Friday, 4 August 2017

Weekend Blog Hops - 5 August 2017

http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2017/01/book-blogger-hop-january-13th-19th.html
Do you ever go "way back" to when you first started blogging and look at your old review posts? Do you see any differences from then to now?
No, I don't really look back much. Nor do I think I've changed much as a reviewer. I pretty much set up my posts the same now as I did when I started blogging.


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Opening sentence:
She was married in a soldier's wedding.







From page 56:
A statute was made that expressly forbade queens from remarrying without the 'special licence' of an adult king.

 





My Current Read 
The Hollow Crown
Dan Jones

The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands violently five times as the great families of England fought to the death for the right to rule. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in history were thrown together in these chaotic years. Yet efforts were made to maintain some semblance of peace and order, as chivalry was reborn, the printing press arrived, and the Renaissance began to flourish. Following on from Dan Jones' best selling The Plantagenets, The Hollow Crown is a vivid and engrossing history of these turbulent times

28 comments:

  1. Hi Nicki,

    My own blog has changed considerably over the course of its life to date, mainly due to enforced changes of Wordpress themes and interactions between additional plugins.

    When I get time (Ha Ha!), I will trawl back through some of my really early posts and bring them up to date in their formatting and lay-out. I also try to add early reviews to sites such as Goodreads and Amazon.

    There are just never enough hours in an evening though, as real life and work tend to get in the way during the day!

    Yvonne

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    1. Ah yes, there's no getting around platform changes. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I occasionally look back at my old reviews and cringe at what I wrote 5 years ago, I have definitely improved a lot xD I definitely want to read The Hollow Crown, it sounds like it'd be the perfect read for me! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have an amazing weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @  A Universe in Words

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    1. Thanks Juli. I've read the Introduction and I look forward to getting into chapter one of The Hollow Crown tonight.

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  3. I love that history!! Will look into it. Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend!

    Here's my Friday Meets: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2017/08/friday-meets-4-august-2017.html

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  4. Sometimes I'll go back to my older ones to make sure everything's working - if they aren't I might even fix something. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. I did that a little in the old days, but now there's no time and too many posts.

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  5. This period of time fascinates me and the teasers feel very readable. I hope you're enjoying it! I don't really go back and look at old reviews either though I did when this question came up!

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  6. I am intrigued by books about royals. Thanks for sharing and for tempting me.

    As for checking out old posts on my blog(s), I have six blogs, and when I started (in 2008) I had a blog that has since been merged into An Interior Journey, which began a year later (with a different name). But yes, I search my Archives and sometimes find old posts to reprise.

    Luckily we can pick and choose!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. I'm fascinated by history but prefer documentaries than reading about. Several books languish on my shelves, waiting for me to open them. I think I need to do a challenge so I'll do that.

    My Friday 56 from The Forever Man

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    1. Yeah, documentaries can sometimes be easier to digest, but I read a lot of history non-fiction too as you get more detail and scholarly notes that way.

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  8. I don't read a ton of historical fiction, but this sounds like one I would pick up. :-) Happy weekend!

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  9. Sounds like an interesting book. I have Dead Man's Bridge by Robert J. Mrazek this week. Happy reading!

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  10. This 56 just made me scoff out loud. Sounds like an informative read. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Alicia. Happy Weekend.

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  11. Good answer and great way of thinking.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Nicki.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. See you next time.

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  12. I have made some changes to old review posts, but then stopped because of the time-consuming aspect. Besides, it's nice to see one's own growth!

    Thanks for dropping by! ENJOY your weekend!! <3 :)

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  13. I go back to my old review posts every now and then - it reminds me of all the emotions and feelings the book had made me feel when I had originally read it. Thank you for stopping by earlier, hope you're having a lovely weekend!

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    1. That's a nice reason to go back and reread them. Have a great week.

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  14. I go back to a few older book reviews of mine sometimes, but I get embarrass on how bad on some of them where for me. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop Nicki have a great Sunday night!

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