Saturday, 6 May 2017

Weekend Blog Hops - 6 May 2017

http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2017/01/book-blogger-hop-january-13th-19th.html
Do you re-arrange and move books around on the shelves or move books off of your bookshelves to another area after a certain amount of time or do you just leave them the way they are?

Sometimes. I have a library/music room in which I organise books on the shelves by category (e.g. history, classics, paranormal etc.). On occasion I rearrange the shelves, particular if I find I need to create extra space for a certain category. These days I try to only purchase hard copies of books I know I want to keep forever; however, I still have a small number of general fiction paperbacks that I may never reread/don't desperately wish to retain, and if space became an issue in the future, I would consider shedding a few of those and selling/gifting them to create room for more 'keepers'.



http://www.rosecityreader.com/
http://www.fredasvoice.com/ 
Opening sentence:
When I look back upon my struggle with indigo, it appears in my consciousness as a dream.





From page 56:
I knew men's chests were like ours, without breasts. But though I wasn't close, I could see the lines of body and muscle beneath skin, like you could under the fur of a strong horse.
 
My Current Read
The Indigo Girl
Natasha Boyd
 
The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their family's three plantations in rural South Carolina and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Tensions with the British, and with the Spanish in Florida, just a short way down the coast, are rising, and slaves are starting to become restless. Her mother wants nothing more than for their South Carolina endeavor to fail so they can go back to England. Soon her family is in danger of losing everything.

Upon hearing how much the French pay for indigo dye, Eliza believes it's the key to their salvation. But everyone tells her it's impossible, and no one will share the secret to making it. Thwarted at nearly every turn, even by her own family, Eliza finds that her only allies are an aging horticulturalist, an older and married gentleman lawyer, and a slave with whom she strikes a dangerous deal: teach her the intricate thousand-year-old secret process of making indigo dye and in return -- against the laws of the day -- she will teach the slaves to read.

So begins an incredible story of love, dangerous and hidden friendships, ambition, betrayal, and sacrifice.

20 comments:

  1. That cover is really beautiful. The protagonist sounds so young in that excerpt. I love rearranging my shelves. Sometimes by genre, author, or randomly. I find the whole process kind of calming. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Yes, it can be enjoyable. A bit of music in the background...

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  2. The book sounds good! But from the teaser I too think the heroine is gonna be young but that sometimes turns out to be fun too. Hope you enjoy this book!
    Here's my Friday Reads

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    1. She's 16 at the start, but then the action takes place over a few years.

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  3. It is difficult to give away books, but I do. There are some books that I cannot give away.

    Running out of space, though. :(

    Nice answer...thanks for sharing. We have similar thoughts.

    Have a good weekend.

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  4. Not sure if it's for me, I need more. :-) Happy weekend!

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  5. I have a hard time giving away books, but I have gotten better at it. I try to only keep around books I still want to read but haven't and books I want to keep and want to revisit one day. I generally only re-arrange when I'm culling or adding new books.

    I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

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  6. You have a good system of organizing your books. Me, I have no talent in the organizing department! Lol. Also, I can't part with a book, especially if I've read and LOVED it, unless, for some reason, I found it disappointing when I read it. If I totally DETEST a book, I'll be sure to get rid of it at the first available opportunity! Otherwise, NO. I do have my favorites, which I will NEVER either sell or give away.....:)

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my own CWW post!! Hope you have a WONDERFUL week!! <3 <3 ;

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    1. Thanks Maria. I'm rather OCD when it comes to organising!

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  7. My comment was eatten by nargles, ha ha, so long story, short, I have always wanted a music room - library combo. :)

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    1. Damn those nargles! lol
      Me too! I finally got one in my new house. Now I just wish I had more free time to spend in it!
      (Sorry, I found a typo in my original comment.)

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  8. This looks like something right up my alley! Here is the link to my Friday 56: https://coffeeandcatsblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/friday-56-33/

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    1. Hi, Loreen. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I love that cover! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  10. Great blog hop answer I do the same with the books I know I will not re-read or going to read I just give them away too charity or give them away too used book stores. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog hope Nicki.

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