Desert Nights book 1 by Helena Rookwood & Elm Vince
My preferred reads have dragons, witches and magic in them. Yet I don’t mind picking up a book with a different subject either. Like a story based on djinn folklore.
Netflix For Books
In this case not only did I get to read a different subject but also a different format of books. The format is called “episodic fiction”. Which I never heard of before.
For those of you who, like me, have no idea what episodic fiction is, let me explain. It’s a book that’s more like a TV series than a film. It’s a novella length book that’s part of a series, yet it can be read on its own. You could compare it to an episode of a series. Something you can binge-read on a rainy evening. I guess you can think of episodic fiction books as Netflix for books!
A book by Caroline Flarity
I love a good ghost story so I was excited to start this book! But I have to say even though I quickly scanned over the summary it took me by surprise. In a good way!
I was expecting a story about a girl going ghost hunting with her father and their adventures along the way. But I was so wrong, it’s not about that at all.
This book contains short stories by Jody Lynn Nye, Katie Cross, Robyn Bennis, Raven Oak, Frog and Esther Jones, Dawn Vogel, Matt Youngmark, Lee French, Connie J. Jasperson, Jeffrey Cook, Katherine Perkins, Jeremy Zimmerman, Edward J. Knight, Elmdea Adams (no amazon profile available), Fulvio Gatti (no amazon profile available), Robert J. McCarter, Lou J. Berger, Ian Berger (no amazon profile available) and Sarah Bartsch.
This collection of short stories appealed to me because it has everything in it that I like in a story. Swords, magic (sorcery) and bad ass women who get shit done. As someone who normally doesn’t read a lot of short stories (I’m more of a series kind of reader) I wasn’t sure what to expect for the story lines, but most of the time I wasn’t disappointed.
For my next trip I’ll be trying out a new app called Polarsteps. This app automatically tracks where I am and where I’ve been using triangulation (via the cellular network) instead of GPS. It’s a little less accurate but it means it doesn’t drain my battery. It will also allow me to add photos and videos live even when I’m not connected to the internet.
While it’s an app, your profile can be viewed on a PC browser too. So those at home don’t have to download the app to see what you’re doing.
I’m curious to see how this works out. It is even possible to add past trips. I added my trip through Europe to test this feature and so far it turned out nicely. Showing me how far I’ve travelled, how many countries I visited and how many days.