A Recommendation of Books For You

May 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm (Book Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

A Recommendation of Books For You

Here’s a recommendation of books for you.

My friend Timothy Wood who I met 9 years ago at a Blogging site called Journalspace is a writer who works as a part-time chef in Port Elizabeth South Africa.

He writes under the nom-de-plume SAREJESS which is a combination of the first letters of the names of his 3 daughters Sarah, Rebecca and Jessica.

Tim has had a life long battle with dyslexia.

As a child growing up in South Africa, the local school board told his parents that he couldn’t go to school because he’d never learn how to read.

So his grandmother took him under her tutelage and taught him to read using the King James Bible, the works of William Shakespeare, the novels of Charles Dickens, the novels of Sir Walter Scott and the novels of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters.

He was able to pass the school entrance exams as a result.

Tim has written 4 novels- The First Book of Samuel, The Second Book of Samuel, The Tuthmosis Diaries and The Sterleys of Oakland Park.

The First Book of Samuel and The Second Book of Samuel are about Samuel the Bethlehem innkeeper who turned away the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary and the unborn child Jesus because there was no room for them in the inn.

In Tim’s imagination, Samuel the Bethlehem innkeeper is then doomed to walk the earth until the Second Coming of Christ.

The First and Second Books of Samuel then record Samuel’s adventures throughout history as he meets scientists, inventors, adventurers, explorers, early Chinese emperors, medieval Byzantine emperors, British monarchs and American Presidents.

The Tuthmosis Diaries are about an ancient Egyptian mummy who comes to life and proceeds to wreak chaos and havoc throughout the land.

The Sterleys of Oakland Park is a historical regency romance novel written in the style of Jane Austen full of humour and unforgettable characters including a clergyman’s wife who as Tim puts it, “if she had been a cook in Britain’s Royal Navy, she’d have been the most formidable weapon in Napoleon’s arsenal.”

Tim has published the books through a self-publishing company Lulu.com

The books are available for sale at


I’d recommend these books to people who are lovers of the classics and love books that are both informative and entertaining at the same time.


  1. Hyperion said,

    Reblogged this on Hyperion Sturm and commented:
    Folks here is a book recommendation from Chris Milner, recently feature here on Hyperion Sturm with the Vampire Diaries. His recommendation is regarding a friend of his with an equally active writer’s imagination. Take a read and see if this might be the book(s) you’ve been waiting for.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks very much for the reblog, Tim my friend. πŸ™‚

      • Hyperion said,

        Hoping the best for both of you!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        DOH !

        *hits head in Homer Simpson fashion*

        That should read, “Thanks very much for the reblog, Daniel my friend. πŸ™‚ “

      • Hyperion said,

        LOL! It’s hard managing one’s life on a smart phone. But, I do hope you and your friend find the support needed to live through the setbacks in good style and company.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Fortunately, Tim still has a working desktop.

        He’s never been hacked into by the NSA.

        Mind you, Tim writes mainly relating to history and historical subjects.

        He doesn’t write on current Geopolitical trends like I do.

        So he doesn’t have to contend with Men In Black asking, “How does this guy’s character Michelangelo the Psychic Lobster know more about what’s going on than even Edward Snowden and Julian Assange do?.”

      • Hyperion said,

        LOL! I can check your record if you like and see what it is we are so interested in. But, I really think it’s Sherrielock the organization is after. Not because she is a threat but because we want to invite her to the Christmas party in the basement next year. πŸ˜€ Snowden and Assange are boring compared to Sherrielock and Michelangelo when they get together to warm up Renfield’s tomato hued buns. πŸ˜€

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        So they’re interested in adding a little colour (i.e. tomato red) to their Christmas party next year.

        Well, Sherrielock will certainly help them get to the bottom of things.

      • Hyperion said,

        I think they’re counting on it. With everything a monochrome of grays, they need a little color to brighten the boss’s day.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Ghost of Sen. Joe McCarthy (walking into the NSA shower room and seeing all the glowing bottoms): My God, I was right. This place is absolutely crawling with Reds. The country really needs me again to get to the bottom of the matter.”

      • Hyperion said,

        That’s when Sherrielock’s riding crop will smack his bottom and the screech will cause widespread grinning among the rank and file.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        As the ghost of Truman Capote (who noticed the way Sen. Joe was looking at the glowing red bottoms in the shower room) comments in that thoroughly masculine sounding voice for which Truman Capote was noted, “Have you no shame, sir? Have you no shame?”.

      • Hyperion said,

        And in perfect harmony with Truman as Sherrielock smacks her way through the days of the week singing, “Say my name, say my name!” πŸ˜€

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        As Sen. Joe screams, “There are exactly 57 known members of the Communist Party in the U.S. State Department…”

        Truman (harrumphs as he notes how red Sen. Joe’s buns are turning) : Better make that 59.

      • Hyperion said,

        Bwaaaa haaaa haaaaaaaa!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,


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