Reading and Writing

Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, wants to know about our reading and writing habits lately. Let’s see what he wants to know.

1] How real do you need your reality reading or fiction reading to be?

I enjoy reading science fiction (e.g., Asimov), fantasy (e.g., Tolkien), and horror (e.g., King), where I know, going in, that I need to suspend disbelief. But I also like detective novels, suspense, intrigue, and even multigenerational sagas, and for those kinds of novels, the characters and storylines must be realistic or at least plausible.

2] Have you knowingly noticed over the last 9 months and since the arrival of Covid – 19 your writing style has altered?

My writing style, no. My topics, yes. I write a lot about the devastation and destruction due to the pandemic. I also write about the devastation and destruction due to Donald Trump and his GOP goodies.

3] Have you noticed any changes in the way that you personally blog – for instance your overall outlook and positivity reflects upon you differently now?

I’ve noticed that I personally blog about more things that are devastating and destructive in our world in 2020. And as to outlook and positivity? I’m afraid that’s been M.I.A. this year.

8 thoughts on “Reading and Writing

  1. slmret December 23, 2020 / 3:38 pm

    It’s been a pretty devastating year — I hope that will turn around with the advent of a new President and with the advent of covid vaccines.

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  2. Carol anne December 23, 2020 / 4:55 pm

    Yes! 2020 is definitely gonna be a year we wont forget! My positivity has gone out the window too! Xxx

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  3. Paula Light December 23, 2020 / 7:23 pm

    I think you’ve snuck a few poems in this year, which I’ve enjoyed. πŸ™‚

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    • Fandango December 23, 2020 / 10:34 pm

      That’s true, although I’m not sure I’d call them actual poems. 😏


  4. leigha66 December 29, 2020 / 10:29 am

    I think everyone to some degree has had their blog effected by the pandemic. How can it not. Just curious, you like fantasy novels have you ever read any of Piers Anthony Xanth novels?

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    • Fandango December 29, 2020 / 10:20 pm

      Actually I haven’t. Can you recommend a title or two?

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      • leigha66 December 31, 2020 / 1:17 am

        First of all you need to like puns to truly appreciate his stories. I will warn you he has basically written a book every year or two in the series since 1977 – there are a LOT of books and he is still going. I would start at the beginning with A Spell For Chameleon.

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