I recently joined a phenomenal group called Artful Readers Club where I have permission to read the books on my bookshelves that I have accumulated and ignored; create artwork around it and give a brief review. One of the books I have chosen to read is Luck of the Draw by Piers Anthony (2012). It is the latest in the Xanth series that Anthony has written and the very first book I have ever read by him. I was NOT disappointed by his writing. This lighthearted fantasy novel takes an eighty year old man named Bryce from this world to another, XANTH where everything is literal and “punny”. In the process he is given his youth (23 years young) while keeping his maturity and a special power. Bryce is challenged to win the hand in marriage to a young princess sorceress with other contestants. In the process of meeting the princess, he is given a gift. It is a magical notepad. This book was fun to read and stirs the imagination. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a fantasy.
In the Artful Readers Club, I need to select books from my personal library to read this year, one a month. The titles I have selected are as follows in no particular order: Luck of the Draw by Piers Anthony; 74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber; The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood; The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks; The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares; The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Traveling Pants 2) by Ann Brashares; The Art of Intuition by Sophy Burnahm; Raw Art Journaling by Quinn McDonald and Tonia Davenport; Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed Media Mapmaking by Jill K. Berry; The Secret by Rhonda Byrne ; The Magic by Rhonda Byrne; and Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-for budding artists of all ages by Susan Schwake.
I did do 25 of the 50 Sketches of Christmas (2012) although I only posted 13; I will go back and finish those before Christmas 2013. I believe in the bustle of the holidays I got too swamped to post anymore. I promise to blog more about my art in the weeks to come. I appreciate the readership and comments. I hope you will join me in the Artful Readers Club. Starting in May, I will be having a live creativity art discussion twice a month on Linqto on Sundays around 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Here is the link: http://www.linqto.com/rooms/docangi I hope you will join me in the fun! You do not need a webcam to in the discussion unless you want to be seen and heard. There is a live chat box. You do, however, need to have the latest Flash update.
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- Need topic ideas… and Wild Cards for book club (professingideas.com)
- Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale (sffbookreview.wordpress.com)
- How to Teach Fourth Grade: The Fantasy Reading Unit (expatteacherman.com)