Here is a list of fifteen of my favourite bookish websites and magazines. The ones that publish original short-stories which I sometimes like to read are marked with an asterisk. Continue reading “15 Favourite Bookish Magazines”
Occasionally when my mom sings to herself she often forgets the song lyrics and adds her own lines. She calls it a remix. When I’m telling a story to someone I often forget the details and may add my own details. Another kind of remix. Today I bring you book-remixes, where I combine the plots of two different books to make a new story.
This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is “Books with Sensory Reading Memories.” But what are sensory memories?
When information is brought in and retained by the senses, this is what is known as sensory memory. The effects are extremely short term with this information forgotten within a few seconds.1
Sensory memories are short-lived however books can help us retain our sensory memories. Reading is a complex process and engages all of our focus/senses for a prolonged experience. So the information brought in by our senses during this time gets better retained in our memory when it becomes associated/connected to our reading experience. This can also work in reverse with a sensory experience reminding us of certain books or stories.
To me, the books with sensory reading memories are older books such that when you take them out of your bookshelf and open them you are filled with a strong feeling of nostalgia for the all the times you read it before.
All the scents, sounds, temperatures, feelings you experienced earlier come rushing back to you at once and you get this strange feeling in your heart. Continue reading “Memories Within Books”
Hello fellow readers, bloggers and book dragons!
I’ve read a lot of short stories these past nine months and I have been thinking of sharing a few of my favourites. So when I saw this week’s prompt for Top Ten Tuesday, Favourite Novellas/Short Stories, I decided to participate at once. Continue reading “10 Favourite Diverse SFF Short-stories (online)”