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REVIEW: 2018

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We have come so far in the past year! I started this blog as a hobby, and I’ve been sticking with it! I am so proud of myself for accomplishing so much in just a year!

But enough about me, we’re here to talk about books.

I read a lot of books, comics, and manga that it seems a little overwhelming. I’m going to list the most memorable reads of 2018. These are oldest to newest.

Shark Island by Chris Jameson is the novel that started this crazy ride. It was a fun and thrilling read. Even though it was a bit ridiculous, I still felt the intensity of it all.

Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench by Geoff Johns when I saw the recent Aquaman movie I instantly thought of this comic. It was so refreshing to see a movie stick to the source material.

The High Climber of Dark Water Bay by Caroline Arden One of the first Advanced Reading Copy novels I read. I loved this novel, and it’s one that I’d like to reread in the future. A good novel for an outdoor-lover.

Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 1 by Ryoko Kui This manga takes a unique take on the dungeon crawler genre. I enjoyed this manga, and I’m eager to read more from this series in the future!

Four Months in Brighton Park by Larry Ehrhorn I was requested to read this book by Mr. Ehrhorn. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It needs more attention and recognition, so I highly recommend if you love a good “coming of age” story!

2018 was a great year! The start of a reading adventure, and hopefully a future full of more fun and books! Cheers! I hope to see you in 2019!

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Q&A with Larry Ehrhorn

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**Spoilers for Four Months in Brighton Park**

Q: What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?

Mr. Ehrhorn: “The only two authors that I personally know are Sue Massey (Letters from the Heart) and Erica Hughes (several self-published romance novels).  They both encouraged me to self-publish, and Erica took me through the technical aspects.”

Q: What is your favorite under-appreciated novel?

Mr. Ehrhorn: ” I have really enjoyed August Derleth’s Sac Prairie saga novels, the first being The House on the Mound, followed by Bright Journey, actually a prequel.”

Q: What was your hardest scene to write?

Mr. Ehrhorn: “The death of Mary Harker, a guide/friend for Kelly Elliott.  I wanted it to be sad, unexpected, and somewhat cruel from the hotel manager’s behavior.”

Q: What aspects of your novel reflect your personal experiences?

Mr. Ehrhorn: “Chicago, 1965, big high school, friends, activities, and some adventures.”

Q: How did you choose the main character’s name?

Mr. Ehrhorn: “I simply do not remember that.  I began this book, literally, thirty years ago.  I know I wanted the “kid with two first names,” but how I arrived there, I do not remember — perhaps some guys in the dorm?”

Thanks, Mr. Ehrhorn for reaching out to me and introduce me to your amazing book! I can tell that you’ve put a lot of time and love in your book.

Read My Review of Four Months in Brighton Park HERE

Buy Four Months in Brighton Park HERE