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Documentary Sunday – Royal Romances of The British Monarchy

A little early for Valentine’s Day, but this week’s documentary is definitely one that I enjoyed watching and hope you all do as well.

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Documentary Sunday – The Real Scorpion King

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Documentary Sunday – David Bowie; Sound and Vision

As of Tuesday, it had been a year since Bowie’s death, so when I saw this documentary, I thought it would be a good idea to honor his memory by posting it.

Bowie was a true star in every sense of the word and he taught me to be myself, not follow the crowd, and stand out.  His legacy lives on in the hearts of so many including my own since I first saw him in the film Labyrinth as a little girl and fell in love with his voice and dual-colored eyes.

Rest peacefully, Starman.

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

1876 – Jack London is born

Born John Griffith Chaney, the man who took the pen name Jack London not only wrote a series of novels now considered beloved classics, but was an outspoken voice when it came to socialism, animal cruelty, and workers’ rights.  Born and raised in San Francisco, he was a self-taught learner who rose to international fame when he published his novel The Call of the Wild at the age of thirty.  He died from unconfirmed causes after a series of illnesses in 1916, when he was only forty years old, and has gone down in history as one of the great literary giants of the 20th century along with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

A New Year – New beginnings – UPDATE

Happy New Year, everyone!

I wanted to make this post to update everyone on a few things, the first of which is Thorns of Time’s new posting schedule.  I have a few resolutions for 2017, and one of them is to update this blog more often.  I was pretty scarce for most of 2016, so I want to be sure not to let that happen again.  Even with my hectic school schedule, I will be making an attempt to post a new article once a month at the very least.  I will also be working on my novels (by now I have quite a few projects in progress) which I will be explaining below.

I started a Tudor era novel back in 2015 called Crown of Thorns, based off of the story of the three English queens who were struggling for the throne – Mary, Jane, and Elizabeth – in the aftermath of King Edward VI’s death in 1553.  However, I put the project on hold to work on another one, which gave me a bit more leeway as there was very little historical basis other than the time setting.  At present, this novel, under the working title Best Served Cold, is an almost-completed first draft that I have been picking at for several months trying to tie up loose ends to get to the final draft, but the storyline hit a lull and it may have to get reworked entirely.  Instead, I am putting all my focus into a new novel, a political thriller called Witness.  Updates on progress can be found on my personal blog, here, very soon for anyone interested.

That being said, I want to take this chance to thank everyone for their love and support for this blog for the past three years it has been running.  I never thought I would still be posting here by this time and I am grateful to all my readers and visitors.  Thank you all so much and enjoy the new year wherever you are in the world.

  • Love, Nicki Krys
 
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Posted by on January 1, 2017 in Holidays, Uncategorized

 

Documentary Sunday – History Cold Case; The Bodies in the Well

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2017 in Documentary Sunday, Uncategorized

 

3 Years…!

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Three years ago, I posted this article, the first on this site.  Sometimes I have trouble believing that Thorns of Time has existed so long and that I have kept up with it despite all the hardships life has thrown at me since then, but I am beyond grateful for all the support.  Over 3k views since then, all spread out through fifty-five different countries around the world, and not to mention the friends I have made through this blog, all have made me so happy that I cannot even express it in words, but I’m going to try anyway;

Thank you all so much for sticking around!  I realize that I do not post as often as I should, but I will certainly be making the attempt to do more for the New Year, even as I work towards my BA and my novels take shape.  The love and support i have received these past three years has been encouraging and uplifting despite how hard life can be.  I hope you all continue to come back here and thank you again from the bottom of my heart of hearts!

  • Luv Nicki Krys
 
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Posted by on December 12, 2016 in Uncategorized