Friday 56 #86

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

From page 56:

there was a small part of Elodie that looked forward to Alistair’s weeks in New York. She missed him, of course, but it was restful in some way knowing that for six whole nights she could stay at her own place, in her own bed, with her own books and favorite teacup, without having to negotiate and explain herself.

I’ve said it before, but I’m such a sucker for a pretty book cover. And I think this is one of my favorites of the past year. And that excerpt! Who hasn’t felt that way on occasion?

Have any of you read this? If so, what did you you think? Is it as good as the cover promises? Let me know in the comments.

Happy reading and happy New Year.

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Friday 56, #85

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution.

From page 56:

‘We can save this,’ she continues, and sets about tousling the powder through Angelica’s abused hair with quick deft hands. And she paints her friend’s face, and pins and hooks and stitches her into layers of petticoats and skirts.

 

Historical fiction is my catnip. Add to that a dash of fairy tale and magical realism and you will not see me for as long as it takes for me to read it. And that cover, y’all.  I love it.

Stay tuned for a #QBR in the new year.

Has anyone else read this? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Friday 56 #84

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution.

From page 56:

But it was his eyes she remembered after that day. A deep compassion shined in the soft brown of his irises.

 

 

 

I don’t know much about this book or the author. this book came to me via Page Habit book subscription box. In fact it’s the last book I received before they went out of business.

Has anyone read this book? What do you think of it, if so? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Birthday to you, Jane Austen.

According to my big of list of author birthday and death days, today is Jane Austen’s birthday. And because I’m a fan of her writing, I didn’t want to let the day pass without marking the day.

Here’s a list of links to some fun Austen related posts I’ve read recently.

Click here to read an interesting post about how we read Jane Austen. 

Over on the blog Drunk Austen, she is doing a daily re-watch of Emma Thompson/Ang Lee adaptation of Sense & Sensibility. And everyday she writes a lovely post to report her response to that days viewing. Click here to read my favorite post (so far).

Lastly, here are some links to my own posts about Jane Austen and her novels. I’m really surprised by how few I’ve written. I’d best get to writing more in the new year.

My most recent Friday 56.

A Few of My Favorite Things. 

March 2017 TBR.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Let me know in the comments below any other posts and articles about Jane Austen or books that you think I should read.

Happy reading, y’all.

Friday 56, #83

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

My contribution this week.

From page 56:

There is no hint that Eliza was looking for a rich wife for Henry, but circumstances were such that he might well have thought Eliza would make him her heir or might even adopt him.

 

 

This passage is about Jane’s brother Henry. It seems this book delves not just into Jane’s life and loves, but her brother Henry’s as well. Knowing this would you read this book? Have you read it and did you enjoy it?

Let me know your thoughts about it in the comments below.

 

Friday 56, #82

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

From page 56 of the hardback:

My mom laughs. She’s always had such a great laugh. It’s very carefree, very young. Mine is inconsistent. Sometimes it’s loud; sometimes it’s wheezy. Other times I sound like an old man. David used to say that he thought my old-man laugh was the most genuine, because no one in their right mind would want to sound like that. Now I’m trying to remember the last time it happened.

That cover! Yes, this is another book I bought and read just because of a gorgeous cover. Did this book live up to its cover? You’ll have to wait until I post an upcoming Quickie Book Review to find out my thoughts.

Have you read it? What did you think of it and would you recommend it? Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 (or book review) so I can visit your blog.

Thanks for visiting, and happy reading.

 

Friday 56: #81

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

And now for my contribution:

I’m back! I took a bit of an unplanned break from blogging in October due to a road trip to see my son and the nasty, wretched cold I picked up on the trip. Blech. But I’m feeling a bit better and am eager to get back to my blogger life.

Confession. Nonfiction books about serial killers are my jam. As a child of the ’70’s it was hard to avoid the nightly news stories about women and the frequency of their disappearances. Plus, I grew up in a state home to one of the most famous serial killers of that time, Ted Bundy. (Fun fact: my daughter lives around the corner from a boarding house he lived in during those years. Creepy, no?) So, suffice it to say, I love reading about those crimes and trying to resolve my childhood feelings about all of that. At least I think that’s why I find them so fascinating. So this book is definitely something I looked forward to reading. I plan on writing a review for it and posting it soon.

What do you think? Are you intrigued by the passage? Do you read true crime nonfiction? Let me know in the comments below. And be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56, too.

And, as always, Happy Reading.