Would You BUY or PASS? #FridayFiveChallenge Stonehenge by Terence Meaden

Welcome to my Friday Five Challenge

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In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?

AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?

My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….

1) Go to any online book supplier,

2) Randomly choose a category,

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book,

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?

Here we go…… in two days time its the Summer Solstice so I looked at books about this subject.


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A volume which draws on the evidence of goddess worship and symbolism to present an explanation that reveals Stonehenge as a temple in honour of the goddess and her eternal fruitfulness, rather than an observatory or the product of complicated mathematics.

From the Author

The annual fertility celebration of the Marriage of the Gods
The ordering of the stones signify yoni and womb of the Earth Mother and allows her midsummer fertilisation by the Sun/ Sky Father to be witnessed by everyone inside and outside of the monument.
Price; £8.00 hardback  or Paperback second hand issues from 1p + postage  – not available for Kindle
First Edition printed 1997
Number of reviews; 1 x 5*
BUY or PASS?……. Pass
I thought I’d try a topical book and I do like the mystery which surrounds Stonehenge. My search threw up few books which were what I was looking for and this one was the cover that came close to my pre-conceived idea of a book I wanted.
Sadly the book was written a number of years ago and doesn’t look updated. I think if I was really looking for a book on the subject because I was researching it I might go for the second-hand copy option, but there wasn’t enough in the book description or the reviews to sway me to part with my money at the moment. I expect I could find more up to date information in a Google search of the internet.

The Initiate by Sue Vincent and Stuart France

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a complicated book with many layers and one which I believe can be read in many different ways. There is a lovely trail around lots of English churches in and around Buckinghamshire and places a little further afield. Wen and Don also visit ancient sites like Stonehenge and Wayland’s Smithy as they crisscross over the aged Ridgeway (A drover’s road.) Upon their way they are followed by beautiful birds in particular red kites whom seem destined to show them the path to follow. Within the adventure are lessons on mysticism as Wen and Don study the churches and find a mystery in the architecture and stained glass windows. Their written journey is punctuated with myths, tales, visions and a story from another time. The churches are fascinating as are their colourful findings. Wen demonstrates her connection with the power of nature. Don injects his mystic wisdom and knowledge of the teachings of the Bible and the symbols left by Medieval architects who built the churches and chapels. Reading the book inspired me to look up the names of my local churches and intrigues me to follow in their footsteps to many of the churches in the book.
Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

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If you have not met Sue yet, she has a lovely blog with beautiful pictures and lovely musings -The Daily Echo here; http://scvincent.com/