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The Block

A blog for authors and readers by publishers. By Wordsmack - a South African speculative science fiction publisher. Wordsmack accepts short stories, novellas and novels on a year-long submissions basis.

Journey to the River Sea - Eva Ibbotson, Kevin Hawkes I really enjoyed this book. It's quite young and unrealistic, but it's the type of book I would like my hypothetical children to read one day. It teaches you to dream big, to not be scared of new things, that reading essential and that there are good people in the world, but also that the bad ones can be very bad and can't always be changed. The fact that I was in the Amazon last year and experienced a lot of what is in the book also helped.