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The Blair Book Project

Hello! I'm Janus. I am a 3D Graphics Artist by profession, and a proud Book Addict - i mean Enthusiast, and Blogger. I'm very much into Young Adult and Fantasy genre but I open myself to reading other genres from time to time. I run a blog launched as The Blair Book Project on Blogger, where I post entries such as my book reviews and other book related articles. I obviously got the name of this blog for the movie "The Blair Witch Project," why the name you may ask? I have no idea! I just thought it had a good ring to it. Ha! Ha! I post reviews twice a week and I regularly participate in book memes and features that readers and blogger all over the globe share their book interests (i.e. In My Malibox, Top Ten Tuesdays, etc). I have 230 GFC Followers. My blog has over 37,000 pageviews history and have roughly 200 page views per day. I have written over 267 reviews since my span of blogging. I am also an avid Instagram user, with over 350 followers, where I post pictures mostly of books I'm currently reading, books I got for review, galleys, purchased from bookstores, etc. (Statistics as of March 2013). My book reviews are not exactly "reviews" in a sense because I simply just type down what I feel about the book. What I write is solely my opinion and should not be taken as a definite basis of how the book is to be judged entirely. We all have different likes and dislikes so please do understand that although I'm very optimistic about the books I read, there will be negative comments towards those that I don't find suiting for my taste. BLOG URL: http://theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/ GOODREADS ACCOUNT: http://goodreads.com/janusvielle AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AFAGLA0UYBOMH?ie=UTF8&ref_=ya_56 INSTAGRAM: @janusvielle

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Men Who Wish to Drown: A Tor.Com Original

Men Who Wish to Drown - Elizabeth Fama Men Who Wish To Drown is a story written in a form of a letter by Resolved Henry Stanton. This letter was found amongst the collection of the Falmouth Historical Society of records of mermaid encounters in New England waters. Resolved Henry Stanton’s letter was addressed to his great-grandson, Thomas, where he told a story of how he met an extraordinary creature of the sea. Although the society deems it a fictional tale of a man on his deathbed, the question still remains to those who read this letter – Was it true? CAUTION: Spoilers up ahead!I wasn’t expecting that kind of format of storytelling. I’ve just recently read Elizabeth Fama’s Monstrous Beauty, which was incredible by the way, and although Men Who Wish To Drown was an interesting story, I had my confused moments while reading it. Well, taking it from an old man lying on his deathbed, no doubt it would be sort of puzzling. You don’t really know where the story will be going, and the purpose behind it not until you reach the end.I was really surprised to meet Henry. I mean, I know a lot of men have fallen for Syrenka, but I never thought I’d expect to find someone, well... alive! Okay so technically still alive, because, you know, he is about to die (I’m sorry that sounds morbid of me). But knowing Syrenka, I think she’s the kind of mermaid with the NO SURVIVORS motto, and finding Henry dying of old age, and not by drowning in the sea or something was undeniably a shock.At first I thought, reading that this is a Last Will and Testament, Henry was about to leave Thomas an object that he acquired over meeting a seafolk; a secret that he has kept and is now just revealing it to an important person that would come to be part of the Monstrous Beauty characters. Now correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t remember if a Thomas was present in Monstrous Beauty. I’m also thinking if he was probably Hester’s friend but I can’t quite remember his name. Forgive me; I tend to forget names a lot. But then I think this was during Syrenka and Ezra’s time, which I don’t remember having a Thomas around either, so maybe he’s solely part of this book and was never at Monstrous Beauty. Anyway, my assumption did happen [at some point], but when I finished Men Who Wish To Drown, I realized Henry didn’t just leave Thomas a tangible object, he left him with a lesson he should take to heart: something along the lines of choosing wisely; of not letting the influence of other people make you decide to choose otherwise just because of fear. Let your decisions be your own choices, and to live – or die – without regret. Men Who Wish To Drown is a short story that although doesn’t have much to do with the actual novel, is something I found to be a valuable story to read. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com