Friday, 1 September 2017

Weekend Blog Hops - 1 September 2017

http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2017/01/book-blogger-hop-january-13th-19th.html

Do you participate in The Bloggiesta?
In short, no, because I've never heard of it until now. I went and looked it up, and it does seem like an interesting idea, so perhaps I'll check it out this year if I have time!



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Opening sentence:
The dark-haired lad trudged upwards, along the road to Eaglesfield.





From page 56:
Most of the fours days that Eurydice was anchored in the Funchal roads he spent aloft, staring at the island's forested mountains and sniffing the scent of the tropics, the smell of wet earth and foliage and wood smoke from the natives' cooking fires.



   
My Current Read 
Fletcher of the Bounty
Graeme Lay

The story of Fletcher Christian, sailor, adventurer and mutineer of the HMS Bounty. On the 28th of April 1789, mutineer Fletcher Christian seized command of the ship HMS Bounty from its captain, William Bligh. Fletcher of the Bounty is a fictional account of the Tahitian voyage, the mutiny and its mysterious aftermath.

30 comments:

  1. This looks good - I'm hooked. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Bev. I'm starting it tonight!

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  2. I have a feeling this one would be more my hubby's speed than my own. Will pass it along to him. :-) Happy long weekend!

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    1. No long weekend for us here in Australia, sadly, but hope you enjoy yours.

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  3. This book does sound tempting, even though I seldom read historical novels any more.

    I always do Bloggiesta...call me addicted.

    Here's mine: “Y IS FOR YESTERDAY”

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    1. Hopefully I'll have a review up for this book later in the week. We'll see what I make of it.

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  4. I love that cover! This sounds really interesting. A bit different than the usual historical fiction I read, but I'm always open to trying something new especially when a subject matter interests me as this does. Thank you for sharing, Nicki! I hope you have a great weekend.

    I have never participated in Bloggiesta, although I know quite a few bloggers who do. Like with the readathons, the event is often scheduled at times that just don't work for me.

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    1. I actually only know the really basic facts about the mutiny, so I'm interested in learning more through this read.

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  5. I came for the quotes and got distracted by the question. What is Bloggeista? My Friday Quotes

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    1. From what I can tell, Bloggiesta is about using events and prompts to improve/update your blog. Doesn't really apply to me since I never fall behind with posts anyway.

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  6. Nice cover but I don't think this one is for me. I hope you enjoy it. This week I am featuring Her Dark Half by Paige Tyler. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kathy. Happy Hopping!

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  7. I love when authors combine fiction and truth. Bloggiesta is fantastic by the way. It's a great way to get things around the blog cleaned up. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Alicia. Yes, I too enjoy fictional retellings of history.

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  8. This sounds amazing! I know a little about the HMS Bounty but not nearly enough. I hadn't heard of this one but I definitely want to check it out.

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    1. Same here. That's why I thought I'd give it a read!

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  9. This book seems okay. Enjoy your current read!

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  10. Oh, Fletcher of the Bounty looks interesting. - Katie

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    1. I'm about 1/3 in and enjoying it so far.

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  11. Maria has posted a marvelous explanation of the Bloggiesta at this link:

    http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2017/09/book-blogger-hop-no-105-bloggiesta.html

    It is fun.


    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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    1. Yes, Maria's explanation is awesome. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. This book sounds really interesting. Have a great week!

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  13. I didn't know such a thing as Bloggiesta existed, either, until I saw Elizabeth's question. I'm glad she asked it, too, as I might consider participating some time next year.

    I really like the sound of this book, "Fletcher of the Bpunty"! I really want to read more historical fiction, and this one is VERY intriguing. Mutiny and ystery on the high seas? Yes, indeed!! Thanks for the heads up!

    Thanks as well for your nice comment on my BBH post!! Have a GREAT holiday weekend!! <3 <3 :) :)

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    1. Thanks, Maria. No holiday for us here in Australia, but since I work from home, public holidays don't mean so much to me these days! :)

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  14. I think I am going to check out Bloggiesta as well! :)

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    1. It certainly looks interesting. However, I am always OCD about keeping on top of things anyway, so perhaps not as useful for me as for others. Still, these kinds of events are always good inspiration to get working!

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  15. I've been considering trying Blogiesta myself.

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. I hope you'll tell us how you get on with it if you do.

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