From 6/25/2018. Two years of blogging and I am still discovering the art of blogging as well as discovering who this blogger is. While I have cut back somewhat on the book blogging, I am finding my identity as a writer.ย  But book blogging will always be part of this blog because I can only learn to write by reading.

Scout the Faithful Companion is still with me although we both are growing older and we are still visiting our microcosm, searching out new and unusual things. ๐Ÿ™‚


From 5/2017. After a year, I thought it might be time to update the “About.” While I’m still Sascha Darlington and my Faithful Companion is still Scout, long may he reign, my blog has taken on a different shape than how I imagined.

I am a book blogger and still developing and learning as a book blogger…and with that still trying to getย organized as a book blogger; it’s a strangely ongoing process–for me.

The name Sascha is ultimately derived from Greek and means warrior. This week I realized that I am becoming a Word Warrior through this blog. I am not battling against words, but, hopefully, with them and still learning their charms and their eccentricities and how to put them together to form tiny bubbles of imagination.

And, for once in my life I am going to say it: I’m a writer.


From 4/2016. I am Sascha Darlington and you could say that I was born in April 2016 because that monthย I abandoned the safety of my cocoon. Now, Iย venture into other realms.ย I invite you to join me and The Faithful Companion, Scout,ย on a journey around and beyond my microcosm

I love music!ย I love books! I love mountains and beaches and swampsย and animals and wild weather and celestial bodies and things that go bump in the night.

I love for people to share their thoughts, opinions, likes, dislikes. I believe in the sharing of ideas.

All creative writings, drawings, and photography are the property and creative work of Sascha Darlington, unless otherwise noted.

For info regarding my reviews please see my first post and this one.

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  5. Dear Sascha,

    I hope my message finds you well. My name is Ahmed Amin, and my author name is A. H. Amin. I am a dentist โ€“ by day โ€“ but at the darkest hours in the serenity of my mind, I am a story teller. I write to you today in hopes that you would consider reviewing my novella, Kima. The story is a 126 pages of inspirational fantasy that I would like to share with the world, and I believe with your help and review we can make that happen.

    Hereโ€™s a synopsis of my novel.

    โ€œChristmas Eve 1928 gave birth to a yearly phenomenon in South Africa. A herd of false killer whales were found beached upon the shore. It has also given birth to the story of two young children who meet an old woman named Kima. Kima somehow knows why this has happened, but thatโ€™s not all she knows. The children, Alex and Alice, realize that there is more to this woman that what meets the eye, and ear. She will reveal to them a tale, a mysterious story she claims was passed on to her by a mythical Black Seagull.
    Derived from both historic tales and figures, Kima is a fictional character portrayed in a way that makes her become real.โ€

    I hope you would find my novella to be what you would appeal to, and I hope to hear from you soon.

    Kindest regards,

    A. H. Amin

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    • Hello, Ahmed!
      Thank you for dropping by and sharing your story with me.
      Unfortunately I am in the enviable and the equally uneviable position of currently having too many books (the silly number of around 40, plus or minus) that I have committed to review for the remainder of the year. I was very much the child in the candy shop and took on too much.
      While I find it very difficult to say “no,” I’m afraid that I must. Also, I don’t really read fantasy stories so I don’t feel that I would be a particularly good match for your novella, although it does sound intriguing.
      I wish you the very best of luck with your novella. I know that there are many, many reviewers who read fantasy fiction and perhaps one may be able to assist you. I do hope that great things happen for your novella and that you can share your story with the world.
      Best wishes, Sascha D.

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      • Hello Sascha,

        Pardon my late response; I’m staying in China for a while and the time difference is a bit big from practically every country I am in contact with :D.
        Thank you for your reply and the kind words. Kima is more inspirational than fantasy so if you ever felt like reading such genre, I hope you would consider my novella.
        I would like to add that I am too stuck with a full book shelve and I am trying my best to manage my reading time, too.

        Thanks again and have a good read. Let me know if you find something interesting for me ๐Ÿ™‚

        A. H. Amin


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  8. Hello Sascha, thanks for the follow, and welcome aboard Pensitivity101. Hope you find things of interest, some to amuse, and comment on. I love the interaction and feedback. Have a great day. Look forward to hearing from you.

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  10. Hi Sascha:
    This may be on your to-do list, and if it is, I apologize for my impatience. I was hoping you would post your review of Spooning Daisy on Amazon (most important) and Goodreads (I can live without it). Reviews like yours that are so thoughtful, well-written, and mention roman emperors are few and far between and I want EVERYONE to see it. Thank you so much. Maggie

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  11. Hi Sascha,
    You liked a comment I made on Danny Ray’s Meet and Greet, and I wanted to come by to introduce myself and thank you.
    We have things in common. I am also an April birthday, April 27.
    Thanks again.

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  12. I just came here to surprise you again.
    And to thank you for your kind words on Sound Bite Fiction.
    Regular readers mean a lot to every writer, I believe, even, or maybe especially, when we know nothing about them.
    Hugs (if Scout won’t object!)

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