supernatural, drama, comedy and anything that has a twist in the tail. Short stories are great to read and Hugh has done a fantastic job of mixing up the stories and each genre.

Your favourite line/scene:

I enjoyed most of the stories in Hugh’s book, some were quite graphic and scary but all were well written and kept me intrigued. Some of them could fit in very well as Doctor Who episodes!

My favourite story was ‘What if Summer never arrives?’  This was a fantasy story about three of Mother Nature’s daughters who aren’t very happy.  Summer has failed to show up in the northern hemisphere and her sister, Spring, is not amused as she wants a rest before making her way to the southern hemisphere.  The sisters discuss the ramifications of summer’s late arrival and the fact that she may  be too busy partying with the Gemini twins.  A human from the UK complains that the leaves are blowing off the trees during the first week of June and he can’t wear shorts just yet.  Mother Nature makes an amusing announcement as a result of this complaint.

I’m not sure why this one appealed to me the most but it could have something to do with the fact I have 3 daughters myself!

I must say (again) – Hugh does twists really well!

I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’ve read this book.  Any other suggestions for books to read would be most appreciated.


I like reading so much I have created  a page on my blog that lists all the books I read throughout the year.   I started this project in 2014/2015 and enjoyed the process so much I kept going into 2016.  I will be updating my page to include 2017 any day now. It’s a great way for me to remember what I’ve read and I also try to write a brief comment about each book as well. Feel free to check out my reading pages and let me know if you have any recommendations.  I can also be found on Goodreads if you’d like to connect.

Here’s a link to my (slowly) growing number of posts for #FridayBookShare.  I was also featured on Shelley’s blog as a reader – here’s the post Reader Spot Meet Book reviewer Debbie Harris.  Feel free to join in!

Deb

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3 comments

  1. Deb, thanks so much for featuring Glimpses on your Friday book share. It’s a real honour to have had my book chosen by you.
    I’m so pleased you enjoyed reading it and am delighted you enjoyed ‘What if Summer never arrives”.
    My best wishes,
    Hugh

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