Month: April 2016

Welcome to Dragons & Jetpacks!

Re-blogging on Archer’s Aim – here’s the first post from Dragons and Jetpacks that explains the blog and reading group on Goodreads.

Dragons & Jetpacks

Welcome to the brand new blog for Dragons & Jetpacks! A book group for science fiction and fantasy based on Goodreads, the moderators of the group thought it would be fun to make it even more accessible to all. So, here we are…

If you’re wondering what we’re planning on sharing on the blog, here’s what we’re thinking:

  • Book Reviews: an opportunity for members to share their book reviews of our Books of the Month on the blog
  • Books of the Month: we’ll share the ‘Books of the Month’, as voted by the group on Goodreads, at the beginning of each month
  • Yearly Reviews: what has the group been up to over the past year? Which books proved most popular?
  • Challenges: one of the best features of D&J is the regular challenges, particularly those organised by MPauli – now we can share and discuss them on this blog
  • Sir…

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Sir Lancer Recommends #1

Reblogging on Archer’s Aim – a good set of recommendations for a current read on the Dragons and Jetpacks reading group on Goodreads!

This post was contributed by one of our members, Lancer, fondly known as Sir Lancer!

Welcome one and all to Sir Lancer Recommends! I have been wrangled in and convinced (thank you Hybrid and everyone else) to starting my super awesome recommendations thread.

To get things off and running I am going to have begin by recommending what you all know I was going to. So my first official recommendation is May’s Book of the Month: Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding.

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Along with this I am gonna go ahead and just recommend the whole damn series:

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This is one of my favorite series of all time. It is not going to win any awards for whimsical writing or mind blowing prose. What it is though is one of the funnest…

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Eye-Opening Writing Tips

Some great quotes in this! Reblogging on Archer’s Aim!

Mundus Media Ink

4815205632_632ee48a71_bA lot of people think they can write or paint or draw or sing or make movies or what-have-you, but having an artistic temperament doth not make one an artist.

Even the great writers of our time have tried and failed and failed some more. Vladimir Nabokov received a harsh rejection letter from Knopf upon submitting Lolita, which would later go on to sell fifty million copies. Sylvia Plath’s first rejection letter for The Bell Jar read, “There certainly isn’t enough genuine talent for us to take notice.” Gertrude Stein received a cruel rejection letter that mocked her style. Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way earned him a sprawling rejection letter regarding the reasons he should simply give up writing all together. Tim Burton’s first illustrated book, The Giant Zlig, got the thumbs down from Walt Disney Productions, and even Jack Kerouac’s perennial On the Road received a particularly blunt rejection letter…

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